Tag: World Travel & Tourism Council

WTTC: Coronavirus puts 50 million Travel & Tourism jobs at risk

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 13, 2020 18:26

The World Travel & Tourism Council says up to 50 million jobs in the Travel & Tourism sector are at risk due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Gloria Guevara, WTTC ... Read More

Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism cites Sandals Resorts as good corporate citizens

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019 18:14

Jamaica's Minister of Tourism Hon. Edmund Bartlett has hailed Sandals Resorts as a prime example of indigenous companies in the tourism sector that are taking their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) ... Read More

FITUR 2020 celebrates its 40th anniversary with its most professional and international edition

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 21, 2019 15:19

The next edition of FITUR, organised by IFEMA, will take place at Feria de Madrid from the 22 to 26 January 2020, and is looking to once again become the ... Read More

Pamela Arway and Kurt Ekert appointed to Board of Directors of Carlson Inc.

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 00:30

Carlson Inc., an international travel management company and private investment firm, announces the appointments of Pamela Arway and Kurt Ekert to the Board of Directors, effective 1 May. Additionally, Lee ... Read More

WTTC: South Africa Africa’s largest Travel & Tourism economy in 2018

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 18, 2019 17:20

Travel & Tourism in South Africa contributed 1.5 million jobs and ZAR425.8 billion to the economy in 2018, making it the largest tourism economy in Africa, according to the World ... Read More

Botswana tourism now accounts for one in seven dollars in the economy

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 18, 2019 16:31

Botswana’s Travel & Tourism economy grew 3.4% to exceed $2.5 billion in 2018, and now contributes nearly one in every seven dollars in the country’s economy, according to the World ... Read More

Ethiopia records biggest growth of Travel & Tourism in the world

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 15, 2019 15:30

Ethiopia’s Travel & Tourism economy grew by 48.6% in 2018, the largest of any country in the world, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) annual review of ... Read More

“An inspirational story”: Rwanda’s Travel & Tourism economy up 14% in 2018

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 15, 2019 15:20

The Travel & Tourism economy of Rwanda grew by 13.8% last year – one of the fastest rates in the world, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) ... Read More

VIA Outlets to introduce their shopping destinations at World Travel & Tourism Council’s Global Summit

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 14, 2019 17:02

VIA Outlets – the newest and fastest growing owner operator of outlet shopping destinations in Europe – will introduce its exceptional portfolio of destinations at the World Travel & Tourism ... Read More

WTTC: Travel & Tourism to drive post-Brexit recovery

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 6, 2019 21:25

Travel & Tourism can be a major growth sector for the UK after Brexit, according to new research from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). The research shows that, ... Read More

€1 in every €7 in Spain comes from tourism

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 6, 2019 19:25

The Travel & Tourism sector contributed €1 in every €7, in the Spanish economy last year demonstrating the importance of the sector to the country. This comes in a year ... Read More

President Barack Obama announced as keynote speaker for WTTC Global Summit 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 28, 2019 17:20

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) announced that the 44th President of the United States, President Barack Obama, will be a guest of honor and keynote speaker at its ... Read More

European Parliament and Commission urged to move towards integrated European tourism policy

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 20, 2019 16:25

The European Tourism Manifesto for Growth and Jobs and the World Travel & Tourism Council have today declared the urgent need for a genuine recognition of the importance of tourism. ... Read More

WTTC and IBMATA promote biometric technology for safe, secure and seamless travel

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 12, 2019 16:35

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and the International Border Management & Technologies Association (IBMATA) announce a partnership to promote safe, secure and seamless travel across international borders making ... Read More

It’s not only FRAPORT or LHR: Also Europe’s regional airports are taking off

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 17, 2018 18:20

When thinking about airports in Europe, most travel professionals are thinking about London Heathrow, FRAPORT, Munich, Paris De Gaulle. However, Europe’s regional airports are becoming more and more popular with direct connection. ... Read More

World Travel & Tourism Council, India Initiative appoints new officers

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 11, 2018 16:11

The Annual General Meeting of the World Travel & Tourism Council, India Initiative (WTTCII) was held on 11 December 2018 at New Delhi. During the AGM, the following people have ... Read More

World Travel & Tourism Council, India Initiative announces new officers

editor editor- December 11, 2018 12:51

The Annual General Meeting of the World Travel & Tourism Council, India Initiative (WTTCII) was held on December 11, 2018 at New Delhi. Read More

Travel and tourism sector takes steps towards carbon neutrality by 2050

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 11, 2018 05:30

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and UN Climate Change today showcased how the travel and tourism sector can take steps towards carbon neutrality by 2050. In April, WTTC, ... Read More

David Scowsill Speech at Africa Hotel Investment Forum

Nell Alcantara Nell Alcantara- September 24, 2013 23:43

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

Japan takes on most ambitious travel show yet

Nell Alcantara Nell Alcantara- September 12, 2013 10:20

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, ... Read More

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

Nell Alcantara Nell Alcantara- September 11, 2013 04:13

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 ... Read More

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

Nell Alcantara Nell Alcantara- September 11, 2013 01:16

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 ... Read More

Up-close and personal with Taleb Rifai

Nell Alcantara Nell Alcantara- May 28, 2013 21:15

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 ... Read More

Brevity is king at WTTC’s 2013 Global Summit

Nell Alcantara Nell Alcantara- April 10, 2013 06:52

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 ... Read More

WTTC: Travel & Tourism industry must grasp the mantle of leadership in order to influence

editor editor- April 9, 2013 16:02

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 ... Read More

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

Nell Alcantara Nell Alcantara- February 28, 2013 15:01

(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 Read More

Japan: A WTTC affair to remember

Nell Alcantara Nell Alcantara- May 12, 2012 06:20

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 ... Read More

New study predicts Japan tourism to rise

editor editor- November 3, 2011 02:17

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. Read More

Japan shares lessons learned from recent crisis

editor editor- June 10, 2011 20:42

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

Lessons from Vegas: Ted Turner wants world peace

editor editor- June 10, 2011 20:20

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 ... Read More

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

editor editor- May 19, 2011 00:58

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 ... Read More

Baumgarten reflects on 11 years with WTTC

editor editor- February 25, 2011 05:42

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

Awards showcase travel and tourism initiatives leading the world in sustainability

editor editor- February 15, 2011 09:40

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 ... Read More

Situation in Egypt

editor editor- February 8, 2011 05:11

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

WTTC: New passenger departure tax hinders German tourism

editor editor- December 17, 2010 03:16

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 ... Read More

WTTC urges greater collaboration on climate change policies

editor editor- November 12, 2010 05:31

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. Read More