At the World Travel & Tourism Council’s recent global summit in Buenos Aires, the Travel Corporation and its not-for-profit organisation, TreadRight, were among the first industry leaders to sign the Buenos Aires Declaration on Travel & Tourism and Illegal Wildlife Trade.
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.”