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Editor's Note: In the last two months, eTN has had the opportunity to attend three major global travel and tourism industry events.
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
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
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.”
(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
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
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
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
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.
(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, 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, 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
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
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.
"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
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
Taleb Rifai is the ad interim secretary general of the United Nations World Tourism Organization.
This year is going to be tough in business and tourism , according to the head of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).
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
(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.
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