UNWTO Secretary General Welcomes Japan’s Commitment To Tourism Development

Madrid, Spain, 2017-Mar-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Taleb Rifai, applauded Japan’s commitment to tourism development as one of the significant pillars of the socio-economic agenda during a recent official visit to Japan. Meeting Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Mr Rifai welcomed Japan’s Action Program for Tourism focused on… Read the full press release

UNWTO City Tourism Summit in Luxor, Egypt: urban planning and city tourism development must be fully coordinated

The 5th UNWTO City Tourism Summit in Luxor, Egypt gathered around 400 experts from 40 countries to discuss the theme ‘Cities: Local culture for a global traveler’. The event, organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Ministry of Tourism of Egypt, concluded on the importance of ensuring urban planning and city tourism development… Read the full press release

WTTC congratulates the Government of Saudi Arabia for adopting tourism as key sector to help diversify the economy away from oil income

LONDON, 2016-May-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) would like to congratulate the Government of Saudi Arabia for adopting tourism as a key sector to help diversify the economy away from oil income. David Scowsill, President & CEO, WTTC, said: “WTTC has been emphasizing the importance of Travel & Tourism… Read the full press release

WTTC Global Summit to be hosted by Bangkok, Thailand on 26/27 April 2017

LONDON, 2016-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is pleased to announce that the WTTC Annual Global Summit will be hosted by Bangkok, Thailand on 26/27 April 2017. The location of the 2017 Global Summit was announced at the closing speech of the 16th WTTC Global Summit in Dallas, Texas… Read the full press release

WTTC announces the 15 Finalists for its 2016 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards

LONDON, 2016-1-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has announced the 15 Finalists for its 2016 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards in the five categories; Community, Destination, Environment, Innovation and People. The 15 Finalists, which were chosen after a rigorous judging process, showcase the highest level of sustainability practices within… Read the full press release

WTTC congratulates the Government of Brazil for adopting Olympics visa exemptions

LONDON, 2016-1-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) congratulates the Government of Brazil for adopting new policies that exempt tourist visas for citizens from the U.S. Australia, Canada and Japan during Brazil’s hosting of the 2016 Olympics, 1 June to 18 September 2016. Brazil is a strong tourism economy,… Read the full press release

World Travel & Tourism Council research: Foreign visitors to Spain account for over half of the country’s service exports

LONDON, 2015-10-5 — /Travel PR News/ — Foreign visitors to Spain account for over half of the country’s service exports, according to new research by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). Spain’s visitor exports (money spent by foreign visitors in a country) reached $US69.5 billion (EUR52.2bn) in 2014, which is 53% of all of… Read the full press release

WTTC announces José Manuel Barroso and Ana Botín as speakers at the 15th annual Global Summit in Madrid, 15-16 April 2015

Comunidad de Madrid and Madrid City Hall confirm the event as one of the biggest milestones for Spain’s Travel & Tourism sector in 2015. LONDON, 2015-2-26 — /Travel PR News/ — José Manuel Barroso will speak at the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) 15th annual Global Summit in Madrid, 15-16 April 2015. At a… Read the full press release

World Travel & Tourism Council CEO David Scowsill: South Africa is leading the world in many areas of its Travel & Tourism development

LONDON, 2015-2-18 — /Travel PR News/ — “South Africa is leading the world in many areas of its Travel & Tourism development and President Zuma’s commitment to reform visa regulations should enable the country to maximise the industry’s potential for economic growth and social advancement”, says David Scowsill, President & CEO, World Travel & Tourism… Read the full press release

The World Travel & Tourism Council to host its 15th Global Summit in Madrid, Spain, in April 2015

MADRID, 2014-04-11 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) announces that it will hold its 15th Global Summit in Madrid, Spain, in April 2015. The Global Summit, which is the biggest annual gathering of Travel & Tourism leaders, will be held on 15-16 April 2015 and is to be hosted by… Read the full press release

World Travel & Tourism Council unveiled its Economic Impact 2014 report for Brazil

London, UK, 2014-04-3 — /Travel PR News/ — Brazil’s Travel & Tourism sector will enjoy a significant boost during the FIFA 2014 World Cup year. That is according to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), which has unveiled its Economic Impact 2014 report for Brazil today. WTTC is the global authority on the economic and social… Read the full press release

DreamWorks Animation CEO and Co-Founder Jeffrey Katzenberg to speak at the World Travel & Tourism Council’s Global Summit in Hainan 24-25 April 2014

LONDON, 2014-2-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO and Co-Founder of DreamWorks Animation SKG, will speak at the World Travel & Tourism Council’s Global Summit, which takes place in Hainan 24-25 April 2014. Katzenberg will be interviewed by Immediate Past Chairman of WTTC, Geoffrey Kent, on Thursday 24 April. The acclaimed “Geoffrey Kent interviews” at the… Read the full press release

WTTC research shows Travel & Tourism in South Korea to outperform its economy over next ten years

London, UK, 2014-2-4 — /travelprnews.com/ — South Korea needs to continue to focus on policies, which support its Travel & Tourism industry’s excellent growth potential over the next decade. That is according to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), which has launched new research today. This shows Travel & Tourism offers excellent job and wealth prospects… Read the full press release

WTTC forecasts slower growth for the global travel & tourism industry in 2013

London, UK, 2013-11-5 — /travelprnews.com/ — The global Travel & Tourism industry will grow marginally slower in 2013 than previously indicated, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). WTTC forecasts that the total contribution from Travel & Tourism to the world economy will be 2.9% in 2013, down from the 3.2% growth initially forecast in… Read the full press release

New report reveals visa facilitation could create 2.6 million new jobs in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation

Bali, Indonesia, 2013-10-01 — /travelprnews.com/ — A new report by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) shows that visa facilitation could create up to 2.6 million new jobs in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies by 2016. The report was presented on the occasion of the APEC High Level Policy… Read the full press release

WTTC, UNWTO jointly to promote Travel & Tourism ahead of Asia Summit in Seoul on 10-11 September 2013

2013-06-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — World Travel & Tourism Council President & CEO, David Scowsill, speaking at the UNWTO Regional Conference on Tourism Partnerships in Seoul on 01 June, outlined the themes that will feature at the Ministerial Roundtable and inaugural WTTC Asia Summit to be held in Seoul on 10-11 September 2013. Mr Scowsill told the… Read the full press release

WTTC: Over 15,000 Hotels Globally Adopt the Hotel Carbon Measurement Initiative

2013-06-05 — /travelprnews.com/ — Over 15,000 hotels around the world have so far adopted the Hotel Carbon Measurement Initiative (HCMI) methodology that allows them, for the first time, to calculate and communicate the carbon footprint of hotel stays and meetings in a consistent and transparent way. This huge achievement is the result of months of hard… Read the full press release