Tag: World Travel and Tourism Council

OTM 2019 emerges as the largest travel trade show in India again

Participants from 50+ Countries and many Indian States and Union Territories exhibited their destinations at OTM 2019, held at the Bombay Exhibition Centre from January 23 to 25. OTM 2019 had 1,000+ exhibitors, including National and State Tourism Organisations, State Tourism Boards, Hotels, Airlines, Destination Marketing Companies and other suppliers serving leisure as well as […]

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One in five of all new jobs created globally in 2017 are attributable to Travel and Tourism: WTTC

The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) annual Economic Impact Research, released recently highlighted that travel and tourism was responsible for the creation of seven million new jobs worldwide. The report also showed that 2017 was a bumper year for the global travel and tourism sector, which grew at 4.6%, 50%  faster than the global […]

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South Africa speeds up visa processes to lure inbound travellers

In order to boost foreign arrivals and inbound tourism, South Africa will speed up visa processes and lure major tourism conferences. The tourism ministry is targeting to boost foreign arrivals by 40 percent by 2021. Derek Hanekom, Minister of Tourism, South Africa, said, “ The new measures are part of a goal to attract five […]

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World Travel and Tourism Council announces new appointments

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the World Travel and Tourism Council, India Initiative (WTTCII) has appointed Kapil Chopra, President of The Oberoi Group as the new Chairman. Ashwani Lohani, Chairman and Managing Director of Air India is the new Vice President. Commenting on the new appointment, Chopra said, “Maintaining the momentum of the WTTCII […]

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Tourism granted ‘industry status’ with new Gujarat Tourism Policy 2015-20

With the aim of establishing Gujarat as a vibrant tourist destination, the state government announced a new Tourism Policy 2015-20, awarding the ‘industry status’ to the sector for the first time. Saurabhbhai Patel, Minister for Tourism, Government of Gujarat, said, “It is for the first time that tourism sector has been granted status of an […]

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