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The “big daddy” of tourism organizations speaks

The global travel and tourism industry cannot contend that Geoffrey Lipman is an industry luminary who has held key positions in some of the biggest trade organizations today.

On Japan tourism, what PATA gets wrong, WTTC sets right

I have great respect for Martin Craigs, the chairman of the Pacific Asia Travel Association, as he and I see eye-to-eye on most issues concerning travel and tourism policies or non-policy by certain g

Conferencing with UNWTO, WTTC and JATA

Covering three major global travel and tourism industry events in the span of three weeks took most of my August and September.

Thailand: We have no problems with beauty pageants, in all genders

The controversy over Indonesia hosting the Miss World beauty pageant is something Thailand can’t relate to.

Travel and tourism: Weapon against terrorism?

David Scowsill, president & CEO of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), has said “travel and tourism drives peace in the war against terrorism” during his speech today at the ongoing Africa

WTTC president to discuss impact of Nairobi siege on tourism

David Scowsill, president of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), will discuss the impact of the Nairobi siege on tourism at 12:00 noon today, Nairobi time, the organizers of the ongoing Africa

Egypt: Arab Spring gone wrong?

Since 2011, Egypt has had various transformations and through the process, the beleaguered country’s travel and tourism industry has done its best to stay resilient.

Sir David Frost has them laughing out loud at WTTC

ABU DHABI - Sir David Frost had the audience laughing out loud, when he spoke on the last day of the 13th World Travel & Tourism Council Global Summit.

Using social media to personalize tourism’s message

The collective opinion of a panel of technology trailblazers speaking at the popular technology and social media session held as part of the two-day World Travel & Tourism Council Global Summit 2013,

Global Summit presents vision for the future of aviation

Speaking in Abu Dhabi today at the World Travel and Tourism Council Global Summit, Etihad Airways’ President and Chief Executive Officer, James Hogan, told more than 800 senior travel executives tha

To sustain destinations, travelers must have an emotional connection

ABU DHABI - Actress and activist, Daryl Hannah, who spoke during an eco session at the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) 13th Global Summit said the goal of travel and tourism should be to touch t

Modeling tourism business after Chinese hospitality

The Vice President of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), Dr.

WTTC President says the time for leadership is now

In his closing speech at the 13th WTTC Global Summit in Abu Dhabi, David Scowsill, the President & CEO of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) explained that, by 2050, there will be 3 billion peo

US President Clinton shares his views with travel & tourism leaders...

In his keynote address, US President Clinton addressed the 1,000 international delegates of senior tourism leaders at the 13th annual World Travel & Tourism Council Global Summit (WTTC) in Abu Dhabi.

WTTC Chairman Michael Frenzel declares Abu Dhabi summit open

Michael Frenzel, Chairman of the Supervisory Boards of TUI Deutschland GmbH and TUIfly GmbH and Chairman of the World Travel & Tourism Council, declared the WTTC’s 13th Global Travel & Tourism Summi

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.”

The current state of the Travel & Tourism industry

Travel & Tourism, one of the world’s largest industries, outperformed the global economy in 2012 and grew faster than many other notable industries such as manufacturing, financial services, communi

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

PATA and WTTC outline united agenda for total travel industry chain

BANGKOK, Thailand - Mr. Martin J. Craigs, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) CEO, and Mr.

WTTC reveals finalists for Tourism for Tomorrow Awards

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

Portugal President highlights importance of tourism on jobs and exports

The President of Portugal, Anibal Cavaco Silva, has highlighted the importance of tourism to the country’s jobs and exports on the occasion of the presentation of the UN World Tourism Organization (

EU takes two steps forward and one step back on emissions...

“A very unexpected but very welcome development, which may now temporarily prevent a full scale trade war” is the response of World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) President and CEO, David Scowsil

Latest figures from WTTC confirm resilience of global travel and tourism...

Growth in the global travel and tourism industry in 2012 will be broadly in line with expectations set at the beginning of the year.

WTTC announces judges for 2013 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) announced the judges for its prestigious 2013 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards.

Russia tourism supports almost as many jobs as financial sector

The travel and tourism industry in Russia is bigger than the size of automotive manufacturing industry and directly supports almost as many jobs as the financial sector.

No other destination in the world has attracted such huge interest...

The Chinese province of Hainan is on track to become one of the world’s leading tourist resort destinations by 2021.

WTTC announces global call for award entries

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is inviting tourism businesses, organizations, and destinations worldwide to apply for its prestigious Tourism for Tomorrow Awards.

New plans to boost UK tourism

New plans announced to boost UK tourism are unlikely to have the desired effect unless much more fundamental reforms are implemented, says the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).

WTTC urges avoidance of knee-jerk tourism tax hikes

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has written to all 27 Finance Ministers in the European Union urging them to recognize the important role of the industry in stimulating economic growth and j

Remembering Lord Marshall of Knightsbridge

Lord Marshall of Knightsbridge, previously Colin Marshall, was a Founding Member of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and a man who devoted his entire career to the travel and tourism industry