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.
Governments and private sector companies must ensure the social and economic benefits of tourism are spread across all destinations and communities across the world, the president of the World Travel & Tourism Council has argued. At the WTTC Global Summit in Hainan, China, David Scowsill, took to the stage to urge the Industry and governments to work together to make a positive difference.
World-leading sustainable tourism businesses and destinations around the world have been recognised at the 2014 World Travel & Tourism Council’s Tourism for Tomorrow Awards. It was also announced that Fiona Jeffery, chairman of Just a Drop and former chairman of World Travel Market, will take over as chair of the Tourism for Tomorrow Awards.