Category: Health Without Borders

Dr. Taleb Rifai  |  Juergen Steinmetz  | Dr. Peter Tarlow

Because there is no way to separate travel from the world’s current, or future pandemics, and tourism is about bringing people together, the WTN recognizes the need for the global travel and tourism industry to become an integrated part of the decision making and policy process in a response to the current COVID-19 and any future pandemics. The world’s Statemen and Nobel laureates recognize that in an interconnected world “No one is safe until everyone is safe”. It is for this reason that the WTN’s international project “Health without Borders/ Santé sans Frontières” seeks universal vaccine coverage for all people around the world.
  • The WTN aligns with the idea the “travel and tourism” industry supports an international focus on countries and regions unable to get full access to the vaccine.
  • The WTN, representing international small and medium-sized businesses around the world, recognizes that these are the first businesses to suffer during a pandemic and travel closure.
  • The WTN pledges its efforts to foster mutual understanding and collaboration between countries to facilitate the safe international movement of tourists.
  • The WTN extends its hand to other organizations and initiatives in the travel and tourism industry, to NGOs and health professionals.
WTN’s “Health without Borders” initiative seeks a world with greater international cooperation and safe and healthy travel. One step toward this goal is universal vaccination. The WTN encourages all to join it as it seeks a more humane world in which the global travel and tourism industry can help deliver the first blossoms of greater health and equity. Details go to

Jürgen Steinmetz,  TravelNewsGroup, HI, USA

Jürgen Steinmetz, TravelNewsGroup, HI, USA

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Dr. Peter Tarlow, SaferTourism, TX, USA

Dr. Peter Tarlow, SaferTourism, TX, USA

Co-founder Founder and President of Tourism & More Inc. - ATB Advisory Board Member - President of safertourism.com Dr. Peter Tarlow, PH.D. Dr. Peter E. ... Read More

Dr. Taleb Rifai, Jordan

Dr. Taleb Rifai, Jordan

Chair  Chair ATB COVID-19 Task Force - Former Secretary-General UNWTO - ATB Honors Circle and Advisory Board Member - Co-Chair of the Global Resilience Council ... Read More

Alain St. Ange, Seychelles

Alain St. Ange, Seychelles

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MINISTRY OF TOURISM AND WILDLIFE-KENYA, H.E. Hon. Najib Balala, Nairobi, Kenya           

MINISTRY OF TOURISM AND WILDLIFE-KENYA, H.E. Hon. Najib Balala, Nairobi, Kenya           

cstourism2018@gmail.com| http://www.tourism.go.ke | +2540202724646 Global Tourism Championship and innovative Leadership. The establishment of the World Tourism Network is a positive complimentary to the efforts by ... Read More

Cuthbert Ncube, ATB, South Africa

Cuthbert Ncube, ATB, South Africa

Chairman African Tourism Board: The Global Community faces this unprecedented plague, This commands the Continent to lay the foundation of economic reforms that will prioritize ... Read More

Vijay Poonoosamy,  Singapore

Vijay Poonoosamy, Singapore

Vijay Poonoosamy is an Honorary Member of the Hermes Air Transport Organisation, a Non-Executive Member of the Board of the Veling Group, and a member ... Read More

Aleksandra Gardasevic-Slavuljica, MBA,  AGS Marketing Consulting, Podgorica, Montenegro

Aleksandra Gardasevic-Slavuljica, MBA, AGS Marketing Consulting, Podgorica, Montenegro

-President Balkan Region- I am an accomplished Senior Marketing, Corporate Communication, and HR expert, providing consultancy worldwide to luxury resorts and hotels, businesses in the ... Read More

Raed Habiss, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Raed Habiss, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

30 years experience seasoned in aviation, travel & tourism, technology, and investment. Held many professional industry roles; travel distribution for Saudi Airlines, IATA agency program ... Read More

Hon. Min Moses Vilakati, Eswatini

Hon. Min Moses Vilakati, Eswatini

Minister of Tourism & Environmental Affairs, Eswatini Read More