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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.

Safety, Easier Travel Tops Tourism Leaders’ Agenda for 2017

Enhancing security and facilitating travel in order to ensure sustainable growth of travel and tourism is the top priority for the Global Travel Association Coalition (GTAC), which released a statement on occasion of the World Travel Market (WTM) London 2016.
Posted On 10 Nov 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

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

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

‘NYT’, ‘Conde Nast Traveler’, ‘USA Today’ Show Faith in Greece, Advise Vacationers to Keep Coming

The New York Times, USA Today and Conde Nast Traveler (CNT) are, among other media, advising readers to proceed with their holiday plans to Greece as scheduled.
Posted On 02 Jul 2015

UNWTO, WTTC Condemn Terrorist Attack in Sousse, Tunisia

At least 28 people at a beachfront Tunisian hotel in Port el-Kantaoui, Sousse, were killed by gunmen on Friday. Terrorists also attacked in France and bombed a mosque in Kuwait on the same day.
Posted On 26 Jun 2015

WTTC: Greece ‘Well-placed’ but Tourism Growth Must Go Hand-in-hand with Investment

Travel and tourism is the driving force of investment and economic growth for local economies but countries set to see an increase in visitors must ensure that infrastructure is in place if they wish to tap into the benefits, a World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) report...
Posted On 16 Apr 2015
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“Growth with Jobs”

Με την παγκόσμια οικονομία να βρίσκεται σε στασιμότητα και τις προοπτικές για την απασχόληση να είναι τουλάχιστον αρνητικές, είναι τεράστια η ευθύνη όλων όσων ασχολούνται με τη διαμόρφωση πολιτικής να σπάσουν το φαύλο κύκλο της αύξ...

G20 Commits To Visa Issue, Greece Makes Proposals

“While recognizing the sovereign right of States to control the entry of foreign nationals, we will work towards developing travel facilitation initiatives in support of job creation, quality work, poverty reduction and global growth,” according to the Leaders’ Declaration from...
Posted On 01 Aug 2012

UNWTO To Advance Common Agenda On Visa

UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, last month called on the tourism sector to unite around the issue of travel facilitation as a means to stimulate demand and, as a result, create jobs.
Posted On 01 Apr 2012

Greek Tourism’s New Identity Outlined At WTM

“Working in international travel and tourism at the moment is certainly no holiday for many of us,” World Travel Market’s Chairman Fiona Jeffery said during her opening speech at the tourism fair at ExCel in London, UK, held this year 8-11 November.

World Tourism Day Finds Greek Tourism Troubled

As the tourism sector around the world came together to celebrate 2010 as the international year of biodiversity for the 31st World Tourism Day (27 September), the Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) called on all of Greece’s forces to work together for a...

The Role of Women In Tourism

“Based on statistics presented by Eurostat, women make up 56 percent of those employed in the hotel and restaurant sector among the European Union member states... Greece ranks low with only 44 percent,” Athens Economic and Tourism Development Company (ATEDCo) President Katerina...

World Travel & Tourism Council Foresees Continued Growth in 2008

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), in cooperation with Oxford Economics, recently produced the results of research that indicates continued growth for the travel sector in 2008 despite the repercussions of ongoing global concerns. WTTC leaders revealed that the...
Posted On 01 Mar 2008

Opportunity For Greece to Enhance Image

Tourism Development Minister Fanni-Palli Petralia recently met Jean-Claude Baumgarden, president of the World Travel and Tourism Council in Athens.
Posted On 01 Aug 2007

Tourism to Generate $ 13 Trillion

World travel and tourism is expected to generate in excess of $7 trillion in 2007, rising to over $13 trillion over the coming decade according to the World Travel & Tourism Council's (WTTC) Tourism Satellite Account (TSA) research, sponsored by Accenture and prepared by...
Posted On 01 Apr 2007

Greek Tourism Industry Uses But 15% of Potential

Investment in Greece's tourism industry is projected to rise by an average annual rate of 5.4 percent until 2016, according to a study by the World Travel & Tourism Council. The study's authors also estimated that the Greek tourism industry uses a mere 15% of its potential.
Posted On 01 Mar 2006
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