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WTTC Global Summit 2017: Scowsill steps down as president

WTTC Global Summit 2017: Scowsill steps down as president

26 April 2017 Travel Events News

The World Travel & Tourism Council has announced the departure of president David Scowsill after six years at the helm of the organisation. During his tenure as the third president in the 26 year history of WTTC, he has taken the organisation to new heights, championing the private sector views in high level governmental discussions and promoting the sustainable growth of tourism.

WTTC: China leads globe in tourism investment

WTTC: China leads globe in tourism investment

China is one of the most successful examples of where prioritisation of tourism in government policy leads to higher income and more jobs, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council. Speaking at the Global Tourism Economy Forum in Macau, WTTC president David Scowsill emphasised the power of tourism to drive economic growth and create jobs and highlighted the government of the People’s Republic of China’s recognition of this.

WTTC: ASEAN to see one in ten tourism investment dollars by 2026

WTTC: ASEAN to see one in ten tourism investment dollars by 2026

One in ten of all tourism investment dollars will go into ASEAN countries over the next ten years, according to new research by the World Travel & Tourism Council. According to the research, Travel & Tourism Investment in ASEAN, over the years 2016 – 2026, 9.7 per cent (nearly one in ten dollars) of global investment in tourism will be in ASEAN. Travel investment in ASEAN over the next decade will total US$782 billion, which is 7.4 per cent of all investment in the region.