Latest news

  • in

    WTTC: 03 May 2019, Lucerne, Switzerland: 

    03 May 2019, Lucerne, Switzerland: The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and World Tourism Forum Lucerne (WTFL) have signed a Common Agenda, which commits both organisations to ensuring the Travel & Tourism sector attracts and retains talent to support the 100 million jobs which are forecast to be created by the sector over the next ten years. The Travel & Tourism sector currently contributes 319 million jobs to the global economy, or one in ten of all jobs on the planet; last year one in five of all jobs created globally were in travel. Over the course of the next […] More

  • in

    WTTC: LONDON, September 19, 2019

    With one in five new jobs created in the last five years coming from Travel & Tourism; recognised sector leaders are prioritising the Future of Work and engaging in this important initiative.  LONDON, September 19, 2019 — Accounting for one in 10 jobs on the planet, Travel & Tourism is a key driver of job creation. To ensure a successful transformation in the digital revolution, WTTC and Deloitte today announced a collaboration to support the Travel & Tourism sector in addressing the anticipated work and workforce shifts in the sector and associated public policy impacts. The Future of Work in Travel […] More

  • in

    WTTC: https://www.bahamas.com/relief

    The thoughts of the Members and staff at the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) are with those who have been affected by Hurricane Dorian in the Grand Bahama and Abaco Islands. In response, WTTC has established a Task Force to bring together the public and private sectors to provide long-term assistance. Gloria Guevara, President & CEO, WTTC said: “On behalf of the World Travel & Tourism Council and the wider family of tourists and travellers around the world, I would like to send a message of condolence to all those affected by Hurricane Dorian. Travel & Tourism plays such an […] More

  • in

    WTTC: London, November 4, 2019 

    Crisis Recovery Times Decrease Over 50%; Political Instability Ranked #1 Crisis  London, November 4, 2019 – The World Travel & Tourism Council [WTTC], which represents the global Travel & Tourism private sector, in partnership with Global Rescue, a membership organisation providing medical, security, evacuation, travel risk and crisis management services, unveiled a new body of research today that analysed the impact of 90 crises between 2001 and 2018, at a national and city level; examining the time to recovery as well lost arrivals and lost visitor spending.   Key findings included:  The Travel & Tourism sector is more resilient than ever – […] More

  • in

    WTTC: S0AR

    The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), which represents the global Travel & Tourism private sector, held a successful Climate Action event focused on the sector today during the UN Climate Change Conference, COP25. WTTC reiterated its commitment in the global fight against Climate Change through its Climate & Environment Action Plan: S0AR.  The initiative sets an ambition for the Travel & Tourism sector to be climate neutral by 2050 and will set science-based targets, energy efficiency measures, renewable energy and initiatives to reduce the use of plastics, food waste and others. WTTC has also spearheaded the creation of a Sustainable […] More

  • in

    WTTC: Cities Report

    – International visitor spending more important to cities than it is to countries – Nine out of 10 top fastest growing cities in past decade are in emerging and developing countries – Cities over reliant on domestic or international demand are more exposed to economic and geopolitical risks The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), which represents the global Travel & Tourism private sector, today released its comprehensive Cities Report for 2019. The report focuses on 73 major tourism city destinations, providing estimates of the GDP and employment directly generated by the Travel & Tourism sector, and highlights successful initiatives, strategies and […] More

  • in

    WTTC: Number of jobs at risk from COVID-19 pandemic is up to 75 million

    Number of jobs at risk from COVID-19 pandemic is up to 75 million London, UK: Up to 75 million jobs are at immediate risk in global Travel & Tourism due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).  The alarming figure, based on research from WTTC, shows a punishing Travel & Tourism GDP loss to the world economy of up to US$2.1 trillion in 2020. The latest projection of a 50% increase in jobs at risk, in less than two weeks , represents a significant and worrying trend, with an astounding one million jobs being […] More

  • in

    WTTC: Urgent call to prevent Travel & Tourism sector buckling under the pressure of COVID-19

    Urgent call to prevent Travel & Tourism sector buckling under the pressure of COVID-19 Gloria Guevara, President & CEO of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), has urged EU authorities and the UK Government to implement flexibility around consumer refunds to alleviate the unbearable pressure on the Travel & Tourism sector.  Research conducted by WTTC shows that 75 million Travel & Tourism jobs are at risk globally due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with at least 6.4 million losses across the EU, and one million in the UK.  WTTC, which represents the global Travel & Tourism private sector, says that […] More

  • in

    WTTC: Geneva

    Geneva – Five international air transport and tourism bodies have launched an appeal to international financial institutions, country development partners and international donors to support Africa’s Travel & Tourism sector which employs some 24.6 million people on the African continent. Without urgent funding, the COVID-19 crisis could see a collapse of the sector in Africa, taking with it millions of jobs. The sector contributes $169 billion to Africa’s economy combined, representing 7.1% of the continent’s GDP. The request is being made by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the World Travel & Tourism Council […] More

  • in

    WTTC: New measures unveiled to re-establish confidence in Travel & Tourism

    New measures unveiled to re-establish confidence in Travel & Tourism London, UK: The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) which represents the global Travel & Tourism private sector has unveiled a range of new worldwide measures to restart the sector. The measures have been designed to rebuild confidence among consumers so they can travel safely once the restrictions are lifted. The new Safe Travels protocols provide consistency to destinations and countries as well as guidance to travel providers, operators, and travellers, about the new approach to health and hygiene in the post COVID-19 world.  The health and safety of travellers […] More

Load More
Congratulations. You've reached the end of the internet.