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Leading sustainable tourism businesses celebrated at WTTC Tourism for Tomorrow Awards

Leading sustainable tourism businesses celebrated at WTTC Tourism for Tomorrow Awards

Businesses and destinations that are leading the way in sustainable tourism have been recognized at the World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC’s) Tourism for Tomorrow Awards Ceremony in Abu Dhabi this evening. The Awards - being held at the Emirates … April 10, 2013
WTTC issues wake-up call to private and public sector to work closely together for Travel & Tourism's long-term future

WTTC issues wake-up call to private and public sector to work closely together for Travel & Tourism's long-term future

***EMBARGOED UNTIL APRIL 10, 2013, 1700 HOURS UAE TIME*** "The private and public sector must come together and focus on long-term strategies, infrastructure, and initiatives, not just short-term goals, to ensure that our industry is ahead of the growth … April 9, 2013
Presidential Perspective: Travel and tourism industry has potential to challenge global economic interdependence and influence course of 21st century

Presidential Perspective: Travel and tourism industry has potential to challenge global economic interdependence and influence course of 21st century

Addressing international delegates on the first day of the 13th annual World travel & Tourism Council Global Summit, hosted by Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) and Etihad Airways, former US President Bill Clinton put the ball … April 9, 2013
Michael Frenzel WTTC 13th Global Summit opening speech

Michael Frenzel WTTC 13th Global Summit opening speech

Michael Frenzel, Chairman of the Supervisory Boards of TUI Deutschland GmbH and TUIfly GmbH and Chairman of the World Travel & Tourism Council, declared the WTTC’s 13th Global Travel & Tourism Summit in Abu Dhabi open.Here is his opening address:Your … April 9, 2013
PATA and WTTC reaffirm aligned advocacy agenda

PATA and WTTC reaffirm aligned advocacy agenda

BANGKOK, Thailand - Mr. Martin J. Craigs, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) CEO, and Mr. David Scowsill, the President of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), outlined next steps and a united agenda in advocacy for the total travel industry … January 25, 2013
Europe right and wrong on emissions trading

Europe right and wrong on emissions trading

“A very unexpected but very welcome development, which may now temporarily prevent a full scale trade war” is the response of World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) President and CEO, David Scowsill, to the European Union's decision to postpone the … November 15, 2012
WTTC: travel and tourism still robust despite uncertain global economic picture

WTTC: travel and tourism still robust despite uncertain global economic picture

Growth in the global travel and tourism industry in 2012 will be broadly in line with expectations set at the beginning of the year. In an update of forecasts made at the beginning of the year, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) predicts growth … November 2, 2012
Judges selected to identify innovative pioneers at 2013 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards

Judges selected to identify innovative pioneers at 2013 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) announced the judges for its prestigious 2013 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards. These 12 independent experts on sustainable tourism will select 3 finalists for each of the 4 Award categories: Destination Stewardship … October 31, 2012
Tourism in Russia contributes more to GDP than automotive manufacturing

Tourism in Russia contributes more to GDP than automotive manufacturing

The travel and tourism industry in Russia is bigger than the size of automotive manufacturing industry and directly supports almost as many jobs as the financial sector.This is according to new research from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) … September 19, 2012
Hainan set to rival Singapore, Malaysia and Italy by 2021

Hainan set to rival Singapore, Malaysia and Italy by 2021

The Chinese province of Hainan is on track to become one of the world’s leading tourist resort destinations by 2021. According to a report, “Hainan: Travel & Tourism Development Potential 2011 – 2021” released today by the World Travel & Tourism … September 18, 2012
WTTC launches 2013 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards

WTTC launches 2013 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is inviting tourism businesses, organizations, and destinations worldwide to apply for its prestigious Tourism for Tomorrow Awards. Each year, the Tourism for Tomorrow Awards recognize global leadership in … September 3, 2012
Marketing is not the only answer for UK tourism, says WTTC

Marketing is not the only answer for UK tourism, says WTTC

New plans announced to boost UK tourism are unlikely to have the desired effect unless much more fundamental reforms are implemented, says the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). Reacting to plans from Jeremy Hunt, the UK Secretary of State for … August 15, 2012
Don’t over tax tourism – WTTC tells EU Finance Ministers

Don’t over tax tourism – WTTC tells EU Finance Ministers

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has written to all 27 Finance Ministers in the European Union urging them to recognize the important role of the industry in stimulating economic growth and jobs, while avoiding unproductive knee-jerk tax hikes … July 25, 2012
WTTC tribute to Lord Marshall of Knightsbridge

WTTC tribute to Lord Marshall of Knightsbridge

Lord Marshall of Knightsbridge, previously Colin Marshall, was a Founding Member of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and a man who devoted his entire career to the travel and tourism industry. He began his career in 1951 with the Orient Steam … July 9, 2012
Rio+20: WTTC urges industry to work together for green future

Rio+20: WTTC urges industry to work together for green future

The travel and tourism industry must act together and speak with one voice to create a green future. That is the message from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) at the Rio+20 Summit in Brazil this week. WTTC, which runs the industry-leading … June 18, 2012
Major international hotel companies launch standardized approach to carbon measurement

Major international hotel companies launch standardized approach to carbon measurement

The International Tourism Partnership (ITP) and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), in collaboration with 23 leading global hospitality companies, are today launching a methodology to calculate and communicate the carbon footprint of hotel stays … June 13, 2012
Tourism in the UK contributes more to GDP than automotive manufacturing

Tourism in the UK contributes more to GDP than automotive manufacturing

The travel and tourism industry in the UK is nearly 5 times the size of automotive manufacturing and supports almost as many jobs as the financial sector. This is according to new research from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) sponsored by … June 1, 2012
Full house at close of WTTC´s first regional summit

Full house at close of WTTC´s first regional summit

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Americas Summit closed today after three packed days in Riviera Maya, Mexico. Widely known for its annual Global Summit where the leaders of the global travel and tourism industry meet with their counterparts … May 18, 2012
Travel and tourism in the Americas contributes more to GDP than automotive manufacturing

Travel and tourism in the Americas contributes more to GDP than automotive manufacturing

The travel and tourism industry in the Americas region is three times the size of automotive manufacturing and roughly one-third larger than chemicals manufacturing and mining. This is according to new research from the World Travel & Tourism Council … May 18, 2012
Robert Redford named as latest addition to the WTTC Americas Summit, May 16-18

Robert Redford named as latest addition to the WTTC Americas Summit, May 16-18

Robert Redford, Hollywood legend, and Roberto Hernández Ramirez, Chairman of the Board, Banco Nacional de Mexico, SA, and former CEO of Banamex, are the latest in a long line of distinguished speakers who will be at the inaugural WTTC Americas Summit … May 11, 2012
President of Mexico, Felipe Calderón, and Carlos Slim to speak at inaugural WTTC Americas Summit

President of Mexico, Felipe Calderón, and Carlos Slim to speak at inaugural WTTC Americas Summit

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) today announced that keynote speakers at its inaugural Americas Summit will include President of Mexico, Felipe Calderón, and Mexican telecoms billionaire and world’s wealthiest person, Carlos Slim. President … May 3, 2012
Mexico hosts inaugural regional summit of World Travel and Tourism Council

Mexico hosts inaugural regional summit of World Travel and Tourism Council

The Americas Summit of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) will unite for the first time travel and tourism leaders from across the western hemisphere in Mexico’s Riviera Maya next month. From May 16-18, 2012, key industry identities from … April 25, 2012
Tourism a “force for good” says WTTC CEO at close of Global Summit

Tourism a “force for good” says WTTC CEO at close of Global Summit

Tourism is a “force for good in the world that is respected and welcomed by all,” according to David Scowsill, President and CEO of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) at the close of the Global Summit in Tokyo today. In his closing speech … April 19, 2012
Etihad Airways President and Chief Executive Officer named WTTC Vice Chairman for Middle East and Africa

Etihad Airways President and Chief Executive Officer named WTTC Vice Chairman for Middle East and Africa

The President and Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Airways, James Hogan, has been named World Tourism and Travel Council’s (WTTC) Vice Chairman for the Middle East and Africa. The announcement was made at the 12th WTTC Global Summit being held at … April 19, 2012
Industry leaders unite at WTTC Global Summit to tackle visa problems

Industry leaders unite at WTTC Global Summit to tackle visa problems

The leaders of the travel and tourism industry attending the World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) 12th Global Summit in Tokyo, Japan, today actively committed to work together to have governments improve visa-entry procedures and systems in order … April 18, 2012
Travel and tourism larger industry than automotive manufacturing

Travel and tourism larger industry than automotive manufacturing

The global travel and tourism industry is double the size of automotive manufacturing and roughly one-third larger than chemicals manufacturing. This is according to new research from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) sponsored by American Express, … April 18, 2012
WTTC’s Global Summit begins in Tokyo

WTTC’s Global Summit begins in Tokyo

The World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) 12th Global Summit opened today with 1,200 international and Japanese industry professionals and government leaders from around the world gathered at the Pamir Convention Centre in Tokyo, Japan. The Global … April 17, 2012
2012 WTTC Tourism for Tomorrow Awards winners unveiled

2012 WTTC Tourism for Tomorrow Awards winners unveiled

Three companies and one destination, from four continents, have been recognized for their best practices in sustainable tourism at this year’s World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) Tourism for Tomorrow Awards. The four winners were selected from … April 17, 2012
Prime Minister Noda of Japan opens the 12th WTTC Global Summit

Prime Minister Noda of Japan opens the 12th WTTC Global Summit

“Tourism is the frontier for Japan.” That was the message delivered by Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda of Japan to the 1,200 delegates assembled for the start of the Opening Ceremony of the 12th WTTC Global Summit in Tokyo. Prime Minister Noda recognized … April 17, 2012
WTTC and PATA Sendai Recovery and Asia Outlook Forum opens today

WTTC and PATA Sendai Recovery and Asia Outlook Forum opens today

The joint World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Sendai Recovery and Asia Outlook Forum opens today with almost 500 industry professionals and government leaders from around the world gathered at the Westin, … April 15, 2012
Big names confirmed. Big topics to be discussed. WTTC Global Summit begins in two weeks.

Big names confirmed. Big topics to be discussed. WTTC Global Summit begins in two weeks.

The World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) Global Summit in Tokyo and Sendai begins in two weeks, with a host of world-class speakers confirmed to contribute. The WTTC annual Global Summit is the pre-eminent event in the global travel and tourism … April 3, 2012
WTTC appoints TUI’s Dr. Michael Frenzel as Chairman

WTTC appoints TUI’s Dr. Michael Frenzel as Chairman

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) announced that Dr. Michael Frenzel, Chairman of the Executive Board, TUI AG, will take over as Chairman from April 20, 2012. Dr. Frenzel has been a member of the WTTC Executive Committee since 2000 and a leading … March 21, 2012
Brazil is leading the travel and tourism economy in Latin America

Brazil is leading the travel and tourism economy in Latin America

Brazil is Latin America’s fastest-growing travel and tourism economy; with travel and tourism’s direct contribution to GDP, it is forecast to grow at 7.8 percent in 2012. Research released by David Scowsill, President and CEO, World Travel & Tourism … March 16, 2012
Travel and tourism forecast to pass 100 million jobs and US$2 trillion GDP in 2012

Travel and tourism forecast to pass 100 million jobs and US$2 trillion GDP in 2012

Travel and tourism is set for a milestone year as the industry’s direct contribution to the global economy is expected to pass US$2 trillion in GDP and 100 million jobs. According to research by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), the global … March 8, 2012
Japan’s tourism economy to stage full recovery in 2012

Japan’s tourism economy to stage full recovery in 2012

Japan’s travel and tourism industry is forecast to stage a complete recovery following last year’s earthquake and tsunami during the first half of 2012. A new report by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), its fourth and final report since … March 7, 2012
Travel and tourism to boost UK economy in 2012

Travel and tourism to boost UK economy in 2012

The UK will be increasingly reliant on travel and tourism in 2012 as jobs and economic growth in the sector outstrip the wider economy. According to a report released today by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), the industry will grow by 1.3 … March 2, 2012
WTTC: world solution must be found to aviation emissions trading

WTTC: world solution must be found to aviation emissions trading

Europe must not go it alone on aviation emissions trading; instead a global solution should be found, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has today told the European Union. Speaking today in Guangzhou China, David Scowsill, President & CEO of … February 16, 2012
WTTC Global Summit leads the tourism industry through turbulent times

WTTC Global Summit leads the tourism industry through turbulent times

It is only two months until 1,000 travel and tourism leaders will gather in Sendai and Tokyo from April 16-19 to discuss and debate some major issues facing the industry, during the World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) 12th Global Summit. The … February 14, 2012
WTTC’s Tourism for Tomorrow Awards showcase initiatives leading the world in sustainability

WTTC’s Tourism for Tomorrow Awards showcase initiatives leading the world in sustainability

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) just unveiled the twelve finalists for its 2012 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards. The awards are one of the highest accolades in the global travel and tourism industry and recognize sustainable tourism achievements … January 24, 2012
WTTC calls on governments for low-carbon growth policies in the tourism industry

WTTC calls on governments for low-carbon growth policies in the tourism industry

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has issued a communiqué during the International Climate Change Negotiations in Durban, which urges governments to develop climate change policies, which ensure that travel and tourism can grow sustainably and … December 8, 2011
Abu Dhabi to host WTTC’s Global Summit in 2013

Abu Dhabi to host WTTC’s Global Summit in 2013

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) today announced that it will hold its 13th Global Summit in Abu Dhabi in April/May 2013. Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA) and Etihad Airways will be official hosts of the biggest annual gathering of travel and … November 21, 2011
WTTC appoints Helen Marano as Director of Government and Industry Affairs

WTTC appoints Helen Marano as Director of Government and Industry Affairs

The World Travel & Tourism Council today announced the appointment of Helen Marano to the newly-created position of Director of Government and Industry Affairs. Ms. Marano is currently head of the National Tourism Office in the US Department of Commerce. … November 19, 2011
WTTC downgrades global travel and tourism growth estimates for 2011 and 2012 - maintains long-term confidence

WTTC downgrades global travel and tourism growth estimates for 2011 and 2012 - maintains long-term confidence

The global travel and tourism industry will grow more slowly in 2011 and 2012 than previously indicated, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). WTTC’s annual research, published in March 2011, forecast growth of 4.5 percent and 5.1 … November 8, 2011
WTTC announces finalist selection judges for 2012 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards

WTTC announces finalist selection judges for 2012 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards

Today, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) announced the 12 independent finalist selection judges from around the world, for its 2012 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards. Every year, WTTC recognizes innovative leaders in sustainable tourism through its … October 19, 2011
WTTC: Australia’s carbon tax is another cost burden on a struggling industry

WTTC: Australia’s carbon tax is another cost burden on a struggling industry

Speaking at the Australian Tourism Directions Conference in Canberra, David Scowsill, President and CEO of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) recognized Australia’s commitment to the promotion of travel and tourism, but attacked the carbon tax … October 13, 2011
WTTC announces Japan’s travel and tourism industry showing clear sign of recovery for 2012

WTTC announces Japan’s travel and tourism industry showing clear sign of recovery for 2012

Speaking today at the "Special International Symposium on the Revitalization of Japan’s Tourism Sector and Quake Affected Regions," David Scowsill, President and CEO of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), announced the launch of the second … October 5, 2011
World Tourism Day: travel and tourism a driver of world economic revival

World Tourism Day: travel and tourism a driver of world economic revival

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) today urged governments to recognize the vast economic and social contribution of travel and tourism - particularly as a driver of sustainable economic growth and revival. Speaking on World Tourism Day, David … September 27, 2011
WTTC urges UK government to scrap APD to safeguard Caribbean economy

WTTC urges UK government to scrap APD to safeguard Caribbean economy

Speaking at the Caribbean's State of the Industry Conference in St. Martin, David Scowsill, President and CEO of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), called on the UK government to abolish the Air Passenger Duty (APD) as it harms the Caribbean … September 16, 2011
WTTC to cohost inaugural Travel Association Summit at The PhoCusWright Conference

WTTC to cohost inaugural Travel Association Summit at The PhoCusWright Conference

PhoCusWright, the travel industry research authority, and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), the authority on world travel and tourism, will cohost the inaugural Travel Association Summit@The PhoCusWright Conference, November 15-17, 2011 in Hollywood, … September 15, 2011
WTTC launches 2012 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards

WTTC launches 2012 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is inviting tourism businesses, organizations, and destinations worldwide to apply for its 2012 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards. Each year, WTTC recognizes best practices in sustainable tourism - its Tourism for … September 5, 2011
12th WTTC Global Summit to include Sendai events

12th WTTC Global Summit to include Sendai events

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) confirmed that a substantial part of the 12th WTTC Global Summit will be held in Sendai, northeast Japan. It was announced in November that the summit would be held in Tokyo from April 16-19, 2012. However, just … August 4, 2011
WTTC cements its ties with China’s Hainan Province

WTTC cements its ties with China’s Hainan Province

Reflecting the shift of the World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC’s) focus towards emerging economies – not to mention the growing success of WTTC’s China Initiative – the Chinese delegation at the recently-concluded 11th Global Travel & Tourism … May 23, 2011
USA Today's Veronica Stoddart to moderate panel at WTTC - Global Travel and Tourism summit

USA Today's Veronica Stoddart to moderate panel at WTTC - Global Travel and Tourism summit

MCLEAN, Virginia - USA TODAY’s Veronica Stoddart will moderate a panel on Powering Sustainable Growth at the World Travel and Tourism Council’s (WTTC) Global Travel and Tourism summit in Las Vegas on May 19. The panel will take place at 9:00 am at … May 10, 2011
WTTC Global Travel and Tourism Summit powers global growth

WTTC Global Travel and Tourism Summit powers global growth

Nearly 1,000 industry leaders will gather in Las Vegas from May 17-19 to discuss, debate, and define some of the key issues facing the travel and tourism industry, during the World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) 11th Global Travel & Tourism Summit. Held … May 10, 2011
WTTC President and CEO visits Japan to assess tourism situation and offer support

WTTC President and CEO visits Japan to assess tourism situation and offer support

President and CEO of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) David Scowsill has just returned from Tokyo where he held key meetings with the government, airlines, and travel leaders to discuss how WTTC could help to kick-start the recovery in inbound, … April 18, 2011
Time to scrap Air Passenger Tax

Time to scrap Air Passenger Tax

The world’s leading private sector of travel and tourism businesses has called for the UK Air Passenger Duty (APD) to be abolished ahead of the introduction of the European Emissions Trading Scheme (EU-ETS) in 2012. Championed by the World Travel … March 25, 2011
World Travel and Tourism Council appoints David Scowsill president and CEO

World Travel and Tourism Council appoints David Scowsill president and CEO

NEW YORK, NY - The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) today announced the appointment of David Scowsill as its new president and CEO. Formally starting in the role on November 15, Scowsill will continue the organization’s work to raise awareness … October 5, 2010
World Travel and Tourism Council demands review of European compensation regulation

World Travel and Tourism Council demands review of European compensation regulation

The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) is insisting that the European Commission re-examine compensation legislation following the Eyjafjallajoekull volcanic ash cloud earlier this year. Its demand comes as debate reignites around how much airlines … August 15, 2010
Winners of the 2010 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards

Winners of the 2010 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards

The four winners of the World Travel & Tourism Council’s 2010 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards were announced during the 10th Global Travel & Tourism Summit at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing, China. Of the 12 finalists, Emirates Hotels … June 7, 2010
World Travel and Tourism Council announces the winners of the 2010 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards

World Travel and Tourism Council announces the winners of the 2010 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards

The four winners of the World Travel & Tourism Council’s 2010 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards were announced today during the 10th Global Travel & Tourism Summit at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing, China. Of the 12 finalists, Emirates … May 26, 2010



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