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Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 33 n° 335

WTTC Comment in response to the attacks in Jakarta

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 15 gennaio 2016

JakartaDavid Scowsill, President & CEO of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), said: “It is with deep regret that we hear that the world yet again is struck by an act of terrorism in Jakarta, causing the loss of innocent lives. We extend our deepest condolences to the families of all the victims of this brutal attack. Our thoughts are with them at this terrible time.Terrorism is a global problem, and now Indonesia has become the target of this violence. Fortunately Indonesia is an extraordinarily resilient country, as it has faced up to and overcome various incidents over the last 15 years. We are confident that the country will show its resilience once again.The best response to these terrorist attacks is for travellers to support the country and to continue to visit this beautiful destination. We encourage the government to continue to put the appropriate security measures in place.”
The World Travel & Tourism Council is the global authority on the economic and social contribution of Travel & Tourism. It promotes sustainable growth for the industry, working with governments and international institutions to create jobs, to drive exports and to generate prosperity. WTTC’s annual Global Summit brings together over 1,000 delegates to discuss the opportunities, challenges and issues facing the industry, while its Tourism for Tomorrow Awards recognise the industry’s power to be a positive force in sustainability.The sector is a key driver for investment and economic growth globally. In 2014, Travel & Tourism generated 9.8% of global GDP, some $7.6 trillion, and supported almost 277 million jobs, or 1 in 11 jobs worldwide. By the end of 2015, Travel & Tourism is expected to contribute US$7,860 trillion, 10% of global GDP, and to account for 284 million jobs, 9.5% of total employment.For almost 25 years, WTTC has been the voice of this industry globally. Members are the Chairs, Presidents and Chief Executives of the world’s leading, private sector Travel & Tourism businesses. These Members bring specialist knowledge to guide government policy and decision-making, raising awareness of the importance of the industry as an economic generator of prosperity.

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