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The global travel and tourism sector grew at 3,9 percent to contribute a record USD8,8 trillion and 319 million jobs to the world economy in 2018. For the eighth consecutive year, this was above the growth rate of world GDP.

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and the International Border Management & Technologies Association (IBMATA) announced a partnership to promote safe, secure and seamless travel across international borders making best use of new and emerging technology, while enhancing border security.


The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) welocmed Botswana Tourism Organisation (BTO), as its newest member and the first destination partner from Africa.

President Ramaphosa of South Africa is a Travel & Tourism job creation champion for his ambition to double the number of people employed in the sector, according to Gloria Guevara, CEO, World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).


The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) released its annual Cities Report at the WTTC Asia Leaders Forum in Macau, SAR. The Report covers 72 of the world’s most important tourism cities, which together generated over USD625 billion contribution to GDP in 2017 (24,3 percent of global Travel & Tourism GDP).

Gloria Guevara Manzo has taken on the positions of president and CEO of World Travel & Tourism Council, where she will be instrumental in leading the organisation into its next phase of development.

China is one of the most successful examples of how the prioritisation of travel and tourism in government policy can drive higher incomes and more jobs, according to David Scowsill, president, World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).

According to new research by World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), nearly one in 10 of all tourism investment US dollars will go into Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries over the next 10 years.

World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has invited organisations to demonstrate their commitment to sustainability by submitting their eco-friendly and responsible initiatives for the 28th Tourism for Tomorrow Awards 2017.

Regardless of the ongoing challenges and the recent Brexit referendum in the UK, the international travel and tourism industry continues to deliver a stellar performance,