WTTC statement on recent global terror attacks

Published on : Wednesday, July 6, 2016

wttcThe World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) condemns in the strongest terms the terror attacks that have been inflicted upon Bangladesh, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey in the past week alone. We sympathise with the families of the victims and the governments so impacted by these acts.


As a global community, we have become all too accustomed to news of terror attacks across the globe. These attacks, perpetrated for the sole purpose of inflicting disruption and implanting hate, strike at the heart of what travel aims to promote: peace, security, and understanding.


The intrinsic value of the Travel & Tourism sector is to bring people together, and to foster dialogue between different cultures and traditions. Our own research tells us that an open tourism sector contributes positively to the attitudes, institutions, and structures that create and sustain peaceful societies. Disrupting this peace is what terrorists aim to do with these meaningless attacks. This is precisely why the Council and the tourism sector at large encourage people to embrace travel as a means to unite in our common humanity.



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