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WTTC 2014: Hainan Province welcomes WTTC Global Summit

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Hainan Province, China, is preparing for the opening ceremony of the 14th annual World Travel & Tourism Council Global Summit. Following a welcoming reception this evening, the event will welcome industry leaders from around the globe to two days of discussions on April 24th-25th. → Read More

WTTC 2014: Calls for China to improve visa processing

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Tourism creates more jobs and contributes more to China's economy than industries including automotive manufacturing and banking. Improving visa access and visa processes for China is the key to opening the country's doors to more international visitors, according to WTTC president David Scowsill. → Read More

WTTC 2014: Brazil set for FIFA World Cup 2014 boost

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Brazil’s tourism sector will enjoy a significant boost during the FIFA 2014 World Cup year according to the World Travel & Tourism Council, which has unveiled its Economic Impact 2014 report for the country. WTTC is the global authority on the economic and social impact of the tourism industry. → Read More

WTTC 2014: Peru revealed as host for Americas Summit

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Peru will host the World Travel & Tourism Council’s Americas Summit, to be held in Lima on September 10th-11th 2014. This decision follows president Ollanta Humala receiving the Open Letter from UNWTO and WTTC in 2012 as part of the Global Leaders for Tourism Campaign, in which the head of state recognises the positive role played by tourism in the economic development of their country. → Read More

WTTC 2014: Kofi Annan leads speaker line-up

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The World Travel & Tourism Council’s 2014 Global Summit in Hainan, China, will examine the role of the industry as a force for good in the world, with headline contributions from Kofi Annan, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Yao Ming, economist Dame DeAnne Julius as well as dozens of industry leaders. WTTC’s 14th Global Summit will explore ‘Changing world, new perspectives’. → Read More

WTTC 2014: Russia must reform to maximise Sochi tourism boost

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Russia needs to ensure it has the right policies in place to make the most of the tourism legacy presented by the Sochi Olympic Games. That is according to World Travel & Tourism Council president David Scowsill, the authority on the economic and social impact of the global travel industry. → Read More

WTTC: 2014: Madrid steps up to host WTTC Global Summit 2015

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The World Travel & Tourism Council has announced it will hold its 15th Global Summit in Madrid, Spain, in April 2015. The Global Summit, which is the biggest annual gathering of tourism leaders, will be held on April 15th-16th 2015 and is to be hosted by Ministerio de Industria, Energía y Turismo del Gobierno de España; Comunidad de Madrid and Ayuntamiento de Madrid. → Read More

Al Tayyar Travel Group and Travelport enhance partnership

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Travelport, the leading distribution services and e-commerce provider for the global travel industry, and Al Tayyar Travel Group – one of the largest travel companies in the Middle East and Africa – have strengthened their partnership with the signing of a new multi-year agreement, which will see both companies significantly enhance their business → Read More

Aviation Minister to speak at ABTA Travel Matters

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ABTA is pleased to announce that the Aviation Minister, Robert Goodwill MP and the Shadow Secretary for Transport, Mary Creagh MP will deliver keynote speeches at ABTA’s annual Travel Matters conference in June. → Read More

Al Tayyar Travel Group signs Travelport deal

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Travelport and Al Tayyar Travel Group – one of the largest travel companies in the Middle East and Africa – have strengthened their partnership with the signing of a new multi-year agreement, which will see both companies significantly enhance their business. As part of the renewed three-year partnership, Al Tayyar Travel Group will take advantage of Travelport’s new generation technology to expand their online business. → Read More

64% of Brits arriving late or missing flights

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Kabbee, London’s leading minicab comparison and booking app has revealed today that a concerning 64 percent of people in the UK have caused flight delays by arriving late to the departure gate, or have completely missed an international flight. → Read More

Sabre launches three new data-driven products

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Sabre, a global technology company serving the travel industry, today launched three data-driven travel solutions – Customer Experience Manager, Guest Connect Upsell and TripCase Corporate – to help travel companies design and offer a more personalised shopping and travel experience for travelers. → Read More

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