Articles tagged “wttc”

WTTC Appoints Mexico’s Gloria Guevara Manzo as Its First Female CEO

WTTC Appoints Mexico’s Gloria Guevara Manzo as Its First Female CEO

Dan Peltier, Skift

WTTC is staying committed to its goal of helping the global travel industry speak with one voice. But with Guevara's appointment, it's signaling the need for more women in leadership roles and the importance of Latin America's tourism growth.

3 weeks ago

WTTC Says Trump Should Make Tourism Job Growth a Priority

WTTC Says Trump Should Make Tourism Job Growth a Priority

Dan Peltier, Skift

U.S. tourism job growth is already projected to be smaller than the rest of the world without the full impact of some of the Trump administration's policies. The travel industry is asking for a seat at the table to convince Washington why that means bad news.

2 months ago

Video: WTTC Chairman on Why a Global Trusted Traveler Program is a Smart Idea

Video: WTTC Chairman on Why a Global Trusted Traveler Program is a Smart Idea

Dan Peltier, Skift

Having a global, visa-free block of countries might sound idealistic. But many countries have made progress with liberalizing their visa systems in recent years and a worldwide trusted traveler program isn't out of the question in the future.

3 months ago

Southeast Asia Wants to Copy Europe’s Visa-Free Travel

Southeast Asia Wants to Copy Europe’s Visa-Free Travel

Dan Peltier, Skift

Southeast Asian countries have a grand vision for visa-free travel, massive infrastructure projects and more airline competition to grow route networks. However, too much bureaucracy and political unrest stand in the way for this to become a reality in the near-term.

4 months ago

WTTC Report: The New Fundamentals of Luxury Are the Old Fundamentals of Luxury

WTTC Report: The New Fundamentals of Luxury Are the Old Fundamentals of Luxury

Laura Powell, Skift

All these points are quite basic, but in the chase for bling, brands often forget that they're the building blocks of luxury.

4 months ago

Travel Industry Leaders Say Overtourism Caused by Lack of Planning

Travel Industry Leaders Say Overtourism Caused by Lack of Planning

Dan Peltier, Skift

In many destinations, tourism profits are "found" money with no strings attached. That's great for short-term gains, and so very terrible for long-term thinking.

4 months ago

Emerging Markets Will Drive Business Travel Growth Over Next Decade

Emerging Markets Will Drive Business Travel Growth Over Next Decade

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

While emerging economies in Asia and Africa will see the greatest business travel increase over the next decade, according to WTTC forecasts, the U.S. and China will remain the largest global business travel markets.

4 months ago

Marriott CEO: Travel Industry Must Respond to Growing Political Isolationism

Marriott CEO: Travel Industry Must Respond to Growing Political Isolationism

Dan Peltier, Skift

For an industry that's historically averse to conflict, Sorenson's advice may be hard to put into action. But the industry will be complacent at its own peril.

4 months ago

5 Charts Showing How Chinese Travelers Have Boosted Asia-Pacific Tourism

5 Charts Showing How Chinese Travelers Have Boosted Asia-Pacific Tourism

Dan Peltier, Skift

China's neighbors stand to benefit most from hundreds of millions of Chinese tourists. But as the past few months have shown, Chinese demand can shift rapidly and drastically impact local tourism economies in the process.

4 months ago

U.S. Tourists Headed Abroad Are a Bright Spot for International Travel

U.S. Tourists Headed Abroad Are a Bright Spot for International Travel

Dan Peltier, Skift

Many U.S. destinations will have a harder time this year convincing international travelers that they're affordable and welcoming. But for U.S. travelers, much of the world is their oyster thanks to a continued strong dollar.

5 months ago

Hotel Chains Have Remained Mostly Silent in Trump Travel Ban Furor

Hotel Chains Have Remained Mostly Silent in Trump Travel Ban Furor

Deanna Ting, Skift

Hoteliers, for the most part, seem to have taken a vow of silence when it comes to commenting individually on Trump's controversial travel ban. But as more Americans and people around the world voice their concerns over this new policy, we wonder if hotels will begin to change their minds.

7 months ago

Asian Tourism Investment Looks Promising Through 2026, But Challenges Loom

Asian Tourism Investment Looks Promising Through 2026, But Challenges Loom

Dan Peltier, Skift

As the world's fastest-growing region for tourism it's a good sign that some Asian countries can expect to see healthy travel and tourism investment during the next 10 years. But a number of factors could alter these projections, particularly the Chinese market, as more global tourism trends are tested in this region.

10 months ago