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GNTO Celebrates 60th Birthday

“The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) is a historical organization that today the country needs more than ever,” Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Yeroulanos said during the organization’s 60-year anniversary event held in late March at the Acropolis Museum.
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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...

WTTC: Greece Among Countries that Need More Talent in Tourism Sector

Some 65,000 jobs are at risk in Greece's travel and tourism sector over the next decade due to talent shortage, according to research conducted for the World Travel & Tourism Council by Oxford Economics.

WTTC: Travel & Tourism in 2015 Will Grow Faster than Global Economy

The Travel & Tourism industry’s contribution to global GDP is forecast to grow this year by 3.7 percent and employment by 2.6 percent, according to the "Global Travel & Tourism Economic Impact Annual Update 2015" released this week by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).

Report: Travel and Tourism Sector is Third Biggest Employer in the World

Travel & Tourism is the third biggest employer after retail and agriculture, according to new research from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). In 2014, the travel and tourism industry supported 277 million jobs which is 9.4 percent of world employment.

‘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.

UNWTO, WTTC on Deadly Bomb Attack in Bangkok

The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) have expressed their sadness and shock on the bomb attack that took place in the centre of Bangkok, Thailand, on Monday, 17 August.

WTTC Tourism for Tomorrow Awards 2016: Call for Entries

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has announced the Call for Entries for its Tourism for Tomorrow Awards 2016. These annual awards are among the highest accolades in the industry and represent the gold standard in sustainable tourism.

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.

WTTC: Travel and Tourism Sector Contributed €1.8 Trillion in 2014

Travel & Tourism in Europe generates more income than automotive manufacturing, chemicals manufacturing, banking, agriculture, and the mining sector, according to research from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).

WTTC Calls for Governments to Better Coordinate Policy-making for Travel and Tourism

Governments that adopt a fully coordinated approach to the development of travel and tourism policies are the most successful in maximising the economic and social potential of the sector, according to a new report from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).

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.

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 Condemns Istanbul Attack: ‘Tourism is a Force for Good’

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) condemns Tuesday’s suicide bomb attack in Istanbul's tourist district Sultanahmet that has caused the loss of many innocent lives.

WTTC Comment in Response to Attacks in Jakarta

"The best response to these terrorist attacks is for travellers to support the country and to continue to visit this beautiful destination", David Scowsill, President & CEO of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), said in response to the bomb attack and gunfire at a busy...

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.

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.

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.

Brexit: Travel and Tourism Legislation to Remain Unchanged for Now

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) said on Friday that travel to, from and within the EU and UK will not be affected in the short term. The statement came after Britain voted to leave the European Union in a referendum on June 23.

UNWTO, WTTC Strongly Condemn Attack in Nice, France

The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) have strongly condemned the attack in Nice, France, on Thursday, July 14.