WTTC Statement following the attacks in Brussels


After UNWTO now also the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) strongly condemns the attacks in Brussels on 22 March 2016.

David Scowsill, President & CEO, WTTC, said: “We are deeply saddened to hear about today’s callous attacks in Brussels, which have caused terrible injuries and the loss of so many innocent lives. Our hearts go out to the family and friends of the victims at this terrible time.

We live in a time when terror attacks are growing in frequency. We urge the governments around the world to work closely together to combat this global threat and to increase security measures on the ground and across borders through expanding intelligence sharing. Enhancing security does not mean closing down borders.

We encourage governments to make policy decisions that balance safety of their citizens with continuing to facilitate travel for business and leisure purposes.”