ATHENS – Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis took part in the fifth e-meeting of the Global Tourism Crisis Committee, which convened on Thursday to address the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the tourism industry.
Theoharis participated in the video conference as the Chair of the World Tourism Organization's (UNWTO) Regional Commission for Europe and the Head of its special working group on coronavirus measures and actions. The crisis committee was launched recently by UNWTO and the World Health Organization (WHO) and is comprised by the tourism ministers of several European, Asian and African countries.
After briefing the participants about the latest actions, Theoharis presented the UNWTO Secretary General Zurab Pololikashvili with the White Paper on the Consequences of Coronavirus for use by the member states of UNWTO.
The White Paper comprises three parts: a record of the best practices so far adopted by various countries to deal with the pandemic, an evaluation of the pandemic's implications, and a set of recommendations for the smooth restart of international tourism.