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WTTC Research Reveals Travel & Tourism Sector’s Contribution To UK GDP Slumped A Shocking £148 Billion In 2020

The World Travel & Tourism Council's annual Economic Impact Report (EIR) today reveals that the dramatic collapse of the UK's Travel & Tourism sector has wiped out a staggering £148 billion from the UK economy.
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WTTC Submission To The Global Travel Taskforce Calls On Rapid Testing On Departure To Revive International Travel

Rapid testing on departure at airports is the key to unlocking international travel, says the World Travel & Tourism Council in its submission to the UK government's Global Travel Taskforce.
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WTTC Research Reveals Global Travel & Tourism Sector Suffered A Loss Of Almost US$4.5 Trillion In 2020 Due To The Impact Of COVID-19

The World Travel & Tourism Council's annual Economic Impact Report (EIR) today reveals the full devastating impact of COVID-19 had on the global Travel & Tourism sector last year, which suffered a massive loss of almost US$4.5 trillion.
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WTTC Announces Its Theme And Speakers For The Global Summit Taking Place In Cancun Next Month

The World Travel & Tourism Council is delighted to announce "Uniting the World for Recovery" as the key theme for its annual Global Summit, taking place in Cancun, Mexico next month.
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WTTC Celebrates The End Of 2020 With Its 200th Safe Travels Destination

Following its launch in May this year, the World Travel & Tourism Council's (WTTC) highly popular Safe Travels stamp, has now been adopted by 200 destinations around the world.
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Iceland, Argentina, Kazakhstan, Colombia and Turks and Caicos join over 145 destinations in adopting first ever global safety and hygiene stamp

Iceland, Argentina, Kazakhstan, Colombia and Turks and Caicos are the latest major destinations to adopt the World Travel & Tourism Council's (WTTC) global safety and hygiene stamp, which was launched earlier this year.
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WTTC To Establish Global Steering Committee To Revive International Travel

The World Travel & Tourism Council is to spearhead a major global drive to revive international travel with the public and private sector working together in partnership.
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Business Travel Decline Due To COVID And Environmental Concerns

by Simone Semprini, CEO & Co-Founder, TourScanner A few months after the world discovered the first Coronavirus case in China, a general lockdown has completely changed the lives of billions of people. It was a surreal situation with over one billion people confined at home. Effect of the lockdown in the travel industry. The measures to prevent the spreading of the virus induced a global reduction of the travel demand. International traveling was forbidden in most countries in the world, and ...
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WTTC Launches New Report on the Future of Travel & Tourism in a Post-COVID World

The World Travel & Tourism Council [WTTC], today unveils a new report that explores the implications of the trends for each of four key Travel & Tourism stakeholders: travellers, businesses, workforce, and communities.
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Staycationers are saving hotels and Airbnb from covid-19

IT HAS been a gloomy year for the travel business. The covid-19 pandemic has wrecked airlines, cruise-ship operators and many other parts of the industry. With the end of the northern hemisphere's summer holidays, things may get gloomier still. The World Travel & Tourism Council, a trade body, this summer increased its forecast of the number of travel jobs that will be lost because of the pandemic worldwide to 197.5m, or around 60% of the total before coronavirus hit.
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UK suit retailer Moss Bros has called in auditors, and may close stores and cut staff

Photo by Yui Mok/PA Images via Getty Images UK formalwear retailer Moss Bros may close some of its 125 stores and cut some of its 1,000 staff, The Times reported. It has called in auditors KPMG.The menswear retailer had asked landlords to base its rent on turnover, but they refused.The luxury fashion market has been heavily hit by lockdown, which cancelled weddings and stopped tourists from flying abroad.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.UK formalwear retailer Moss Bros is...
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The Power Of Your Story: Marketing Authentically During COVID-19 | By Lindsay Kent

2020 is projected to be the worst year on record for hotel occupancy. (CBRE) Close to 100 million job losses expected in this sector globally. (World Travel & Tourism Council. 8 in 10 hotel rooms are empty. (STR) Projected 3.5 years until recovery to 2019 visitor statistics in U.S. domestically; 4.5 years internationally. (STR) Though we have some data that may be helpful in forecasting the industry's future, there is one thing we know for certain.
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Mexico Is Reopening Because It Has To. Should You Go?

Mexico, the world’s 6th most popular tourist destination, is open for tourism business despite its cases of COVID-19 being on the rise. The pressure to reopen comes from economic need, as tourism accounts for about 10 percent of Mexico's economy, directly. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg in a country where the informal economy dominates at about 60 percent of the workforce. Reluctant to close before its big bang Easter tourism season, Mexico eventually did so. Still, the flights kept ...
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Travel & Tourism Sector Key in Economic Recovery in the Americas According to World Travel & Tourism Council

World Travel & Tourism Council [WTTC], which represents the global Travel & Tourism private sector, today revealed a new report detailing the critical role that the industry will have in America's economic recovery, once the COVID-19 pandemic has been combatted.
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Coronavirus puts up to 50 million Travel and Tourism jobs at risk says WTTC

The World Travel & Tourism Council says up to 50 million jobs in the Travel & Tourism sector are at risk due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Gloria Guevara, WTTC President & CEO, said: "WTTC figures show the stark impact on the Travel & Tourism sector of the present COVID-19 outbreak with analysis now suggesting that up to 50 million jobs are at risk in the sector globally".
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WTTC's 20th Global Summit to Take Place 22-23 April in Cancun, Mexico

The World Travel & Tourism Council's 20th Global Summit will take place this year from 22-23 April in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico.
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Co-ordination between public and private sectors is key to tackling the coronavirus, says WTTC

Co-operation between public and private sectors within Travel & Tourism is essential to mitigating the impact of the coronavirus, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council. The call from Gloria Guevara, President & CEO of World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), follows the World Health Organization's (WHO) declaration of coronavirus (2019-nCoV) as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. Ms. Guevara, former Tourism Minister of Mexico, was closely involved in 2010 with the ...
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New Research Shows South Africa As Africa’s Largest Travel & Tourism Economy In 2018

Travel & Tourism in South Africa contributed 1.5 million jobs and ZAR425.8 billion to the economy in 2018, making it the largest tourism economy in Africa, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council's (WTTC) annual review of the economic impact and social importance of the sector released today.
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Iceland will begin whaling again

Iceland is bucking the 1986 International Whaling Commission (IWC) commercial whaling ban by allowing whaling companies to continue killing whales. The Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture recently announced an annual quota of 209 fin whales and 217 minke whales to be killed each year for the next five years by whaling companies in Iceland. On its website, Iceland’s government claims that the practice is “only directed at abundant whale stocks” and “science-based, sustainable, strictly man...
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530 Airlines and the Cloud: Creating Responsive Customer Service

Airlines use the cloud to provide responsive customer service. Also, Indigo Partners invests in Wow Air, micro-hotel rooms at the airport, Qantas retires some B747 aircraft, passengers chip in for aircraft repairs, Airbus A320 engine cowling door problems, and Piaggio Aerospace declares itself insolvent. Also, we have a history segment on the Grumman TBF Avenger. Guest Greg Land, IBM Global Industry Leader. Greg Land is an IBM Global Industry Leader with responsibility for the Aviation, Hosp...
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Incredible Mount Rinjani: The Second Highest Volcano in Indonesia

1995 eruption of Mount Rinjani Mount Rinjani also known as Gunung Rinjani, is an active volcano on the island of Lombok. It rises to 12,224 feet or 3,726 meters,making it the second highest volcano in Indonesia. On top of the volcano is a 3.7 to 5.3 mile (6 by 8.5 kilometer) caldera, partially filled with water, that has become known as Segara Anak or Anak Laut (Child of the Sea). So called because of the incredible blue color of the lake. The astounding Gunung Rinjani National Park,is our 7th...
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Hilton CEO urges travel companies to collaborate on environmental projects

With data showing that the travel industry contributes 5% of total global carbon dioxide emissions, Hilton CEO Christopher Nassetta called on fellow World Travel & Tourism Council members to establish carbon-reduction targets.
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U.S. travel industry falling behind in global tourism race

The United States tourism sector is the largest in the world, but new research from the World Travel & Tourism Council shows there’s more the industry can do to capture share.
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Travel News: March 9, 2018

Ritz-Carlton’s first yacht to start out in the Caribbean Travel Weekly The first ship sailing for the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection will debut in November 2019 in the southeast Caribbean, or what managing director Douglas Prothero called the “old Caribbean, if you will.” He said the 298-passenger ship offers a hybrid of a yachting and cruising, so the itineraries will be similar to those one might do on a private yacht. “We submit we can take you back to the [forgotten] Caribbean,” Prothero sai...
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How will You make the Pledge to Save the Planet – Is it too much to ask?

Is it too much to ask someone to follow a sustainable principle when they travel? When will people finally put the planet first over convenience? These are some of the questions The World Travel & Tourism Council has asked in effort to galvanize people to collective action. Is it Too Much to Ask to Save the […] Read the original post How will You make the Pledge to Save the Planet – Is it too much to ask? on The Planet D: Adventure Travel Blog.
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Market Pulse: Colombo, Katunayake, Negombo – Sri Lanka | By Hemangi Bhandari and Pooja Goel

On the eve of the 2nd edition of Tourism, Hotel Investment & Networking Conference (THINC) Sri Lanka, hosted by HVS, this article explores the historical performance and outlook for three key hotel markets, namely Colombo, Katunayake, and Negombo, which are preceded by a snapshot of key macroeconomic and tourism statistics in the country. We also delve into prevalent travel trends and the challenges presented by the hospitality industry in these areas.Macroeconomic SnapshotThe Sri Lan...
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De Beers to hold diamond exploration spend steady in 2017

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Anglo American's diamond unit De Beers will keep its diamond exploration budget steady at $35 million in 2017, the company said, although it has turned to new technology to try to improve the rate of discoveries.
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11 food experiences to have in Spain

1. Visiting an arrocería in Valencia to find out what real paella tastes like Photo: Claudio Lobos One of the biggest misconceptions tourists have when they visit Spain is that they can eat paella anywhere. Many restaurants will try to make them think they’re right by adding this famous Spanish dish to their menus. But the reality is a bit more complicated — ask anyone from Valencia and they’ll tell you the dish you ordered is not actually paella, but merely some “rice with things.” Where sho...
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Tourism for Tomorrow awards revealed

This year’s winners were announced during a special ceremony at the World Travel & Tourism Council 2016 The special ceremony held in Dallas, Texas, U.S.A., during the WTTC Global Summit 2016, awarded the most inspired initiatives across the five prizes categories. This year’s winners, selected from a very long list of prestigious finalists, are: Community... The post Tourism for Tomorrow awards revealed appeared first on Travel Press Release.
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Tourism sector yields 7.2 million new jobs in 2015

The field of travel is one of the largest industries of the planet. Just imagine the impact of travel on some of the world's most popular nations that travel aficionados visit. Nations like Greece, Nepal, Thailand, Costa Rica and Mexico are just a handful of nations where travelers love to visit, and where thousands of jobs are created by the industry as a whole. However, if you ever wonder if tourism matters see the facts. According to the World Travel & Tourism Council's Economic Impact Repor...
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