Tag: WTTC

Japan’s tourism to approach pre-pandemic levels next year

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has revealed the travel and tourism sector in Japan will provide a significant boost to the nation’s economic recovery next year, with its GDP contribution set to reach near pre-pandemic levels. The forecast from WTTC’s Economic Impact Report (EIR...

UK Travel & Tourism sector may only recover by a third this year, says WTTC

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) says the UK’s Travel & Tourism sector’s year on year recovery may only claw back a third, whilst international travel spending continues to plummet. Latest research from WTTC, which represents the global Travel & Tourism sector, shows the ...

WTTC statement welcoming the opening of US borders to the UK

WTTC statement welcoming the opening of US borders to the UK

World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) released a statement welcoming the re-opening of US borders to UK travellers and the resumption of transatlantic flights. Julia Simpson, WTTC President & CEO, said: “The prospect of the U.S. lifting travel restrictions to restore transatlantic trave...

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US must approve AstraZeneca vaccine to rescue transatlantic travel with UK, says WTTC

The World Travel & Tourism Council has released a statement urging the US to approve the AstraZeneca (AZ) vaccine: The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is calling upon the US government to urgently speed up approval of the UK’s AstraZeneca vaccine to help restore vital transatlanti...

WTTC calls upon the UK government to remove the ‘amber-guity’ of the traffic light system

WTTC calls upon the UK government to remove the ‘amber-guity’ of the traffic light system

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has called upon the UK government to abandon the confusing and damaging traffic light system and replace it with a simpler and easier to understand list of green and red countries. WTTC, which represents the global private Travel & Tourism sector,...

Travel industry reacts as amber isolation axed for vaccinated Brits

Travel industry reacts as amber isolation axed for vaccinated Brits

The travel industry responds to this morning’s update from Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, on moves to open up international travel: Virginia Messina, WTTC Senior Vice President, said: "Holidaymakers and the Travel & Tourism sector will breathe a sigh of relief now that quarantine-free h...

WTTC calls on G7 Leaders to recover millions of jobs by restarting international travel

WTTC calls on G7 Leaders to recover millions of jobs by restarting international travel

The World Travel & Tourism Council has called on Boris Johnson and the G7 Heads of State, to lead a coordinated response to restart international travel safely, which it says will be critical to the global economic and social recovery. WTTC, which represents the global private sector, made th...

WTTC says ‘EU digital Covid certificate’ could unlock the door to international travel

Virginia Messina, Senior Vice President WTTC said: “WTTC welcomes the agreement reached on the EU Digital Covid Certificate, which has now been given the green light by all member states. "This new certificate could be the key to unlocking international travel and save thousands of businesses a...

UK “too cautious” in reopening borders says WTTC

UK “too cautious” in reopening borders says WTTC

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has accused the UK of being “too cautious” in reopening its borders to international travel in the wake of its successful vaccination programme. Following the announcement of its green list of 12 countries that require no quarantine for travellers...

ACI World boss uses global platform to call for more support for aviation

ACI World boss uses global platform to call for more support for aviation

The head of ACI World has used his appearance at an international tourism conference to reiterate the need to help aviation in the ongoing Covid-19 crisis. Director general Luis Felipe de Oliveira was appearing at the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Global Summit on Monday when he took pa...

Covid-19 collapse in travel and tourism costs UK £148 billion

By Edward Robertson The collapse in the global travel and tourism sector thanks to Covid-19 has cost the UK £148 billion and the world $4.5 trillion. The World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) annual Economic Impact Report (EIR) shows the UK’s travel and tourism GDP fell from £238 b...

WTTC says air corridors are not the answer

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has sent an open letter to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson urging him to support its recovery plan and provide evidence of a clear exit strategy to save the besieged UK Travel & Tourism sector. It comes ahead of the Prime Minister’s expected ann...

WTTC warns new 10-day quarantine measures would ‘destroy the Travel & Tourism sector as we know it’

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) says the introduction of new hotel quarantines by the UK government would force the complete collapse of Travel & Tourism as we know it. WTTC, which represents the global Travel & Tourism private sector, fears the crippling impact of the new p...

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