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WTTC: Trump Statement to ‘Enforce the Ban on Tourism’ is a Retrograde Step for the Cuban People

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) said that it is disappointed with President Trump’s plan to reverse key elements of the trading relationship between the US and Cuba.
Posted On 16 Jun 2017

Outgoing WTTC President Calls for a Sustainable World

Under the motto, “Is it Too Much to Ask?”, the World Travel & Tourism Council launched an awareness campaign, focusing on tourism and sustainable practices.

WTTC: Greek Tourism to Remain Robust to 2027, Driver of Economy

The Greek tourism sector’s contribution to the GDP by 2027 will reach 54.7 billion euros or 23.8 percent, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council.

WTTC Warns Trump Over Travel Ban: ‘Keep Tourism Out of Politics’

The WTTC warns the US that strict visa policies and inward-looking sentiment will lead to economic stagnation in the travel and tourism sector.
Posted On 15 Feb 2017

UNWTO, WTTC: Trump’s Immigration Ban Goes Against Freedom of Travel

The UNWTO and the WTTC have expressed concern over the recently announced travel ban by the United States of America to nationals of seven countries.
Posted On 31 Jan 2017

WTTC Calls on Tourism Sector to be More Accessible

David Scowsill, the president and CEO of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), has called for the tourism sector to be more accessible, during a speech at World Tourism Day celebrations in Bangkok, Thailand.
Posted On 27 Sep 2016

WTTC: Global Tourism Resilient to Terrorism, Brexit

Global Travel & Tourism continues to register strong growth despite challenges from terrorism, political turmoil, global economic developments, and the Brexit decision, according to new research by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).
Posted On 23 Aug 2016

World Travel & Tourism Council Appoints Gerald Lawless as New Chairman

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) announced the election of Gerald Lawless as WTTC Chairman at the Council’s Annual General Meeting recently in Dallas, Texas.
Posted On 11 Apr 2016

WTTC: ‘Don’t Close Borders in Response to Terrorism… Travel is Force for Good in the World’

“Closing borders and jeopardising the freedom to travel is not the answer to the current security concerns. World leaders need to stand together and act now, with the support of the Travel & Tourism sector", WTTC's president and CEO, David Scowsill, said on Wednesday.
Posted On 07 Apr 2016

UNWTO, WTTC Strongly Condemn Attacks in Brussels

The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) have strongly condemned the attacks in Brussels on 22 March 2016.
Posted On 22 Mar 2016

WTTC: Travel and Tourism Added 7.2 Million New Jobs in 2015

Travel and tourism last year added 7.2 million jobs to the global economy and contributed over $ 7.2 trillion in GDP, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council's (WTTC) Economic Impact Report 2016.
Posted On 21 Mar 2016

ITB 2016: Public-private Partnerships Key to Success of Silk Road Tourism

The 6th Silk Road Ministers Meeting held at ITB Berlin last week focused on the role of public and private sector partnerships (PPPs) in the development of tourism along the Silk Road.
Posted On 15 Mar 2016

Zika Virus: UNWTO, WTTC Advise Travellers to Follow Health Advisories

Following the World Health Organization's (WHO) statement that the Zika virus is “a public health emergency of international concern”, the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) released statements on Tuesday.
Posted On 02 Feb 2016

World Travel & Tourism Council Launches Online Tool to Help Understand ESG Laws

Stressing that success for the sector relies on the preservation of the environment, cultures and their peoples, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) announced the launch of an online tool that helps companies understand the laws and regulations relating to the reporting of...
Posted On 21 Dec 2015

WTTC: Global Travel & Tourism will Grow 3.5% in 2015

The global Travel & Tourism sector is forecast to grow by 3.5 percent during 2015, representing strong growth despite numerous challenges that have already taken place this year, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) said on Wednesday.
Posted On 25 Nov 2015

Tourism Ministers Need to Expand Scope

If the world’s governments want the tourism industry to grow, they need to expand the scope of their tourism ministers to include everything from aviation to rail travel policies.
Posted On 01 Oct 2015

Global Travel and Tourism Leaders Welcome New UN Sustainable Development Goals

The leaders of the major Global Travel and Tourism associations have welcomed the adoption of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Tourism is included in the SDGs as a target in three goals.
Posted On 28 Sep 2015

‘I Am Travel’: WTTC Launches Campaign for the Freedom of Travel

The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) has launched its first social media campaign about one of its strategic priorities: Freedom To Travel.
Posted On 23 Sep 2015

WTTC Includes ‘Worst Case Scenario’ for Greece in June 2015 Report

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) includes a 'worst case scenario' for Greece in its Monthly Economic Impact report for June 2015.
Posted On 05 Jul 2015

WTTC Chief Tells Greece Tourism Pros to Diversify, Innovate, Expand

Tourism is the “ace” up Greece’s sleeve, World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Chairman Michael Frenzel said during a German-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce event held on Wednesday, on the occasion of its annual general meeting.
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