Time to travel, together…
Before COVID-19, travel and tourism had become one of the most important sectors in the world economy, accounting for 10 percent of global GDP and more than 320 million jobs worldwide. But, the Covid-19 pandemic has presented an unprecedented challenge to the travel industry. Tourism continues to suffer enormously under the COVID-19 pandemic.
During this pandemic crisis, our country and its tourism sector have demonstrated a remarkable resilience to unparalleled, intense pressures.
As The Hotel Association of Turkey, we would like to highlight the power of "Time to travel, together" on World Tourism Day 2021. Only this way can tourism’s restart reach the people and communities that need it the most right now and build the foundations for a better future for all.
It is the embodiment of the capacity for resilience that tourism is showing in the face of COVID-19, thanks to the combined actions of all public actors with a more ambitious and dynamic policy that has unleashed the energy of all strata of society.
On behalf of The Hotel Associaton of Turkey and on my own behalf, I wish you a Happy World Tourism Day!