In 2009 Tourism Resilience Committee (TRC) highlighted that tourism and travel could be a primary vehicle for job creation and economic recovery – their recommendations ‘Roadmap for Recovery’ is indeed still inspiring.
The TRC Assembly recommends the Roadmap for Recovery to respond to the economic crisis and its effect on the Travel and Tourism sector. The Roadmap is a manifesto that identifies the sector’s importance in global economic resilience; stimulus and transformation to a green economy. It details areas where the travel and tourism sector can play an essential role in post crisis recovery in terms of jobs, infrastructure, trade and development. It calls on world leaders to place tourism and travel at the core of stimulus packages and the long-term green economy transformation. It calls for special attention and support for developing states in terms of capacity building, technology transfer and financing. It also sets out a basis for action for governments and the industry to deal with the short and long term economic, climate and poverty challenges in a coherent way.
What is the TRC?
The UNWTO Tourism Resilience Committee (TRC) is a platform for Members to receive and share information on the current economic downturn and its impact on the tourism sector. The TRC will:
Support the tourism industry in the face of global economic slowdown
Collect and analyse economic and industry data to provide real time marker information
Encourage the exchange of information, experience and good practice regarding response measures
Follow this link to download Roadmap for Recovery (2009)
Also download the report 1st Report on the Implementation of the Roadmap for Recovery (2010)
Learn about UNWTO Tourism Resilience Committee (TRC)
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