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Travel will only recover ifwework together


THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY CAN COME BACK STRONGER THAN EVER IF WE TAKE THE RIGHT APPROACH, WRITES THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF BOOKING HOLDINGS


effort must be undertaken in three key areas: ensuring equitable and widespread vaccine dis- tribution, creating effective vaccine passport systems and developing consistent guidelines to encourage safe travel.


Equitableandwidespread vaccine distribution As vaccinations continue to ramp up in certain parts of the world, there is a clear correlation between recovering travel markets and coun- tries with robust vaccine distribution plans, as is evidenced in places such as the US and the UK. While these signs are encouraging, so much of theworld still lacks access to these life- saving vaccinations. What matters most today is making vacci-


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reach. However, there are countries still being ravaged by Covid-19, such as India, where the situation remains dire. As parts of the world continue tomove on fromthedamage wreaked by Covid-19, we are reminded that its global impact will not vanish overnight. Approximately 3.5 million lives have been lost to this terrible disease, according to official numbers, but the true count is almost certainly much higher. The travel industry has been arguably the


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hardest hit from the pandemic with the sec- tor’s contribution to global gross domestic product essentially cut in half, according to the World Travel and Tourism Council, and inter- national travel spending down by nearly 70%. These numbers can feel abstract, but they rep- resent ahumantoll.Some 62 million travel and tourism jobs were lost last year, leaving mil- lions of families without financial security. For travel to fully recover, we must recover


together. The travel industry and governments must work closely to create effective pro- grammes that will stimulate travel, safeguard jobs and drive innovation to respond to our new reality. To achieve this, a co-ordinated


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fter more than a year of restricted travel around the world, we are beginning to see signs that a travel recovery is within


nations available to all. The world won’t be safe from this pandemic until the whole world is vaccinated. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) “a lack of supply and inequitable distribution of vaccines still remains the biggest threat to ending the acute stage of this pandemic and driving a global recovery”. Covax, a global collabora- tion led by theWHOto accelerate the develop- ment, production and equitable access to Covid-19 vaccines, is doing important work, and it is encouraging to see countries such as Sweden contributing one million doses of the vaccine to the programme. In the US, the Biden administration pledged to distribute globally 20 million doses of the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines, in addition to 60 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine. These are examples of the increased inter-


national co-operation that will get vaccine doses to the world’s most vulnerable people, which is both a moral imperative and an eco- nomic one.While these are encouraging signs, we must be relentless in this fight. Businesses can also play a crucial role in encouraging peo- ple to receive vaccines. At Booking.com, we’re encouraging all of our employees to get vacci- nated and are providing paid leave for employ- ees to receive the vaccine. We can already see evidence of the vital


role vaccination plays in restarting travel, thanks to the EU’s recent decision to re-open European travel to the vaccinated, in time for their summer season, providing a huge boost for the industry. However, member states will


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