Findings show the tourism industry could be witnessing a shift in its immediate target demographic.
A survey conducted by TourRadar - the world’s largest online marketplace for multi-day tours - found that younger travelers are key to tourism’s immediate recovery. Approximately 42% of survey respondents under the age of 35 years old are still hoping to travel in 2020 compared to 28% of respondents over 55 years old. The survey also found that compared to travelers over the age of 55, travelers ages 18 - 34 are less likely to wait for a COVID-19 vaccine or acquired immunity.
At its fourteenth meeting (2019), the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal adopted decision BC-14/13, by which it welcomed the proposal to establish a Basel Convention Partnership on Plastic Waste and decided to establish a working group of the Partnership.
AVL has taken a prominent role behind the scenes in preparing for the Prime Minister’s announcement, working with the Department of Tourism and the Tourism Crises Recovery and Response Plan Committee (TCRRPC) and the Air Transportation and Tourism Taskforce (AT3).
By the powers of Article 106 of the Const itution, the Head of State, le Ao Mamalu ole Malo, Tuimalealiifano Vaaletoa Sualauvi II after consultation with Cabinet this evening signed into law new amendments to the COVID 19 State of Emergency Orders.