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WTTC Warns Against Panic and Stigmatization Over Coronavirus

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is warning against disproportionate reactions and the possible stigmatization of Chinese tourists as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

Cruise Industry Steps Up Measures to Fight Coronavirus Outbreak

Measures for cruise travel are being tightened in response to developments concerning the 2019-novel coronavirus outbreak and its impact on the global cruise industry, according to the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).

Greek Travel Agents Urge Penalty-free Cancellations in View of China Virus

Greek travel agents are calling on tourism stakeholders and authorities to jointly formulate a clear action plan in view of the coronavirus outbreak.

Global Airport Retail May Go Down with Coronavirus, Study Says

The outbreak of the coronavirus and the resultant ban on travel is expected to impact airport retail worldwide, a study by GlobalData said.

China Bans Outbound Travel Due to Coronavirus

Greek Health Minister Vassilis Kikilias held an emergency meeting with the Ambassador of China to Greece, Zhang Qiyue to discuss additional measures in view of the coronavirus outbreak.

Greek Health Officials Issue Precautionary Guidelines for New Virus

Despite the limited risk of a new SARS-like virus entering Greece, the country's health officials have issued safety precautions.

World Health Organization: No Restrictions on Travel Due to Mosquito-borne Zika Virus

The World Health Organization (WHO) is not recommending any travel or trade restrictions as a result of the recent outbreak of the Zika virus in the Americas region, although declaring it on Monday as "a public health emergency of international concern".

Travel and Transport Task Force on Ebola Virus Says “No” To General Bans on Travel, Trade

The Travel and Transport Task Force stands firmly with the World Health Organization (WHO) against general bans on travel and trade, as well as restrictions that include general quarantine of travelers from Ebola-affected countries.

Tourism & Culture Links Discussed By UNWTO Executive Council

The UNWTO Executive Council recently stressed the need to promote new governance models to foster closer cooperation between tourism and culture in order to advance the sustainable development of cultural tourism.

Global Travel Task Force Launched To Monitor Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak

The risk of transmission of Ebola virus disease (EVD) during air travel is low, according to a joint statement on travel and transport in relation to Ebola outbreak released by the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the World...