David Cameron, prime minister of the United Kingdom from 2010 to 2016, will address the WTTC Global Summit in 2017. The Global Summit, this year taking place in Bangkok, will bring together global leaders from the private and public sectors of tourism to explore the theme of ‘Transforming our World’.
The World Travel & Tourism Council has announced the winners of the Tourism for Tomorrow Awards 2016. The awards, which were presented at a special ceremony during the 16th WTTC Global Summit in Dallas, Texas, USA showcase business leadership in sustainable tourism, celebrating ground breaking and inspiring initiatives across five categories.
World Travel & Tourism president David Scowsill has urged world leaders not to close borders in response to the growing threat of terrorism. Speaking at the start of the organisation’s annual Global Summit in Dallas, Texas, he said: “Closing borders and jeopardising the freedom to travel is not the answer to the current security concerns. World leaders need to stand together and act now, with the support of the tourism sector.”
World Travel & Tourism Council president David Scowsill has announced the theme of this year’s Global Summit will be “Travel Beyond Boundaries”. The programme will focus on how tourism will respond to the biggest issues of the moment - migration, climate change, terrorism, security and border policies.
After two days of intensive discussion, world-class presentations and high level meetings, the 14th annual World Travel & Tourism Council Global Summit has come to a close. Chairman Michael Frenzel closed proceedings with an address to delegate.
Breaking Travel News here catches up with Dubai Airports chief executive Paul Griffiths to discuss the significant support the emirati government is able to give the aviation sector, while also getting his thoughts on the continued success of the World Travel & Tourism Council Global Summit.
Following his success at the World Travel & Tourism Council’s Tourism for Tomorrow Awards earlier, Costa Novarino managing director Stephanos Theodorides here chats with Breaking Travel News about what the award means to his organisation and how it will help it get the sustainability messages out to the consumer.
World Travel & Tourism Council president David Scowsill has delivered his keynote speech to delegates at the 14th annual Global Summit. Addressing an audience in Hainan, China, he expressed optimism for the future of the tourism industry in the country, but also went on to argue the sector could be a force for good on the international stage.
The global tourism industry must operate to the highest standards to prove that it is a force for good and not a force for destruction. That is according to World Travel & Tourism Council president David Scowsill, who made the argument in his closing speech at the WTTC Global Summit in Hainan, China.
Breaking Travel News here talks with Taj Hotels & Resorts chief executive Raymond Bickson about the continued success of the World Travel & Tourism Global Summits, the importance of China as a market for the brand and what the future holds for the brand.
Breaking Travel News here talks with Peter Phang from the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority about the importance of tourism to the destination, what they can learn from their competitors around the world and what is happening on the ground in 2014.