The World Travel & Tourism Council has saluted the Portuguese government for recognising the importance of the sector to the overall economy. Making tourism a priority has resulted in the sector growing 8.1 per cent in 2018, contributing €38.4 billion to the nation’s economy.
Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, has officially opened the inaugural edition of the World Travel & Tourism Council Middle East & North Africa Leaders Forum. The one-day event is taking place at Al Hamra International Exhibition & Conference Centre.
Raki Phillips, newly appointed chief executive of the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, tells Breaking Travel News about preparations to host the World Travel & Tourism Council Middle East & North Africa Leaders Forum
After regaling the world and captivating visitors and residents with resplendent fireworks to usher in the 2019 New Year, Ras Al Khaimah is preparing for the most dazzling edition to date – as it readies to welcome 2020 with a mesmerising fireworks display.
Research conducted by World Travel & Tourism Council has revealed tourism is the fastest growing sector in the UK. According to the organisation, the market accounts for 11.9 per cent of all jobs, ahead of financial services (8.9 per cent) and banking (3.4 per cent), and generates £232 billion annually.