Travel, tourism and recovery: Next steps

Santander Insights is a series of virtual dialogues that we launched in 2020 as a means to maintain public debate on crucial issues through the COVID confinement and subsequent restrictions.

This panel will examine the impact of COVID-19 on the people and business that work in travel and tourism; the unique challenges facing the sector; and what will be needed in 2021 and beyond to rebuild. Participants will discuss the most effective policies and measures to safely revive travel, expected timelines, the role of governments and the impact of an impending vaccine. The opportunities and challenges in “greening” tourism will also be examined.

Travel, tourism and recovery: Next steps


Luis Gallego

Chief Executive Officer, ‎IAG


Jeff Higley

President, The BHN Group


Maribel Rodríguez

Acting CEO of the World Travel & Tourism Council


Margaritis Schinas

Vice President of the European Commission
for Promoting the European Way of Life



James Harding

Founder, Tortoise