Global Travel & Tourism leaders set landmark agenda for growth



The leading global Travel & Tourism private sector and government organisations – the Global Travel Association Coalition (GTAC) – have launched a commitment for aligned advocacy and action to harness the full potential of the sector to create jobs, drive inclusive growth and foster development.

Launched at the World Travel & Tourism Council Global Summit in Madrid ‘Powering Travel & Tourism into the Next Decade: An Agenda for Growth and Development’, is a landmark manifesto setting forth the key areas of action necessary to ensure travel and tourism contributes to consolidate the global economic recovery, increase resource efficiency and create decent jobs and inclusive economic opportunities.

The members of GTAC commit to work with a coordinated approach, with governments and the private sector, to advance Travel Facilitation, Infrastructure Development, Environmental Sustainability and Investment in Human Capital.

‘Powering Travel & Tourism into the Next Decade: An Agenda for Growth and Development’ was launched at a press conference in Madrid on the behalf of the GTAC by three of the founding members: Tony Tyler, Director General and CEO of the International Air Transport Association (IATA); Taleb Rifai, Secretary General of the World Tourism Organization of the United Nations (UNWTO); and David Scowsill, President & CEO of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC).