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

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 commends Egypt’s government on its efforts to improve security for tourists and hasten the recovery of its Travel & Tourism sector

LONDON, 2016-Mar-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Attending Egypt´s Tourism 2016 Conference ‘Planning for Growth’ on 22nd February in Cairo, Gerald Lawless, Vice Chairman World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), met with key leaders to discuss the recovery of the country’s tourism sector, focusing on security, tourism investment, cultural diversity and destination promotion. Meeting with Prime… 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

WTTC: Many of the world’s biggest Travel & Tourism companies improved their carbon efficiency by 20% in the last ten years

LONDON, 2015-11-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Many of the world’s biggest Travel & Tourism companies have improved their carbon efficiency by 20% in the last ten years and are on course to cut CO2 emissions by 50% by 2035, according to a major new report released today. “Travel & Tourism 2015; Connecting Global Climate Action”,… 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

Prime Minister of Albania, H.E. Edi Rama accepted the UNWTO/World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Open Letter on Travel and Tourism

Recognizing tourism’s vital contribution to sustainable growth, the Prime Minister of Albania, H.E. Edi Rama, has accepted the UNWTO/World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Open Letter on Travel and Tourism (Tirana, Albania, 20 October 2014). Tirana/ Madrid, 2014-12-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The UNWTO/WTTC Open Letter on Travel and Tourism calls upon heads of State and Government… 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

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

Laos Prime Minister receives UNWTO/WTTC Open Letter on Travel and Tourism from UNWTO Secretary-General

Madrid, Spain, 2013-11-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Prime Minister of Laos, Thongsing Thammavong, acknowledged tourism as central to the agenda of the government of Laos when accepting the UNWTO/WTTC Open Letter on Travel and Tourism from UNWTO Secretary-General, in support of mainstreaming the sector in the national and international agendas. Prime Minister Thammavong said, “Tourism development is… 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