The G20 tourism ministers will meet this week to discuss measures to face the impact of the coronavirus

The Saudi G20 presidency confirmed on Wednesday that on Friday, April 24, an extraordinary telematic meeting of Tourism Ministers will be held to analyze and address the measures that the tourism sector needs in the face of the impact of the coronavirus crisis.

«In light of the Covid-19 pandemic and the unprecedented impact that this global crisis is having on the tourism sector, the ministers will meet to adopt the necessary measures aimed at supporting the sector,» it said in a statement. the G20 presidency.

Saudi Arabia’s Tourism Minister Ahmed Al-Khateeb will chair the ministerial meeting which aims to discuss the «immediate and necessary» response to the challenges facing the travel and tourism sector during the health crisis. Furthermore, it is intended to develop responses to stimulate future recovery and determine ways to improve resistance in the sector in the long term.

The G-20 presidency will continue to actively work with the G-20 countries, invited countries, as well as regional and international organizations to support tourism from the crisis, strengthen tourism resistance and develop the capacity of tourism as a means of development. socioeconomic sustainable.