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Tourism Bodies Urge Actions to Address Shortfall of Workers in EU

1.2 million travel and tourism jobs across the EU will remain unfilled unless urgent action is taken, says the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and the European Travel Commission (ETC).

WTTC Reveals Best Practices for Cities to Manage Airbnb-type Rentals

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and Airbnb created a new report that outlines best practices for destinations to manage short-term rentals – a fast growing and important segment of the Travel & Tourism sector.

US Drops COVID Testing Requirement for Travelers Flying into the Country

The Biden administration has lifted its requirement that international travelers test negative for Covid-19 within a day before boarding a flight to the United States.

WTTC Calls for Common Digital Portal for Safe and Stress-free Travel

The WTTC has called for a simple one-stop digital solution to use not only during COVID, but during any future health crises that threaten travel and tourism.

Europe’s Tourism Sector Set to Create Up to 8m New Jobs Over Next Ten Years

Europe’s tourism sector is in a strong recovery and looks set to create up to eight million new jobs over the next 10 years, says the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).

WTTC Launches Major Hotel Sustainability Initiative

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has launched its Hotel Sustainability Basics, a globally recognised set of criteria that all hotels should implement as a minimum to drive responsible travel and tourism.

ForwardKeys: Flight Bookings for Travel to Europe Slightly Behind pre-Covid Levels

Bookings for travel this year to destinations in Europe such as Iceland, Greece, Portugal, Spain and France are just slightly behind pre-pandemic levels.

WTTC: Tourism to Reach 2019 Levels by 2023, Create 126m New Jobs by 2032

A bullish forecast from the WTTC shows that global Travel & Tourism GDP could reach pre-pandemic levels by 2023 and that the sector is expected to create nearly 126 million new jobs within the next decade.

Covid-19: CDC Lifts All Cruise Travel Warnings

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently dropped all warnings for cruise travel.

Covid-19: Tourism Leaders See Sector’s Restart Underway

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) have welcomed the steady lifting and easing of the travel restrictions introduced in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

UK to Ditch All Covid Travel Measures Including PLF

The UK will remove the remaining Covid-19 international travel restrictions for all passengers as of Friday, March 18.

EU to Lift Travel Restrictions for the Vaccinated from Third Countries

The European Council has updated its recommendation on the temporary restriction of non-essential travel into the EU from third countries.

WTTC Sees Tourism Covering Lost Ground in 2022, Saving Jobs

The travel and tourism industry appears to be getting closer to recovery this year, according the findings of a new study by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).

WTTC Sees Surge in Easter Bookings for Europe

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) sees a 250 percent increase in European bookings for Easter compared to 2021.

WTTC Announces New Dates for its 2022 Global Summit in Manila

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has announced that its highly anticipated 21st Global Summit will take place in Manila in April instead of March.

Tourism Unites to Cut Emissions in Half by 2030, Achieve Net Zero by 2050

Some of tourism’s biggest businesses have committed to cut emissions in half by 2030 and achieve Net Zero by 2050 at the latest, with the launch of the ‘Glasgow Declaration for Climate Action in Tourism’.

Business Travel Spend Set to Reach Two Thirds of Pre-Covid Levels by 2022, Says Report

Worldwide business travel spending is expected to reach two thirds of pre-pandemic levels by 2022, says a report by the WTTC and McKinsey & Company.

WTM: UNWTO Chief Says Climate Change Bigger Threat Than Covid

“The climate emergency is a bigger threat than Covid,” warned UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili during the UNWTO, WTTC & WTM Ministers’ Summit in London.

WTM London: Business Meetings, High-level Conferences on Agenda

WTM London 2021 saw a busy agenda of business meetings, speed networking, high-level conferences, awards and press briefings.

WTM London: Investing in Tourism’s Sustainable Future on the Agenda of Ministers’ Summit 2021

Tourism leaders from around the world will come together for the Ministers’ Summit at WTM London in November and commit to invest in the sector’s sustainable future.
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