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WTTC: Wildlife Tourism Contributed $120.1 Billion to Global GDP in 2018

Wildlife tourism in 2018 directly contributed $120.1 billion to global GDP, according to new research from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).

WTTC – JLL New Report to Prepare Destinations for Tourism Growth

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has launched ‘Destination 2030’, the first comprehensive assessment of cities’ readiness for tourism growth.

Peloponnese Paves Way for Alternative Tourism with 1st ALTE Show

The 1st ALTE Peloponnese Tourism Exhibition is a fact aiming to serve as a reference point for alternative tourism offerings in the Peloponnese region.

Saudi Tourism Sector Worth Over $70 billion in 2019

Saudi Arabia's travel and tourism sector is expected to contribute $70.9 billion in total to the country’s GDP in 2019, according to the WTTC.

WTTC Global Summit Gets Glimpse of Greek Tourism Actions Ahead

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura presented Greece’s tourism sector goals during the WTTC Global Summit held recently in Seville, Spain.

Obama Says ‘Concrete Demands’ Necessary for Gov’ts to Take Tourism Seriously

“Concrete and specific” demands from stakeholders can take tourism to the next level," said former US president Barack Obama during the WTTC 2019 Global Summit in Seville, Spain.

WTTC Announces Greece’s Minister Kountoura as 2019 Global Champion for Tourism

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura was honored with the prestigious WTTC Global Champion Award for Greece's tireless work on Destination Stewardship.

Over 1m Bulgarian Travelers Chose Greece in 2018

More than 1 million travelers from Bulgaria visited Greece in 2018, with the country being among the top three leading choices for holidays, according to Bulgarian Tourism Minister Nikolina Angelkova.

Bolivia Wants to Learn from Greek Tourism

Bolivian President Evo Morales, during his recent visit to Athens, said he would like for his country to learn from Greece's tourism success.

WTTC Impressed by Greek Tourism Sector Growth Rate

The Greek tourism sector is growing over three times faster than the wider economy, according to new research by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).

WTTC Says Travel and Tourism to Save the Day After Brexit

As March 29 draws near, new research by the World Travel & Tourism Council found that the industry may keep the UK economy strong after Brexit.

Travel & Tourism Contributed $8.8 Trillion to Global Economy in 2018

The global Travel & Tourism sector grew at 3.9% to contribute a record $8.8 trillion and 319 million jobs to the world economy in 2018, according to the WTTC.

WTTC and IBMATA Partner to Promote Biometric Technology for Seamless Travel

WTTC and IBMATA have partnered to promote biometric technology for safe, secure and better travel across international borders.

WTTC Says 700,000 Travel and Tourism Jobs at Risk Under ‘No-deal’ Brexit

Some 700,000 travel and tourism jobs could be at risk under a 'no-deal' Brexit, according to new analysis from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).

UNWTO Praises Greece for 2018 Record Tourism Results

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has applauded the Greek Tourism Ministry and Minister Elena Kountoura for Greece's "record results" in 2018.

Greece Sees ‘Impressive’ 43.2% Increase of Tourists from Spain in 2018

Greece in 2018 saw an "impressive" rise in arrivals from Spain by 43.2 percent to 255,883, compared to 2017, according to the GNTO.

Greece Shares Best Tourism Practices at WTM London 2018

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura, during WTM London 2018, shared Greece's best practices and actions implemented to overcome challenges and achieve tourism growth.

Greece’s Best Goes to WTM London 2018 Tourism Expo

The best of Greece, including its best tourism practices, will be presented to the world at the WTM London 2018 expo, set to open on Monday, November 5.

Greece is an Attractive Investment Opportunity in Med and Europe, Says Minister

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura invites Greek and foreign investors to take advantage of the new prospects and invest in Greek tourism.

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.