WTTC and Government of Aruba partner for the world’s first air and non-air seamless journey pilot using biometric technology

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and the Government of Aruba announced a new partnership to launch the world’s first pilot that links aviation and non-air destination services that will transform the traveller journey by using biometric technology. The biometric technology is used to create a seamless secure and easy travel experience from flight […]

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Ras Al Khaimah to host the region’s first WTTC ‘Middle East & North Africa Leaders Forum’ in October

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) announced recently that the Emirate will be hosting the World Travel & Tourism Council Middle East & North Africa Leaders Forum 2019 on October 2 bringing together key industry leaders to discuss the core issues facing the region’s Travel & Tourism sector. The forum will be organised for […]

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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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Germany tops as Europe’s travel & tourism economy: WTTC report

Germany has topped the charts, ahead of United Kingdom, France, Italy and Spain as Europe’s largest Travel & Tourism economy, according to a new research report published by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). The report reveals that Germany’s tourism sector contributed Euro 348.1 billion to the country’s economy in 2017. The travel sector […]

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Hanneli Slabber from South African Tourism recognised as a game changer

The fourth edition of the North India Travel Awards, honoured the leaders of the travel and tourism industry in the region, at The Lalit New Delhi. At the ceremony, Hanneli Slabber, Regional General Manager, Asia, Australasia, the Middle East for South African Tourism was honoured as the DDP Game Changer. The Gallery of Legends recognition […]

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WTTC appoints Gloria Guevara Manzo as their new President & CEO

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) recently announced the appointment of Gloria Guevara Manzo as their new President and CEO. Previously, she had served as Secretary Tourism for Mexico and CEO of the Mexican Tourism Board from 2010 to 2012, Minister in the cabinet of President Calderón. Prior to that, she worked for global […]

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WTTC welcomes the global environmental reporting legislation following COP21

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has welcomed the agreement reached after the COP21 in Paris, which requires the world’s governments to report openly on their plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions and keep global warming below 2 degrees Celsius. The Travel & Tourism sector has long been acknowledging its responsibility to ensure its […]

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Travel & Tourism companies 20% cleaner than 2005

Many of the world’s biggest Travel & Tourism companies have improved their carbon efficiency by 20% in the last 10 years and are on course to cut CO2 emissions by 50% by 2035, according to a major new report released recently. ‘Travel & Tourism 2015; Connecting Global Climate Action’, published by the World Travel & […]

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WTTC calls for sustainable tourism businesses to share their best practices

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) calls for Travel & Tourism businesses to showcase their sustainability best practices to educate governments and tourism organisations alike. WTTC is excited to announce the opening of the Call for Entries for its Tourism for Tomorrow Awards 2016. David Scowsill, President & CEO, WTTC said, “WTTC works to […]

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Hotel Verde in Cape Town impresses global tourism leaders

UNWTO Secretary-General, Dr Taleb Rifai, and President and CEO of WTTC, David Scowsill, visited South Africa to deliberate with the government and public sector stakeholders around the topics of responsible and sustainable tourism growth. “Fortunately, it is possible to build a tourism economy that is both responsible and inclusive,” said Minister of Tourism, Derek Hanekom. […]

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