The Secretary General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Zurab Pololikashvili, will pay an official visit to Morocco from February 02 to 05, 2021, Atlasinfo learned on Saturday.
This visit is part of the preparations for the organization of the 24th Session of the UNWTO General Assembly.
This visit will lead to the signing of an agreement on the organization of this UNWTO General Assembly in Marrakech in order to ensure its smooth running.
The health crisis has hit global tourism hard. According to data released Thursday, January 28, by the World Tourism Organization. As a result of travel restrictions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, losses amount to $ 1.3 trillion in 2020
This figure represents “more than 11 times the loss recorded during the global economic crisis of 2009”, and corresponds to a fall of 74% of tourist arrivals in the world compared to 2019, indicates the press release of the UNWTO, agency of the United Nations in charge of tourism and based in Madrid.
“2020 will have been the worst year in the history of tourism with 1 billion fewer international arrivals” compared to 2019, says the UNWTO.