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The World Travel & Tourism Council [WTTC], the global body that represents the private sector of the Travel & Tourism industry, has announced a partnership with the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage to make Saudi Arabia a top five inbound destination, with 100 million international and domestic visits, by 2030.

2018 saw strong growth for Egyptian travel and tourism as it became the fastest-growing country in North Africa, growing by 16,5 percent - second only to Ethiopia when reviewing the whole continent.

Ethiopia’s travel and tourism economy grew by 48,6 percent in 2018, the largest of any country in the world, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) annual review of the economic impact and social importance of the sector.

Botswana’s travel and tourism economy grew 3,4 percent to exceed USD2,5 billion in 2018, and now contributes nearly one in every seven dollars in the country’s economy, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) annual review of the economic impact and social importance of the sector.

Travel and tourism in Africa is booming, growing 5,6 percent in 2018 compared to the global average of 3,9 percent and the broader African economy rate of 3,2 percent. This places Africa as the second-fastest growing tourism region behind only Asia-Pacific.

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).

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