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The current state of the Travel & Tourism industry

Travel & Tourism, one of the world’s largest industries, outperformed the global economy in 2012 and grew faster than many other notable industries such as manufacturing, financial services, communi

Latest figures from WTTC confirm resilience of global travel and tourism...

Growth in the global travel and tourism industry in 2012 will be broadly in line with expectations set at the beginning of the year.

Industry leaders put the power of youth travel in the limelight

SAN DIEGO, California - WYSTC, the annual conference of the global youth tourism industry, held this year in San Diego, California, was off to an incredible start yesterday with three key speakers hig

Iran cuts oil exports, gas prices may hit $5

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Oil prices rose Monday after Iran cut exports to Britain and France, raising worries that higher gas prices may follow suit.

Japanese PM: European debt crisis the greatest risk to world economy

Davos-Klosters, Switzerland – Interviewed by videolink from Tokyo, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda told a panel discussion on risk, hosted by NHK at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in

Ireland blames global economy for fall-off in tourist numbers

An unexpected fall-off in tourist numbers in the final months of last year is being blamed on renewed turmoil in the global economy.

World Tourism Organization supports tourism to uplift poor countries

The potential of tourism in contributing to lift people out of poverty is increasingly acknowledged and is supported by the growing relevance of the sector for poor countries.

Global Tourism Forum Andorra 2011 – tourism and economic growth

Senior representatives of the private sector, governments, and United Nations organizations will meet next March in the Principality of Andorra to analyze tourism and its key role in international eco

UN: Global economy unlikely to improve significantly next year

A United Nations report unveiled today paints a gloomy picture of the performance of the global economy next year, with growth projected to be a meagre 3.1 per cent, followed by 3.5 per cent in 2012

The stage is set for tourism to take its rightful place...

The Italian Minister of Tourism and newly-elected Chair of the UNWTO Executive Council, Ms.

EIBTM CEO Summit 2010

For the first time, this year’s EIBTM ( www.eibtm.com ) CEO Summit will deliver three powerful presentations to the global group of CEO members who represent every part of the meetings and events in

UNWTO: Support tourism, support your economy

As world leaders meet to discuss a sustainable way out of the current economic crisis, the United Nations World Tourism Organization has issued a reminder claiming that many governments and decision m

Greening the global economy through sustainable tourism

With climate change and the global recession driving the current international political agenda, both politicians and businesses are increasingly drawn towards the idea of a global green economy.

Marketing in times of financial crisis: Tourism recovery strategies for turbulent...

A common believe among tourism professionals is that the financial crisis has damaged the entire tourism industry evenly.

Swine flu prompts travel warning for Mexico and US

The growing number of swine-flu cases in the United States and Mexico has caused some governments to issue a travel warning against travel to affected areas in Mexico and the US, adding more uncertain

That Matt Lauer guy has got travel wrong

Matt Lauer from the US television morning show, The Today Show, does an annual segment called “Where in the World?” in which he traipses to exotic destinations to pique his viewers’ interest.

Delta responds to worsening global economy

Delta Air Lines today issued the following memo to its more than 70,000 employees worldwide from CEO Richard Anderson and President Edward H. Bastian.

Building customer loyalty in a global economy

In the current economic situation, developing and keeping customer loyalty is essential. Recognize that in a global economy, customers have many more choices than ever before.

Indian Aviation: “worst-ever phase”

When India's airline industry wobbled, economists around the world who have been touting India as one of the world's growth engines started asking questions: will China be next?

R.O.A.R.: For the times they are “a-changing”

“…For The Times They Are A-Changing…”--Bob Dylan