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WTTC’s 0SCARS Plan Spurs Tourism Businesses Towards Sustainability

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has launched the “0SCARS” action plan which aims to encourage its members to adopt and accelerate sustainability policies.

Greek Hoteliers at Odds with Booking.com over Commission Policy

Hoteliers in Greece are expressing their discontent over a policy applied by Booking.com to collect commission based on total room price VAT included.

WTTC Best Practices Toolkit to Aid Governments in Tourism Policies

A toolkit of best practices aimed at tourism ministers, sector leaders, and policymakers worldwide was presented this week during the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Global Summit in Seville, Spain.

Top Global Bodies Urge Closer Cooperation on Trade and Tourism

International bodies are urging closer global cooperation on trade and tourism, calling for greater participation of the tourism sector in trade policy.

Tourism Contributed €52.3 Billion to Greek Economy in 2009-2016

Tourism, one of the top four industries in Greece, generated revenue in the 2009-2016 period, contributing 52.3 billion euros to state coffers, according to INSETE.

Thessaloniki Overnight Stays Edge Up in Jan-Aug 2018

The number of overnight stays at Thessaloniki's hotels edged up in the first eight months of 2018 compared to the same period in 2017, according to the Thessaloniki Hotels Association.

WTTC: Greek Tourism Key Economic Driver in 2017, Set for Growth in 2018

The total contribution of travel and tourism to Greece's GDP amounted to 35 billion euros in 2017 and is forecast to rise by 5.3 percent in 2018, according to the WTTC.

WTTC: Tourism and Travel Accounts for 1 in 5 New Jobs in 2017

Travel and tourism accounted for some 7 million new jobs globally in 2017 or one in five, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).

WTTC Announces Gloria Guevara Manzo as New President & CEO

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has announced the appointment of Gloria Guevara Manzo as its new President & CEO.

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.

Global Travel Bodies Welcome ‘International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017’

The GTAC, which brings together major global travel associations, welcomed the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017.

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.

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).