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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...

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.

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.

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.

‘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.

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.

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.

World Economic Forum: Greece Ranks 31st in Travel and Tourism Competitiveness

Greece rose one position in the sixth Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report released by the World Economic Forum (WEF) and ranked 31st among 141 countries.
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GTP’s Guide to Tourism Education in Greece

GTP Special on Tourism Education in Greece.

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.

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...

Former Tourism Development Minister Meets President of WTTC

Former Tourism Development Minister Fanni-Palli Petralia, met the president of the World Travel and Tourism Council, Jean Claude Baumgarten, who recently visited Greece.

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.

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...

Greek Tourism Product Competitive

According to Greece's tourism development minister, Fani Palli-Petralia, this year's tourism season will be the best we've seen in a long time. She added that the common denominator during all discussions held during her recent visit to Washington D.C., during which she addressed...

New Tourism Development Minister Appointed

In a surprise move last month, during a reshuffle of ministers the government replaced its tourism minister, Dimitris Avramopoulos, with former deputy culture minister, Fani Palli-Petralia. The change of guard, however, went smoothly with the former tourism minister alongside Ms...

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.

Greece’s National Tourism Council Meets in Thessaloniki

Greece's tourism industry will see stronger-than-projected growth this year, Tourism Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos said during a meeting in Thessaloniki with the National Tourism Council.

WTTC Praises Greek Tourism

The positive prospects of Greek tourism were praised by World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) President Jean-Claude Baumgarten during his meeting with Tourism Development Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos last month in Athens.