Countries are getting better at handling the aftermath of political unrest and terrorist activity, delegates at the fourth Global Resilience Summit in London were told. However, the established model for crisis preparation and recovery is now severely outdated, according to experts. The Global Resilience Summit is an annual event organised by the Global Travel and Tourism Resilience Council and designed to share best practice within the public and private sectors. Gloria Guevera, Chief Executive of the World Travel & Tourism Council, presented a report which showed that the average time for a nation to recover from political unrest has fallen from 22 months in the recent past to just 10 months in 2019.
The annual Champions in Challenge awards have been presented at the Global Travel & Tourism Resilience Council’s fourth Global Resilience Summit in London. The awards are organised by the International Institute for Peace Through Tourism (IIPT) in conjunction with the Resilience Council in furthering their mission. The awards focus on the importance of tourism as a force for good – aiding recovery, boosting resilience and promoting prosperity through ethical and sustainable practices.
The Resilience Through Tourism Summit will bring together key stakeholders from the private and public sectors to discuss strategies for recovery and developing resilience, brand management for sustainable growth and effective communications. The one-day conference will look at regional and international case studies and shared best practices.