Articles tagged “wttc”

The Travel Industry Needs to Talk About Ventilation in Coronavirus Fight

The Travel Industry Needs to Talk About Ventilation in Coronavirus Fight

Rosie Spinks, Skift

An overwhelming consensus has emerged that Covid-19 doesn't spread as easily outdoors or in well-ventilated areas. So why doesn't the travel industry emphasize that more?

1 month ago

What Happened to Travel Bubbles?

What Happened to Travel Bubbles?

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Remember travel bubbles? Three months ago, they were a buzzword. Now they're barely talked about. What happened in between?

2 months ago

How Many Travel Reopening Guidelines Is Too Many?

How Many Travel Reopening Guidelines Is Too Many?

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Everyone wants travel to resume as safely and assuredly as possible. But a glut of guidelines currently available for how to do so may be a confusing way to reach that aim.

4 months ago

Coronavirus Puts 50 Million Tourism Jobs at Risk: Report

Coronavirus Puts 50 Million Tourism Jobs at Risk: Report

Joan Faus, Reuters

The global coronavirus outbreak means millions of travel and tourism jobs are at risk, says the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC). Asia faces faces the most risk, with up to 30 million possible jobs affected, if demand dries up for two or three months.

7 months ago

Bahamas Tourism Leaders Urge Travelers to Visit Islands Bypassed by Dorian

Bahamas Tourism Leaders Urge Travelers to Visit Islands Bypassed by Dorian

Adriana Gomez Licon and Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press

Not as many people as the Caribbean nation would like are privy to the fact that a large portion of the Bahamas was unaffected by Hurricane Dorian. The onus is now on the tourism-dependent country to change that.

1 year ago

Indonesia President Wants to Create ’10 New Balis’ to Grow Tourism

Indonesia President Wants to Create ’10 New Balis’ to Grow Tourism

Niniek Karmini and Karin Laub, Associated Press

Bali is on many a traveler's bucket list, but centering a nation's entire tourism economy around a single destination is rarely a sustainable strategy. That's why Indonesia President Joko Widodo's new tourism plan sounds like a prudent one.

1 year ago

Travel and Tourism’s Good, Bad and Ugly Sides

Travel and Tourism’s Good, Bad and Ugly Sides

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Yes, travel and tourism is a wealth and job creator, but the industry needs to recognize how it plays a central role in some of the world’s biggest problems.

1 year ago

Why TUI Favors an Asset-Heavy Approach

Why TUI Favors an Asset-Heavy Approach

Patrick Whyte, Skift

TUI's ownership of all parts of the vacation journey makes it a formidable force in the industry. But the strategy doesn't come without its own risks.

1 year ago

Why Europe Risks Falling Behind as a Global Tourist Destination

Why Europe Risks Falling Behind as a Global Tourist Destination

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Travelers will always want to visit Europe. But as the world continues to open up, there's more competition for tourist dollars. Destinations will need to adjust accordingly.

2 years ago

China Tourism Stall Leads to U.S. Drop in Foreign Visitor Spending

China Tourism Stall Leads to U.S. Drop in Foreign Visitor Spending

Hannah Sampson , Skift

Even though official government data is still unavailable for 2018, reports show the United States is losing ground when it comes to international tourism — and especially key markets like China. What will it take to turn that trend around?

2 years ago

Tourism Group Ups Proposed Budget to $20 Million to Promote Caribbean After Hurricanes

Tourism Group Ups Proposed Budget to $20 Million to Promote Caribbean After Hurricanes

Dan Peltier, Skift

Details are still being hammered out for this new Caribbean marketing fund as hurricane season officially begins June 1. Many cruise ship passengers already consider the Caribbean as a collective destination, but still, why did it take decades for this fund to come about?

2 years ago

Tourism Jobs Numbers Increase Despite Modest Introduction of Artificial Intelligence

Tourism Jobs Numbers Increase Despite Modest Introduction of Artificial Intelligence

Dan Peltier, Skift

Travel executives love to say that their employees are at the heart of their brands and they are on the front lines of the guest and visitor experience. Employees will toast to that notion, but hope they won't have to tussle with a robot or virtual assistant to prove their worth.

3 years ago