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  • WTTC launches new “Reunited Tourism” campaign urging to restart international travel

    Published on : Thursday, June 10, 2021

    The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has launched a new campaign calling on governments around the world to restart international travel and enable the world to “reunite” once again. After more than a year of lockdowns around the world due …

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  • WTTC reports drastic loss in Caribbean tourism due to COVID-19

    Published on : Monday, May 31, 2021

    The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) recently revealed in its Economic Impact Report (EIR) the harsh impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the travel and tourism sector in the Caribbean, causing a loss of $34 billion from the local …

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  • Julia Simpson appointed President and CEO of WTTC

    Published on : Tuesday, May 18, 2021

    Julia Simpson has been appointed as the new President and CEO of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC). She takes on the role from Gloria Guevara and her new role will be effective from August 15, 2021. Julia Simpson …

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  • Gloria Guevara steps down as Chief Executive of WTTC

    Published on : Saturday, May 15, 2021

    Gloria Guevara had stepped down as Chief Executive of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). A former tourism secretary of Mexico, Guevara had led the private sector body since 2017. She will be replaced by Julia Simpson, who currently …

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  • WTTC introduces initiative helping women in travel sector

    Published on : Friday, April 30, 2021

    The leaders of travel and tourism sector have taken an oath to work towards equality of women and boost up female representation in various leadership roles. This announcement was made before the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). The commitment …

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  • WTTC launches remarkable initiative to support women in travel and tourism

    Published on : Thursday, April 29, 2021

    The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), which represents the travel & tourism private sector, launched its Women’s Initiative, at the WTTC Global Summit 2021 in Cancun, with the help of 18 Grand Slam singles title winner, Martina Navratilova. Leading travel …

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  • Greece earns distinction from WTTC for safe tourism reopening

    Published on : Wednesday, April 28, 2021

    Greece was recently awarded a top international distinction by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) showcasing the country as a global example for the safe opening of tourism in the pandemic. The “Global Champion Award for Covid-19 Crisis Management” …

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  • WTTC launches guidelines for accessibility and inclusion in global travel

    Published on : Tuesday, April 20, 2021

    The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has launched new high-level guidelines for inclusion and accessibility in the travel and tour sector focussing on the experience of travellers with disabilities in order to help make the travel & tourism sector …

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  • WTTC report discloses £148bn slump in UK economy caused by the travel sector

    Published on : Friday, April 9, 2021

    Today, the annual Economic Impact Report of the World Travel & Tourism Council reveals that the major downfall of the Travel & Tourism sector of the UK has wiped out an astounding £148 billion from the economy of UK. The …

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  • In 2020, WTTC report highlights $5.9 trillion loss in tourism

    Published on : Friday, April 9, 2021

    The annual report pinpoints the contribution of the sector to the GDP has declined 49.1 per cent, representing a major drop off compared to the global economy in general, which dropped by 3.7 per cent in 2020. In total, the …

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  • WTTC unveils theme for upcoming global summit

    Published on : Tuesday, March 23, 2021

    The World Travel & Tourism Council recently unveiled the theme and a number of headline speakers for its upcoming Global Summit. Under the tagline ‘Uniting the World for Recovery,’ the event will take place in the Mexican resort town of …

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  • WTTC welcomes the proposal of European Council

    Published on : Saturday, March 20, 2021

    To quote Gloria Guevara, President & CEO, WTTC, “The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and its Members say the proposal from the European Commission, which would see all EU member states adopt the Digital Green Certificate, is a major …

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  • WTTC welcomes Greece’s tourism reopening plan in May

    Published on : Tuesday, March 16, 2021

    As Greece is all set to reopen for holidaymakers from May 14 in a bid to boost the tourism economy of the country, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has welcomed the move as it is keen to see …

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  • Malawi awarded Safe Travels stamp of approval by WTTC

    Published on : Thursday, March 11, 2021

    Malawi has now received the Safe Travels Stamp of approval from the World Travel & Tourism Council in recognition of its new national Health & Safety protocols for tourism. The implementation of these protocols assures the safety and well-being of …

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  • VisitBritain set to offer Safe Travel badges

    Published on : Monday, March 1, 2021

    VisitBritain has announced that tourism businesses in the U.K. that are registered to the ‘We are Good To Go’ industry standard scheme can now automatically issue with international ‘Safe Travels’ stamp from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). The …

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  • WTTC seeks faster tourism reopening from the U.K.

    Published on : Wednesday, February 24, 2021

    While the U.K. government has decided to continue travel restrictions in order to curb the spread of the new strain of COVID-19 across the country, WTTC has warned the process may take a longer time. Prime Minister Boris Johnson recently …

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  • WTTC sends open letter to the UK Prime Minister urging for COVID-19 exit strategy

    Published on : Monday, February 22, 2021

    The World Travel & Tourism Council sent an open letter to the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson during the weekend, urging him to adopt a COVID-19 exit strategy for saving tourism. The letter carries relevance for most countries in Asia …

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  • WTTC urges the world to focus on ‘high-risk travellers’

    Published on : Wednesday, February 10, 2021

    The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has recently called upon governments to abandon the concept of ‘high-risk countries’ and urged to focus on how individual ‘high-risk travellers’ are treated at borders instead. WTTC is urging governments around the world to …

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  • World Travel & Tourism Council says govt. should abandon the concept of “high risk countries”

    Published on : Monday, February 8, 2021

    The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is calling for governments to abandon the concept of ‘high-risk countries’ and instead focus on how individual ‘high-risk travellers’ are treated at borders. WTTC, which represents the global Travel & Tourism private sector, …

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  • WTTC has requested the UK government to offer further support to the travel sector

    Published on : Friday, January 29, 2021

    Of late, World Travel & Tourism Council has requested the government of UK to offer further support to the travel and tourism sector, which got crippled as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. To quote Gloria Guevara, WTTC President …

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