Tag: world travel and tourism

Minister Bartlett addresses global tourism leaders at 2019 World Travel and Tourism Council

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019 18:42

As a part of a panel of the 2019 World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), held on Tuesday, June 11 in New York City, Minister of Tourism, Honorable Minister Edmund ... Read More

IATA Diversity & Inclusion Awards announced winners

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 10, 2019 09:10

Nominations for the awards were adjudicated by a panel of four judges: Angela Gittens, Director General, Airports Council International; Gloria Guevara, President and CEO, World Travel and Tourism Council; Mark ... Read More

Puerto Rico Tourism hungry for good news: Today best news in 8 years

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 5, 2019 08:12

Puerto Rico is hungry for good news after the island's tourism industry came to an all-time low after a devastating hurricane hit. Today at the IPW 2019 in Anaheim, Discover ... Read More

Winners of IATA Diversity & Inclusion Awards announced

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 3, 2019 05:09

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the winners of the inaugural IATA Diversity & Inclusion Awards in three categories: Inspirational Role Model: Christine Ourmières-Widener, CEO, Flybe High Flyer Award: ... Read More

ATM: Tourism crucial for reducing Saudi Arabia’s dependence on oil revenues

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 30, 2019 19:40

According to the experts speaking at Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2019, tourism will play a major role in reducing Saudi Arabia’s dependence on oil revenues. In a panel discussion titled ... Read More

Tourism boom: Travelers visit Puerto Rico at an unprecedented pace

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 30, 2019 00:20

Discover Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico's first-ever Destination Marketing Organization (DMO), announced today that 2019 Q1 lodging demand is on par with 2017 Q1 levels just fourteen months post-hurricane Maria, signaling ... Read More

Arabian Travel Week launches in Dubai

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 24, 2019 09:40

Reed Travel Exhibitions will launch Arabian Travel Week – an umbrella brand comprising four co-located shows – during the 2019 edition of Arabian Travel Market (ATM) which opens its doors ... Read More

Egypt Tourism Minister: Tourism is key to rapprochement and peace

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 10, 2019 22:15

Egyptian Tourism Minister Rania al-Mashat and winner of IIPT Award said that Tourism and travel are the key to peaceful borders, cultural exchanges, bridge-building, communication, rapprochement and peace, especially in ... Read More

Saudi tourism sector worth over $70 billion in 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 10, 2019 13:30

Saudi Arabia’s travel and tourism sector is expected to contribute $70.9 billion (SAR 263.1 billion) in total to the country’s GDP in 2019, according to data from the World Travel ... Read More

Ethiopia, Rwanda and Uganda: Top 10 improved world travel destinations

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- April 10, 2019 00:59

Three Eastern African nations have emerged among the top ten fastest-growing destinations for tourism in the world. The 2019 annual report compiled by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) ... Read More

WTTC Summit 2019 Seville: The Untold Story

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 7, 2019 04:25

The World Travel and Tourism Council just finished their annual summit 2019 in the Spanish City of Seville last Friday. A record number of delegates listened to presentations from fellow top ... Read More

WTTC Global Summit: Next stop San Juan

editor editor- April 5, 2019 20:48

Discover Puerto Rico, the Island’s first-ever and new Destination Marketing Organization, today announced that island will serve as the host for the World Travel & Tourism Council 2020 Global Summit, ... Read More

Marriott has a 2020 vision when it comes to expansion in Asia

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 4, 2019 14:54

From the 15th Hotel Investment Conference - South Asia, Marriott International  today announced its continued expansion plans in Asia-Pacific with its 2020 vision -- an aggressive target to have 1000 hotels open by the end ... Read More

WTTC Global Summit: President Obama was a disappointment for many

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 3, 2019 20:29

U.S. President Barak Obama was the most expected speaker at the ongoing World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) summit in Seville today. More than 1500 CEOs, association presidents, ministers of ... Read More

WTTC Summit Opened in Seville: Spain’s president says not to build walls

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 3, 2019 08:48

This morning the World Travel and Tourism Council Summit 2019 opened in Seville, Spain. A line up of top tourism leaders in the private industry together with political tourism leaders are ... Read More

Hyatt Regency Cologne says no to President Obama after WTTC Summit Seville

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 3, 2019 08:09

U.S. President Barak Obama is on a tourism trip. Today he is expected to be the star participant at the World Travel and Tourism Council Annual Summit 2019 in Seville, ... Read More

Brunei Travel: Ready to be stoned to death? How will WTTC and UNWTO respond?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 30, 2019 04:12

Brunei is becoming a deadly place to visit starting April 3, specially if you are member of the LGBT Community. Next week the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) will ... Read More

IATA announces judges for Diversity and Inclusion Awards

editor editor- March 29, 2019 03:10

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the members of the independent judging panel for the IATA Diversity and Inclusion Awards as: Angela Gittens, Director General, Airports Council International Gloria ... Read More

African Tourism Board Launch: Climate Friendly Travel initiative “Partnerships for Change” to be revealed

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 28, 2019 06:20

The African Tourism Board Launch at the World Travel Market in Cape Town on April 11 will be the place Brussels based Professor Geoffrey Lipman will reveal his Climate Friendly ... Read More

Reimagining tourism for the future

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 22, 2019 17:06

In the last decade or so, tourism has positioned itself as a critical variable in the development planning space and the development discourse globally. Today businesses, governments, international organizations as ... Read More

President Obama, WTTC and the African Tourism Board: A major push for Africa visibility

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 21, 2019 02:05

Africa Tourism is hot right now. Overlooked in the past, the tourism potential of the African continent is now becoming visible. The first African Tourism Board (ATB) is about to be ... Read More

WTTC: Travel and Tourism is Zambia’s 2018 fastest-growing national economic sector

editor editor- March 20, 2019 22:47

The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) is getting ready for its Annual Summit in Seville next month, and Africa will be happy. Report after report is confirming enormous growth ... Read More

How to read so much positive news on Egypt Tourism by WTTC

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 18, 2019 07:26

The WTTC Annual Summit is only weeks away and the World Travel and Tourism Council is working hard pumping out positive reports on participating countries prior to the event in ... Read More

ICTP meets on the sidelines of ITB in Berlin

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- March 12, 2019 01:37

Three of the four founding members of the International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) - Juergen Steinmetz, Alain St.Ange, and Geoffey Lipman - met as they were together at ITB ... Read More

Jamaica takes the lead on Global Tourism Resilience Management

editor editor- February 8, 2019 19:57

Resilience is everybody’s business. All policymakers in the Caribbean must be concerned about the resilience of their national sectors amid a wide range of constantly evolving threats facing the region.  ... Read More

Reed Travel Exhibitions launches inaugural Arabian Travel Week

editor editor- January 30, 2019 22:04

  Reed Travel Exhibitions, organiser of the annual Arabian Travel Market (ATM) showcase in Dubai, has announced the launch of Arabian Travel Week – an umbrella brand comprising four co-located ... Read More

Ghana beefs up leisure tourism

editor editor- January 29, 2019 21:16

According to the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) leisure travel spending (inbound and domestic) generated 66.5% of direct Travel & Tourism GDP in 2017 (GHC6, 854.3mn) compared with 33.5% ... Read More

Kenya eyes Indian and Spanish tourists

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- January 24, 2019 07:08

Kenya has set its tourism marketing sights on India and Spain, seeking to attract the new markets in Asia and Europe to boost its tourism growth to reach 2.5 million ... Read More

World Travel and Tourism Council announces 2019 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards finalists

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 15, 2019 17:30

The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) is delighted to announce the 15 finalists for its 2019 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards. The 2019 finalists are organized into the following new ... Read More

Africa Travel and Tourism: Trends for the New Year

editor editor- January 8, 2019 02:40

Players in the travel and tourism ecosystem in Africa travel look forward to 2019 with full optimism. Read More

Cyprus swears in its first ever Minister for Tourism

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 2, 2019 23:41

Small Mediterranean island country of Cyprus named former hotel executive Savvas Perdios its first ever Minister for Tourism on Wednesday. The creation of new official position and the former industry ... Read More

WTTC reveals finalists for Tourism for Tomorrow Awards

editor editor- January 25, 2013 03:47

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has unveiled the twelve finalists for its 2013 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards. Read More

Japan tourism rebounds strongly

editor editor- December 15, 2011 05:20

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) announced the launch of the 3rd of 4 quarterly reports about Japan’s recovery for the travel and tourism industry following the Tohoku Tsunami ... Read More