G20 hosting an extraordinary Ministers of Tourism virtual meeting


The Secretary-General of UNWTO Zurab Pololikashvili said: “we stressed the need for tourism to count on coordinated protocols and timely removal of restrictions to ensure the safety of future travelers and tourism workers”

The extraordinary virtual meeting of the G20 Tourism Ministers met today to discuss the disproportionate impact of Covid-19 on the tourism sector.

“To ensure the survival of tourism companies and workers we need the better support of governments.” said

The Saudi Minister of Tourism, S.E. Ahmed Al-Khateeb has chaired the ministerial meeting to discuss the immediate response needed to the challenges facing the sector and to further develop the responses to stimulate future recovery and identify ways to improve long-term resilience in the sector.

The G20 Presidency will continue to work actively with G20 countries, as well as regional and international organizations to support the tourism sector in this time of crisis, strengthen tourism resilience, and develop tourism as a means of sustainable socio-economic development.