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David Scowsill Speech at Africa Hotel Investment Forum

Editor's Note: In the last two months, eTN has had the opportunity to attend three major global travel and tourism industry events.

Japan takes on most ambitious travel show yet

TOKYO (eTN) - Japan’s largest travel show, JATA TABIHAKU, is being here held here in the Japanese capital city beginning today, Thursday, September 12, 2013, and will run until Sunday, September 15,

Miss World 2013: Win-win for Indonesia, tourism minister says

SEOUL (eTN) – The Miss World beauty pageant that is currently happening in Bali, one of Indonesia’s top tourist destinations, has put Indonesia in the spotlight due to calls for the cancellation o

You have to change or get left behind, Blair tells WTTC...

SEOUL (eTN) – The former prime minister of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, Tony Blair, delivered this year’s keynote address for the second regional summit by the World Travel & Tourism C

Up-close and personal with Taleb Rifai

Since taking office as the United Nations World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) secretary-general in May 2009, Taleb Rifai has been on a perpetual move, traipsing the globe from one travel and touris

Brevity is king at WTTC’s 2013 Global Summit

ABU DHABI (eTN) - The first day of this year's edition of the World Travel & Tourism Council's Global Summit has come and gone, but the words uttered by some of the most influential names in the busin

WTTC: Travel & Tourism industry must grasp the mantle of leadership...

David Scowsill, President and CEO of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), is calling on the global Travel & Tourism industry “to grasp the mantle of leadership in order to influence.”

2012 again demonstrated how resilient travel and tourism industry is, WTTC...

(eTN) - Fresh off the release of the World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) favorable 2012 global travel and tourism industry economic report, the organization’s president and CEO, David Scowsill

Japan: A WTTC affair to remember

It is now common knowledge that not only did Japan successfully host this year’s World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Global Summit, but it managed to bring new elements to the annual gathering of

New study predicts Japan tourism to rise

The aggressive efforts by the Japanese travel and tourism industry to lure tourists back following last March’s catastrophic events seem to be paying off.

Japan shares lessons learned from recent crisis

This year’s edition of the yearly World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) Global Travel & Tourism Summit was held Las Vegas, Nevada.

Lessons from Vegas: Ted Turner wants world peace

When the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) announced that media mogul Ted Turner was going to attend this year’s summit in Las Vegas, many became curious. Rightfully so, as Mr.

High-speed trains: A top Obama Administration priority, says US Transport Secretary...

LAS VEGAS (eTN) – In his remarks at the ongoing World Travel & Tourism Council’s eleventh Global Travel and Tourism Summit, currently being held in Las Vegas, Nevada, the United States transport s

Baumgarten reflects on 11 years with WTTC

What motivated you to step down from the World Travel & Tourism Council?

Awards showcase travel and tourism initiatives leading the world in sustainability

LONDON, UK: A small beach lodge helping to lift a community out of poverty; a project to regenerate an island’s fragile eco-system; an international hotel company supporting the protection of orangu

Situation in Egypt

Egypt is one of the most successful destinations of recent years, working to attract new tourism business despite frequent crises.

WTTC: New passenger departure tax hinders German tourism

As millions of people prepare to fly around the world for the holiday season, Germany’s travel and tourism industry could lose out to rival destinations, according to the World Travel & Tourism Coun

WTTC urges greater collaboration on climate change policies

LONDON, UK - The world’s leading private-sector travel and tourism businesses have urged climate change policymakers at all levels to consult more widely with them.

Iceland volcanic ash affected more sectors than global aviation, Oxford Economics...

(eTN) - The April 14, 2010 eruption by Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull Volcano, which spewed an ash plume which rose over three kilometers, gave not only the global travel and tourism sector heavy beatin

Beijing and even China lagging in tourism development, Beijing vice mayor...

BEIJING, China (eTN) – If there is one clear message that China wanted to tell in hosting this year’s edition of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC)’s annual global travel and tourism summ

Beijing: Post Olympics, now and beyond

BEIJING, China (eTN) – Hundreds of both high level management, government officials and journalists are currently here in the capital city of China for the tenth edition of the annual World Travel &

WTTC says its work is far from done, gov’ts “do not...

BEIJING, China (eTN) - At the ongoing World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) annual global summit, which is being held in China's capital city of Beijing, the organization that is comprised of about 10

Tourism stands in frontline in environmental issues, WTTC president say

LONDON (eTN) – The president and CEO of the World Travel & Tourism Council, Jean Claude Baumgarten, explains for eTurboNews how his organization is involved in the fight against global warming and s

Finding silver linings around dark economic clouds

As the end of 1st Quarter approaches, members of the global travel and tourism community look ahead with a looming sense of fear. Fear and uncertainty.

Tax on UK flight departures will discourage long-haul travel

"The UK Government's decision to increase the Air Passenger Duty (APD) for departures from UK airports from this coming November, shows that it continues to underestimate the economic importance of tr

Brazilian president presents big goals for tourism

The World Travel & Tourism Council’s ninth Global Summit on Travel and Tourism, held last month in Florianopolis (in the state of Santa Catarina, Brazil), was a success not only in terms of the numb

Re-engineering UNWTO is the way forward, Rifai says

Taleb Rifai is the ad interim secretary general of the United Nations World Tourism Organization.

eTN Executive Talk: Worst year ahead, WTTC head says

This year is going to be tough in business and tourism , according to the head of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).

Dubai and Abu Dhabi forecast riding recession out faster than the...

In the wake of predictions of stagnant growth in global tourism by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Jonathan Worsley, the co-organizer of the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC) calls fo

World economic slowdown will have ‘moderate impact’ on Asia Pacific tourism,...

(eTN) - The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has warned that the tourism industry in Asia Pacific should expect a "moderate impact" because of the expected global economic slowdown following worsening US economy, weak dollar, higher fuel costs and concerns about climate change.