The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is opening a crisis resource centre to support members with data and research to help them rebuild business once Covid-19 peaks.
Noting that losses are now approaching USD 100 billion and more than 50 million jobs are at risk globally, Mario Hardy, CEO of PATA said: “The travel and tourism industry needs to act now to protect its future. The PATA Crisis Resource Centre will support members with reliable data and information to mitigate a balanced recovery.”
Organisations are being inundated with informational webinars and situational updates, while news sites, search engines and social media are flooded with misinformation and panic. What is needed most now is a unified, trusted source of data and information that is fact-checked and verified, he added.
“We are currently asking governments and international and national organisations for assistance in collecting information on the aid packages available to businesses in their respective destinations,” he said.