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Travel and tourism: Weapon against terrorism?

David Scowsill, president & CEO of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), has said “travel and tourism drives peace in the war against terrorism” during his speech today at the ongoing Africa

Caribbean Challenge Initiative to address environmental threats to the region

The Caribbean Summit of Political and Business Leaders, May 17-18, will bring together heads of state and corporate executives to launch Phase II of the Caribbean Challenge Initiative (CCI) to address

NTA bestows award for legislative advocacy on behalf of tourism

WASHINGTON, DC - The NTA has given their James D. Santini Award to Patti A. Culp for her legislative tourism work for over the past 3 decades.

WTTC President says the time for leadership is now

In his closing speech at the 13th WTTC Global Summit in Abu Dhabi, David Scowsill, the President & CEO of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) explained that, by 2050, there will be 3 billion peo

Predicting the future of global travel and tourism

ABU DHABI – "The trends of the future will be demographic, economic, and ecological… Globalization is the most progressive, powerful force we've ever seen, but it needs to be managed," said Profes

WTTC: Travel & Tourism industry must grasp the mantle of leadership...

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 influence.”

Portugal President highlights importance of tourism on jobs and exports

The President of Portugal, Anibal Cavaco Silva, has highlighted the importance of tourism to the country’s jobs and exports on the occasion of the presentation of the UN World Tourism Organization (

South Africa welcomes and honors President of IIPT

STOWE, Vermont, USA & CULLINAN, Gauteng Province, South Africa - The communities of Cullinan, Dinokeng Game Reserve, and Refilwe were honored to host and welcome the International Institute for Peace

Accepting tourism responsibility, doing due diligence and setting standards of care

One of the most frequently heard complaints in the world of travel and tourism is that when things go wrong, few people accept responsibility.

Seychelles showcases tourism products at Abu Dhabi Travel Show

The Travel and Tourism Agencies Council (ATTAC) organized the 8th ATTAC Travel Show at Abu Dhabi Shopping Mall from April 25-28, 2012.

One global force for one billion

THE POWER OF ONE What does it take to move one billion people across our world, as a force of good to change our world?

World Travel and Tourism Council urges governments to develop climate change...

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 ens

Travel and tourism can be lead sector for green growth transformation

MACAU/HAWAII,BRUSSELS - In a keynote address at the Macau Asia Forum, Professor Geoffrey Lipman, President of the International Council of Tourism Partners (ICTP) and Director of greenearth, said that

Great enthusiasm accompanies tourism day celebrations in Cape Town

Excellent weather and great enthusiasm accompanied tourism day celebrations in the city of Cape Town today.

How the ongoing economic crises may impact international tourism

Despite the fact that the media have declared that the potential "default" crisis has been solved, tourism professionals would do well to pay careful attention and to analyze the numbers not by headli

Vital role of travel and tourism in restoring economic stability in...

World Travel Awards has emphasized the vital role of travel and tourism in re-establishing macro-economic stability across Europe.

Crucial factor to Egypt’s renewal lies in tourism

As the leading foreign exchange earner and representing one in every seven jobs, tourism is a crucial factor in Egypt’s economic recovery, stressed the Prime Minister of Egypt, Essam Sharaf, during

Tanzania tourism to reap from Indian Prime Minister’s visit

TANZANIA, Africa (eTN) - Travel trade and tourism will be key economic sectors to benefit from the visit of Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh to Tanzania next Thursday.

Pacific Asia Travel Association and World Travel and Tourism Council collaborate

BANGKOK, Thailand & LAS VEGAS, Nevada, US - The latest research from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), carried out in collaboration with Oxford Economics, suggests that the APEC region’s

Industry leaders to gather at World Travel and Tourism Council in...

Held in conjunction with Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA), the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Summit will tackle some of the questions on everyone’s lips, with this year’

South Africa Minister of Tourism opens World Economic Forum Africa Pre-summit

The World Economic Forum (WEF) Africa Pre-summit was held in Cape Town, Africa, on April 28, 2011. Mr.

South Africa President accepts invitation for Leaders for Tourism Campaign

South African President Zuma was presented an open letter stressing the importance of travel and tourism to global growth and development by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) President & CEO D

World Travel Market Vision Conference meets at Italian Stock Exchange

Almost 100 delegates packed into the Italian Stock Exchange last Thursday to hear high-caliber speakers discuss the key issues within the European and Italian travel and tourism industry.

UNWTO Secretary-General looks ahead to decade of travel and tourism

The next ten years look set to be “the decade of travel and tourism” said UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai at the opening the ITB Travel Trade Show in Berlin, Germany, March 9-13.

President Calderón of Mexico first to join UNWTO-WTTC global campaign on...

The President of Mexico, Felipe Calderón, has become the first head of state to join the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) joint campaign highlighting the

PATA 60th anniversary and conference is 2011’s must-attend event

BANGKOK, Thailand - PATA’s 60th Anniversary and Conference promises to be the most exciting event of the 2011 tourism calendar.

Call to rethink travel and tourism education for the green growth...

BRUSSELS - Professor Geoffrey Lipman, Director of Greenearth.travel and of beyond tourism, speaking at the World Environment Forum in Jeju, South Korea, called for a rethink and revamp of traditional

International Travel and Tourism exhibition coming to the heart of Moscow

According to the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Russia has the 9th largest outbound tourism market in terms of expenditure, and it is increasing by 14% per annum.

IATA hails PATA’s key role in Asia Pacific travel and tourism

BANGKOK, Thailand: Giovanni Bisignani, director general and chief executive officer of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), has hailed the Pacific Asia Travel Association’s (PATA) uni