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From Breaking Travel News: UNWTO detects green shoots of tourism recovery over summer

“International tourism enjoyed signs of rebound in June and July as some destinations eased travel restrictions and the global vaccination rollout advanced in many parts of the world.” “According to the latest edition of the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer, an estimated 54 million tourists crossed international borders in July, down 67 per cent from the […]
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The Motley Fool: 81% of Ultra-High-Net-Worth Individuals Use Alternative Investments

According to an August 2020 article from Jack Caporal on The Motley Fool, “Ultra-high-net-worth families had 50% of their assets in alternative investments in 2020.” Based on the article’s findings: Ultra-high-net-worth investors (those with a net worth of at least $30 million) had 50% of their assets in alternative investments in 2020, down from 52% […]
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International Investment: New post-pandemic European tourism capital guarantee bond launched

From International Investment: A new limited-release Luxembourg-based capital guarantee bond has launched in a bid to capitalise on opportunities in the post-pandemic tourism and hospitality industries in Europe. The five year GESCO T1 Ltd bond has been designed as a fixed-income impact investment to provide vital funds into the beleaguered European hotels and resorts industry, […]
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Understanding the Methodology: Why are we doing this now?

The global coronavirus pandemic has created a unique opportunity within the tourism and hospitality industries in Europe, specifically beachfront hotels and resorts that are suffering due to travel prohibitions and other ever-changing restrictions. The WTTC has stated travel and tourism will reach pre-COVID levels in 2022 or 2023… but only if there is cross-government cooperation […]
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A Quick Overview of Bonds

While GESCO T1’s financial products are not available to US Persons, the US SEC recently released a short video to explain bonds and how they work.  Even amongst financial professionals, we have been asked questions (and there has been discussion in the general media) about bonds versus equities, securitization, procedures, and recourse.
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