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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 However, the established model for crisis preparation and recovery is now severely outdated, according to experts.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.

“This is inviting a whole new world order. Mankind must be prepared for new discussion, a new paradigm with greater levels of global collaboration. It even opens up opportunities for world peace.  “Man will have a better sense of who he or she must be – issues of love, charity and social responsibility will emerge.”  Minister Bartlett said the Jamaican response had been “based on the science” and the country had taken “strong measures” to prepare for the global Covid-19 pandemic. These have included a public information campaign about hygiene and how to adapt behaviour to spread the virus, and a ramping-up of health programmes to address the crisis. And Minister Bartlett said Jamaica had taken measures to control the arrival of non-citizens, a