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Posts Tagged ‘world travel’

WTTC Statement on Istanbul Airport attack on June 28

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 30 giugno 2016

turchia-ist3The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) condemns in the strongest terms the attack on Istanbul Ataturk Airport yesterday and extends its condolences to all those affected by it.David Scowsill, President and CEO, said “Again we find ourselves having to express condolences to victims of a horrendous act of terrorism. The Council stands behind the Turkish government in managing this devastating incident.The attack is a further blow to Turkey’s tourism sector, which in 2015 contributed 13% of GDP and generated 2 million jobs. While our research shows that tourism is extremely resilient in the face of terrorism, this latest incident will undoubtedly have far reaching impacts. The international community, both private and public sectors, must come together in support of Turkey to ensure that as a destination it can rebound and thrive in the future.”
The World Travel & Tourism Council is the global authority on the economic and social contribution of Travel & Tourism. It promotes sustainable growth for the sector, working with governments and international institutions to create jobs, to drive exports and to generate prosperity. WTTC is the organiser of the annual Global Summit, which brings together over 1000 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.

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WTTC Global Summit 2016 examines Travel Beyond Boundaries

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 29 gennaio 2016

dallasDallas. President & CEO of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), David Scowsill, announced today in Dallas, the theme of WTTC’s Global Summit “Travel Beyond Boundaries”. The programme will focus on how Travel & Tourism will respond to the biggest issues of the moment – migration, climate change, terrorism, security and border policies. The Global Summit celebrates 25 years of WTTC’s sector advocacy and will take place in Dallas, Texas, on 6–7 April. The Summit brings together government officials and Chief Executives of the world’s leading Travel & Tourism businesses, to extend the boundaries of the sector and to debate the key issues of the day.David Scowsill, said: “I am excited to announce that this year’s Global Summit will explore Travel Beyond Boundaries. It will address how the sector can continue to grow and be a force for good, whilst facing up to major issues that are having a profound impact on the world.I am extremely pleased to confirm that we will see speakers of the highest calibre on stage. Not only will we hear from the key business decision makers, but in this important year for the United States we are welcoming key members of the Obama Administration to demonstrate their commitment to Travel & Tourism.”Phillip Jones, President and CEO of the Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau, said: “I am thrilled for Dallas to be hosting this year WTTC’s Annual Global Summit. The city will be hosting over 500 leaders from within the Travel & Tourism sector, and emphasise the economic and social importance of tourism to Dallas.Holding the Summit in Dallas is a recognition of the city’s status as a major international hub and will show how the city has increased its connectivity with a growing number of direct flights out of DFW International Airport over the last years. We are looking forward to welcoming all delegates for this elite event in April.”

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Tourism key to the economic recovery of Egypt

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 1 giugno 2011

As the leading foreign exchange earner and representing one in every seven jobs, tourism is a crucial factor in Egypt’s economic recovery, stressed the Prime Minister of Egypt, Essam Sharaf, during an official visit of UNWTO Secretary General, Taleb Rifai, and President and CEO of the World Travel & Tourism Council, David Scowsill, to the country (Cairo, Egypt, 29 May). Meeting with the Prime Minister, the Minister of Tourism, Mounir Fakhri Abdel-Nour, as well as other public and private tourism representatives, Mr. Rifai and Mr. Scowsill expressed the commitment of the international tourism community to support the sector as a key component of Egypt’s transition.
Prime Minister Sharaf confirmed the strategic importance of tourism for the country’s economic recovery and social stability, especially in the current transition period. “We appreciate your visit and support; tourism is a critical activity for Egypt,” he said. “This is a time for action which will help us get through the current bottleneck; the more we do together, the better,” he added.
“International tourists are slowly beginning to return to Egypt. The sector is a lifeline for our economy and in 2010 accounted for 11.5% of our GDP and US$ 13 billion in revenues. We count on UNWTO and WTTC for the right advice and support,” said the Minister of Tourism, Mounir Fakhri Abdel-Nour. Mr. Rifai praised the high political support shown for tourism; the principal foreign exchange earner and a leading job creator in Egypt. “Tourism is clearly seen as a national priority involving all areas of public policy and thus can be a major contributor to consolidate the transition,” he said. “Moreover, throughout my visit it has been very clear that the Egyptian tourism sector is fully operational and ready to receive visitors,” he added.
In his meetings with tourism stakeholders, Mr. Rifai underscored the importance of the backing of the international community to Egypt, both politically and financially, as witnessed by the recent announcements of the G8 and the World Bank to commit substantial funds for the country. “Egypt is not only the leading tourism destination in the region, but also a central piece for its political and economic stability,” he said.
14 million international tourists visited Egypt in 2010, generating nearly US$13 billion in international tourism receipts. These receipts represent around 6% of the country’s GDP and over 11% when the full sector is considered. International tourist arrivals saw a decline of 45%in the first quarter of 2011


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“Tourist Angels”

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 5 novembre 2009

Roma 6 novembre alle ore 13.30 nella Sala Rossa in piazza del Campidoglio conferenza stampa del Sindaco di Roma Gianni Alemanno e del Vicesindaco Mauro Cutrufo  per la partecipazione di quest’ultimo al World Travel Market di Londra per presentare al World Travel Market, fiera internazionale tra le più importanti, la nuova offerta turistica di una città che si offre al mondo con i suoi “turismi”. Roma compendio perfetto di turismo e cultura porta  i disegni di Michelangelo nella capitale britannica, due opere originali messe a disposizione dalla Mostra “Michelangelo architetto a Roma”, che i Musei Capitolini ospitano fino a febbraio.  La conferenza stampa sarà anche l’occasione per fare il punto della situazione sulla campagna di comunicazione all’accoglienza verso gli operatori turistici e sull’andamento del turismo nella Capitale.  Alla conferenza stampa parteciperanno il dott. Albino Ruberti, Ad di Zètema, l’on. Federico Mollicone, l’on. Alessandro Vannini, l’on. Federico Rocca. Saranno presenti i rappresentanti delle categorie del settore.

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