Speaking at the Fitur trade fair in Madrid Spain, Julia Simpson, WTTC President & CEO said:“While we welcome the expiration of the CDC’s conditional sail order, its decision to continue elevated travel health notices is nonsensical”.
“The cruise industry has proven time and again that its enhanced health and safety protocols consistently achieve significantly lower rates of COVID-19 occurrence than onshore.”
“WTTC calls upon the CDC to stop singling out the cruise industry with harmful and unnecessary measures. Cruise lines have an excellent record for health and safety, and cruising continues to offer extraordinary travel experiences.”
About the World Travel & Tourism CouncilThe World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) represents the global travel & tourism private sector. Members include over 200 CEOs, Chairs and Presidents of the world’s leading travel & tourism companies from all geographies covering all industries. For more than 30 years, WTTC has been committed to raising the awareness of governments and the public of the economic and social significance of the travel & tourism sector.