Tui chief predicts minimal effect of US election on travel industry

Published on : Thursday, November 10, 2016

UNWTO NEW logo_40Tui Group chief executive Fritz Joussen spoke to TTG after the UNWTO Ministers’ Summit and said that he believes in the US people’s vote in electing their president and it should be respected. He said that “All over the place nationalistic tendencies come out and that does not necessarily fit well with travel.”


He further added that the US is one of the oldest democracies of the world and the newly elected president will work within that agenda of democracy. Brexit, according to him, had a larger impact because it directly influenced business. The summit was inaugurated by Joussen, where a new international training function by UNWTO was announced.


The UNWTO expects to train one million people in 2017, after launching the programmes in 2017. The courses have been developed by world’s leading safety and security professionals and will be available for access anywhere, at all times and on any device. The courses will change the way tourists and the tourism sector communicates with the police, fire, medical and rescue services in various emergency situations. These measures were praised by the UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai, who said that the world is a better place and people should be hopeful of everything.


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