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David Scowsill Speech at Africa Hotel Investment Forum

Tourism Speech David Scowsill Speech at Africa Hotel Investment Forum

Editor's Note: In the last two months, eTN has had the opportunity to attend three major global travel and tourism industry events.

Japan takes on most ambitious travel show yet

Unique Travel Events Japan takes on most ambitious travel show yet

Nelson Alcantara, editor-in-chief

TOKYO (eTN) - Japan’s largest travel show, JATA TABIHAKU, is being here held here in the Japanese capital city beginning today, Thursday, September 12, 2013, and will run until Sunday, September ...

Miss World 2013: Win-win for Indonesia, tourism minister says

Miss World Controversy Miss World 2013: Win-win for Indonesia, tourism minister says

Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

SEOUL (eTN) – The Miss World beauty pageant that is currently happening in Bali, one of Indonesia’s top tourist destinations, has put Indonesia in the spotlight due to calls for the ...

You have to change or get left behind, Blair tells WTTC delegates

Significance of Travel and Tourism You have to change or get left behind, Blair tells WTTC delegates

Nelson Alcantara, editor-in-chief

SEOUL (eTN) – The former prime minister of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, Tony Blair, delivered this year’s keynote address for the second regional summit by the World Travel & ...

Up-close and personal with Taleb Rifai

UNWTO Leadership Up-close and personal with Taleb Rifai

Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief


Since taking office as the United Nations World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) secretary-general in May 2009, Taleb Rifai has been on a perpetual move, traipsing the globe from one travel and ...

Brevity is king at WTTC's 2013 Global Summit

LIVE in ABU DHABI at the WTTC Global Summit 2013 Brevity is king at WTTC's 2013 Global Summit

Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

ABU DHABI (eTN) - The first day of this year's edition of the World Travel & Tourism Council's Global Summit has come and gone, but the words uttered by some of the most influential names in ...

WTTC: Travel & Tourism industry must grasp the mantle of leadership in order to influence

David Scowsill, World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) CEO & president speaks at the opening in Abu Dhabi, UAE WTTC: Travel & Tourism industry must grasp the mantle of leadership in order to influence

David Scowsill, President and CEO of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), is calling on the global Travel & Tourism industry “to grasp the mantle of leadership in order to ...

2012 again demonstrated how resilient travel and tourism industry is, WTTC president says

Breaking News 2012 again demonstrated how resilient travel and tourism industry is, WTTC president says

Nelson Alcantara, Editor-in-Chief

(eTN) - Fresh off the release of the World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) favorable 2012 global travel and tourism industry economic report, the organization’s president and CEO, David ...

Japan:  A WTTC affair to remember

Japanese Hospitality Japan: A WTTC affair to remember

Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

It is now common knowledge that not only did Japan successfully host this year’s World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Global Summit, but it managed to bring new elements to the annual ...

New study predicts Japan tourism to rise

Japanese Resilience New study predicts Japan tourism to rise

Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

The aggressive efforts by the Japanese travel and tourism industry to lure tourists back following last March’s catastrophic events seem to be paying off.

Japan shares lessons learned from recent crisis

Lessons from Las Vegas: Japan Crisis Japan shares lessons learned from recent crisis

Nelson Alcantara, editor-in-chief

This year’s edition of the yearly World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) Global Travel & Tourism Summit was held Las Vegas, Nevada.

Lessons from Vegas:  Ted Turner wants world peace

Lessons from Las Vegas Lessons from Vegas: Ted Turner wants world peace

Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

When the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) announced that media mogul Ted Turner was going to attend this year’s summit in Las Vegas, many became curious. Rightfully so, as Mr.

High-speed trains: A top Obama Administration priority, says US Transport Secretary LaHood

WTTC Global and Tourism Summit High-speed trains: A top Obama Administration priority, says US Transport Secretary LaHood

Nelson Alcantara, editor-in-chief

LAS VEGAS (eTN) – In his remarks at the ongoing World Travel & Tourism Council’s eleventh Global Travel and Tourism Summit, currently being held in Las Vegas, Nevada, the United States ...

Baumgarten reflects on 11 years with WTTC

Exiting CEO Baumgarten reflects on 11 years with WTTC

Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

What motivated you to step down from the World Travel & Tourism Council?

Awards showcase travel and tourism initiatives leading the world in sustainability

2011 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards Awards showcase travel and tourism initiatives leading the world in sustainability

LONDON, UK: A small beach lodge helping to lift a community out of poverty; a project to regenerate an island’s fragile eco-system; an international hotel company supporting the protection of ...

Situation in Egypt

Cairo Conflict and Tourism Situation in Egypt

David Scowsill, World Travel & Tourism president & CEO

Egypt is one of the most successful destinations of recent years, working to attract new tourism business despite frequent crises.

WTTC: New passenger departure tax hinders German tourism

Passenger Departure Tax WTTC: New passenger departure tax hinders German tourism

As millions of people prepare to fly around the world for the holiday season, Germany’s travel and tourism industry could lose out to rival destinations, according to the World Travel & ...

WTTC urges greater collaboration on climate change policies

World Travel And Tourism Council WTTC urges greater collaboration on climate change policies

LONDON, UK - The world’s leading private-sector travel and tourism businesses have urged climate change policymakers at all levels to consult more widely with them.

Iceland volcanic ash affected more sectors than global aviation, Oxford Economics head says

Iceland Volcanic Eruption Iceland volcanic ash affected more sectors than global aviation, Oxford Economics head says

Nelson Alcantara

(eTN) - The April 14, 2010 eruption by Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull Volcano, which spewed an ash plume which rose over three kilometers, gave not only the global travel and tourism sector heavy ...

Beijing and even China lagging in tourism development, Beijing vice mayor says

China's Tourism Development Beijing and even China lagging in tourism development, Beijing vice mayor says

Nelson Alcantara

BEIJING, China (eTN) – If there is one clear message that China wanted to tell in hosting this year’s edition of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC)’s annual global travel and ...

Beijing: Post Olympics, now and beyond

Beijing Tourism Beijing: Post Olympics, now and beyond

Nelson Alcantara

BEIJING, China (eTN) – Hundreds of both high level management, government officials and journalists are currently here in the capital city of China for the tenth edition of the annual World ...

WTTC says its work is far from done, gov’ts “do not fully recognize” travel and tourism’s power to create jobs and economy

Role of Travel and Tourism in Job Creation and Economy WTTC says its work is far from done, gov’ts “do not fully recognize” travel and tourism’s power to create jobs and economy

Nelson Alcantara

BEIJING, China (eTN) - At the ongoing World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) annual global summit, which is being held in China's capital city of Beijing, the organization that is comprised of ...

Tourism stands in frontline in environmental issues, WTTC president say

Tourism and the Environment Tourism stands in frontline in environmental issues, WTTC president say

Luc Citrinot, eTN Staff Writer

LONDON (eTN) – The president and CEO of the World Travel & Tourism Council, Jean Claude Baumgarten, explains for eTurboNews how his organization is involved in the fight against global ...

Finding silver linings around dark economic clouds

Tourism Branding in Dark Economic Times Finding silver linings around dark economic clouds

Anita Mendiratta, CNN’s TASK Group/eTN

As the end of 1st Quarter approaches, members of the global travel and tourism community look ahead with a looming sense of fear. Fear and uncertainty.

Airport Departure Tax Tax on UK flight departures will discourage long-haul travel

eTN Staff Writer

"The UK Government's decision to increase the Air Passenger Duty (APD) for departures from UK airports from this coming November, shows that it continues to underestimate the economic importance ...

Brazilian president presents big goals for tourism

Brazil Tourism Brazilian president presents big goals for tourism

Nelson Alcantara

The World Travel & Tourism Council’s ninth Global Summit on Travel and Tourism, held last month in Florianopolis (in the state of Santa Catarina, Brazil), was a success not only in terms of ...

Re-engineering UNWTO is the way forward, Rifai says

Global Tourism Re-engineering UNWTO is the way forward, Rifai says

Nelson Alcantara

Taleb Rifai is the ad interim secretary general of the United Nations World Tourism Organization.

eTN Executive Talk:  Worst year ahead, WTTC head says

World Travel and Tourism 2009 Forecast eTN Executive Talk: Worst year ahead, WTTC head says

Hazel Heyer, eTN Staff Writer

This year is going to be tough in business and tourism , according to the head of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).

Dubai and Abu Dhabi forecast riding recession out faster than the rest of the world

MIddle East Recession Dubai and Abu Dhabi forecast riding recession out faster than the rest of the world

Hazel Heyer, eTN Staff Writer

In the wake of predictions of stagnant growth in global tourism by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Jonathan Worsley, the co-organizer of the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC) ...

World economic slowdown will have ‘moderate impact’ on Asia Pacific tourism, WTTC says

Asia Pacific Tourism World economic slowdown will have ‘moderate impact’ on Asia Pacific tourism, WTTC says

Yusof Sulaiman

(eTN) - The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has warned that the tourism industry in Asia Pacific should expect a "moderate impact" because of the expected global economic slowdown ...

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