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Next event: AWFT 23 | 17-19 October | Seville, Spain

Join the Resilience Council at AWFT 23.

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The Global Travel and Tourism Resilience Council serves the worldwide travel industry, facilitating planning and preparation for crisis response, recovery and resilience issues.

As an international network and forum for governments and businesses, the Resilience Council (RC) brings the public and private sectors together in the development of sustainable frameworks enabling business growth.

This platform has become the go to place for professionals from various industries to share and identify methodologies, as well as showcase tools and discover opportunities and risks.

Through sharing information and best practices in preparedness, crisis management, resilience and disaster recovery, destinations improve, businesses flourish and traveller mobility increases.

Partnering with governments and businesses around the globe, the key objectives of the resilience council are:

    • Global awareness and education for leaders and decision makers through peer-to-peer thought leadership. 
    • Resource sharing through best-in-breed companies and organisations with proven applications for sustainability and resiliency. 
    • Experiential guidance by and for stakeholders in the travel and associated industries through stories and lessons learned. 
    • Response and recovery methodologies with global and regional applications for long-term success.

Global Tourism Resilience Conference 2023

15-17 February

A 3-day event developed through the efforts of the Jamaican Ministry of Tourism organized by the Global Travel Resilience and Crisis Management Centre and complemented by the partnerships of ITIC and the Resilience Council.


Designed to address resilience through economic and social development.  Day one focuses on economic opportunities in the Caribbean and addresses the issue of the global human capital deficit in the travel sector.

Topic Of The Month

Global Travel Week 2021

Critical Measurements to Drive Sustainability

In honour of World Tourism Day, our partner Mabrian released valuable reporting capabilities:

  • A new index to help destinations identify the most sustainable source markets
  • How vital rethinking tourism and the footprint it leaves on the planet is
  • The ‘Income / Carbon Footprint’ index compares income generated by visitors with their carbon footprint, on a source-market-by-source-market basis

According to Mabrian, the basis of sustainability of a destination is to achieve a balance between the tourist experience, the well-being of the residents, the conservation of the environment and the profitability of the sector. In this way, the leading company in tourism intelligence helps destination managers and tourism companies with tools that allow them to make decisions aligned with this balance through big data analysis.

Upcoming Projects

The Resilience Council is excited to share our list of projects, current and ongoing.  It is through these types of projects we are demonstrating our goal to provide a platform for public private sector interaction towards long term resiliency.


A Message From Our Co-Chairs

“The immediate future is not clear as to how quickly we bounce back and what will happen in the next two to three years. The travel industry is resilient. New products will emerge. There are huge opportunities in aviation, hotel services and tour products that will be on offer. Tourism will expand its ability to offer a seamless experience and one that is far more responsive to hygienic practices.  The future is bright, as people will relate better to each other and provide a more wholesome respect for cultures and diversity.”

Minister Edmund Bartlett, MP Government of Jamaica & Co-Chair of the Resilience Council

“No one can do it alone…Collectively, we can harness the power of tourism for resilience.”

Dr. Taleb Rifai, Former Secretary General, UNWTO

Minister Edmund Bartlett

MP Government of Jamaica & Co-Chair of the Resilience Council
Dr Taleb Rifai

Former Secretary General, United Nations World Tourism Organisation

Latest news

UN declares 17 February as Global Tourism Resilience Day

Following months of campaigning, high level discussions and partnerships, 17 February has officially been declared Global Tourism Resilience Day. This is the first time the UN has founded a day dedicated to travel since Tourism Day was established 20 years [...]

Minister Bartlett Unveils New Global Tourism Labour Force Initiative: No Recover Without Workforce Return

A first of its kind initiative to drive the return and global expansion of the tourism workforce was announced by Minister of Tourism for Jamaica, Edmund Bartlett. Bartlett recently spoke at the World for Travel event in Nimes, in a [...]

We Asked, You Answered – Fears Addressed! Resilience Council session at Global Travel Marketplace

Industry leaders urged to plan to avoid repeating pandemic mistakes The travel industry must “control controllables” and plan for the future, according to speakers at Global Travel Marketplace 2022. David Atkin, managing director of occupational health and safety firm Sanderson [...]

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