I am looking forward to working with the chairman, vice chairs, executive committee and members of WTTC
to ensure that the voice of the travel and tourism is heard and understood by governments around the world.
Pour rappel, le WTTC
est une autorite internationale qui travaille sur la promotion et l'amelioration de la participation du secteur du tourisme et des voyages dans les economies du monde, en cooperation avec les gouvernements et les institutions internationales, dans le but de creer des emplois, promouvoir les exportations et booster le developpement des pays cibles.
David Scowsill, President and CEO of the WTTC
, went on to say, "The short and long term future for Oman's economy
President and CEO of WTTC
, David Scowsill, says the predicted boost to tourism in 2014 will be appreciated after a tough year for the general economy in India; "Inbound tourism is continuing to grow both in terms of international tourist arrivals and international tourism receipts.
Each year, WTTC
undertakes an economic analysis of the impact of the Travel & Tourism sector in 184 countries.
For the fourth consecutive year now, strong demand from international travellers fuelled the growth of the industry, according to WTTC
President & CEO David Scowsill.
is predicting the Travel and Tourism industry will expand its total contribution to GDP by 3.
In a statement, the WTTC
said, 'It has always believed in partnership with local communities, demonstrating the power of tourism to address poverty alleviation, improve local livelihoods and protect cultural and natural heritage for future generations.
According to research released by the WTTC
, in the UAE the growing tourism industry accounts for approximately 14 per cent of the economy, with growth forecast to be well above the global average of nine per cent per annum.
The letter jointly signed by Rifai and David Scowsill, President and CEO, World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC
), urges world leaders to join hands with the leaders from the other countries as well as with UNWTO and WTTC
to position travel and tourism higher on the global agenda.
Asked by 7DAYS if she was not burning up huge amounts of carbon by flying from the US to the UAE, Hannah said she believes travel to an event like the WTTC
summit was worth it because being with tourism industry leaders in a room is a powerful way to encourage change.
This primarily reflects the economic activity generated by industries such as hotels, travel agents, airlines and other passenger transportation services, as well as the activities of the restaurant and leisure industries directly supported by tourists," WTTC
Under its Environment Initiative, WTTC
aims to solidify a global vision on how the tourism industry can foster sustainable development.
In December 2009, China's State Council issued a decree that Hainan in the South China Sea [ETH] the largest Special Economic Zone in China [ETH] was to be elevated into a world-class international tourist resort destination by 2020 and the Provincial Government is now well on the way to reaching these goals, according to the WTTC
The World Tourism and Travel Council (WTTC
) chose Etihad Airways president and CEO James Hogan as vice chairman-Middle East and Africa for WTTC