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WTTC urges for faster reopening of UK tourism | News

WTTC urges for faster reopening of UK tourism | News

While the UK travel sector has been widely supportive of plans to life Covid-19 restrictions, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has warned the process may take too long. Prime minister, Boris Johnson, unveiled the plans on Monday, with a global travel taskforce to report on the reopening of travel on April 12th. The […]

WTTC urges UK government to lead international reopening of tourism | News

WTTC urges UK government to lead international reopening of tourism | News

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has sent an open letter to UK prime minister, Boris Johnson, urging him to support its recovery plan for the travel sector. It comes ahead of an expected announcement on Monday about a roadmap out of lockdown and for lifting restrictions. The WTTC letter lays out four key […]

WTTC calls for focus on individual travellers to boost safety | News

WTTC calls for focus on individual travellers to boost safety | News

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is calling for governments to abandon the concept of ‘high-risk countries’ and instead focus on how individual ‘high-risk travellers’ are treated at borders. The body is urging governments around the world to shift their focus from whole countries, towards individual travellers. Instead, WTTC says governments around the world […]

WTTC praises UK vaccine rollout success | News

WTTC praises UK vaccine rollout success | News

World Travel & Tourism Council chief executive, Gloria Guevara, has praised the rollout of Covid-19 vaccines in the UK, arguing the programme will support the recovery of the hospitality sector. Latest government figures show more than ten million Brits have had at least one does of a vaccine, or around 15 per cent of the […]

WTTC warns over Brexit no-deal job losses | News

WTTC warns over Brexit no-deal job losses | News

The UK government and the EU must agree a deal over Brexit to save and secure thousands of jobs, argues the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). WTTC, which represents the global tourism private sector, has urged the two sides to come together to find a way to reach a consensus for a post-Brexit trade […]

WTTC finds huge demand to travel next year | News

WTTC finds huge demand to travel next year | News

An overwhelming majority of US and Canadian travellers, as many as 99 per cent, are eager to travel again, with 70 per cent stating that they plan to take a holiday next year. That is according to a travel leaders group survey of nearly 3,000 frequent travellers. The survey was conducted in September in conjunction […]

WTTC Safe Travels scheme reaches new milestone | News

WTTC Safe Travels scheme reaches new milestone | News

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has added 100 destinations to its ‘Safe Travels’ accreditation scheme, with the Philippines becoming the latest member. The stamp, which was developed in order to help restore confidence in travellers and work to revive an ailing tourism sector, is now also being used by many more major holiday […]

WTTC unveils guidelines for safe return to adventure tourism | News

WTTC unveils guidelines for safe return to adventure tourism | News

The World Travel & Tourism Council has unveiled the latest set of measures designed to rebuild global consumer confidence. The latest protocols for the global tourism sector focus on measures to ensure the reopening of adventure tourism, which should see an increase in popularity as travellers seek more unique experiences post Covid-19. WTTC held detailed […]

WTTC launches travel recovery analytics tool | News

WTTC launches travel recovery analytics tool | News

A new in-depth data dashboard highlighting the recovery of travel demand across flights and hotels has been launched by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). The technology also examines the shifting intentions of travellers through online travel searches. The one-stop data shop or Interactive Covid-19 Travel Demand Recovery Dashboard was alongside McKinsey & Company. […]

WTTC calls on UK to offer global tourism leadership | News

WTTC calls on UK to offer global tourism leadership | News

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has called on the UK government to offer strong leadership to save the struggling tourism sector. Over 100 major travel and global business leaders – from airlines, airports, hotels, tour operators and travel companies – have backed the unprecedented move. The industry leaders signed a letter, which called […]

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