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Seville (Spain) – April 3, 2019 (travelindex.com) – Travel and Tourism generates economic growth, create jobs and reduce poverty. That was the message from Gloria Guevara, President & CEO, World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) as she addressed over 1,500 global leaders at the opening of WTTC’s Global Summit in Seville, Spain. WTTC represents the […]

Seville (Spain) – April 4, 2019 (travelindex.com) – The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has announced the formation of a global taskforce to help prevent and combat human trafficking – an illicit activity that affects 30 million victims worldwide, and relies on travel networks to operate. The taskforce comprises WTTC Members and sector associations […]

Seville (Spain) – April 4, 2019 (travelindex.com) – Speaking today at the WTTC Global Summit in Seville, Professor Geoffrey Lipman, SUNx Co-founder, announced the launch of a Lifetime Learning program to support the Tourism sector as it transforms to Climate Friendly Travel. He said: “Deep down, most people know, Travel & Tourism must respond to […]

London (United Kingdom) – April 3, 2019 (travelindex.com) –Summer season bookings from the UK to European Union countries are lagging 4.6% on last year as Britain prepares for its first post-Brexit holidays, according to latest findings from ForwardKeys which predicts future travel patterns by analyzing 17 million booking transactions a day. The analysis of tour […]

Lucerne (Switzerland) – April 3, 2019 (travelindex.com) – Innovation is a major force for growth and development, ensuring competitiveness and providing the ingredients for lasting success in the travel, tourism and hospitality industry. With the Start-Up Innovation Camp, World Tourism Forum Lucerne is seeking for the most innovative business models from around the world to […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – April 4, 2019 (travelindex.com) – This coming Thailand’s traditional New Year, Bangkok will see a splendid celebration on the bank Chao Phraya River from  April 11-15 2019 at ICONSIAM.  This festivity is made possible by the Tourism Authority of Thailand, ICONSIAM and Department of Cultural Promotion – Ministry of Culture, in association […]

Victoria, Mahe (Seychelles) – April 2, 2019 (travelindex.com) – This issue of our Weekly Tourism Report is being issued as I leave Seychelles for Seville in Spain to participate in this year’s WTTC Summit where US former President Barack Obama will be delivering the Key Note Address. WTTC remains the biggest grouping of the tourism […]

Seville (Spain) – April 2, 2019 (travelindex.com) – The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) announced a world-class speaker line-up for its Global Summit in Seville starting tomorrow and a projected record attendance of over 1,500. The WTTC Global Summit is the most important event in the sector gathering public and private sector leaders of […]

Bangkok (Thailand) – March 29, 2019 (travelindex) – An industry innovator and thought leader David Kong is celebrating his 15th year as President and CEO of Best Western Hotels and Resorts. As he hits the anticipated milestone, Kong becomes the longest-running CEO of a top 10 major hotel chain and Best Western finds itself poised […]

Nairobi (Kenya) – March 29, 2019 (travelindex.com) – Travel and Tourism in Kenya grew faster than the regional average and significantly above other economies in Sub-Saharan Africa, according to new research from the World Travel & Tourism Council. In 2018, Travel & Tourism grew 5.6% to contribute KSHS 790 billion and 1.1 million jobs to […]