On World Tourism Day (WTD), September 27, 2020, the IUF is calling on employers, governments and UN agencies to “Build Back Tourism Better” by committing to a safe, secure and sustainable tourism sector with workers’ rights at its center. The COVID-19 pandemic is currently decimating the tourism sector but employers continue to develop and implement protocols with little or no negotiation with unions. Safe tourism requires safe workplaces. Safe workplaces require safety protocols negotiated with unions.
The IUF has used WTD 2020 to reiterate demands to the United Nations World Tourism Organization for the IUF to be part of the Global Tourism Crisis Committee. Trade unions are not currently represented.
The IUF Asia/Pacific has developed a WTD program of activities for 13 countries and materials (including the illustrations shown). For more information, please see the IUF Asia/Pacific blog with information and posters translated into 15 languages.