Articles tagged “wttc”

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.

4 weeks 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.

2 months 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.

6 months 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.

7 months 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.

7 months 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?

8 months 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?

1 year 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.

2 years ago

Domestic Tourists Often Underestimated in Overtourism Equation

Domestic Tourists Often Underestimated in Overtourism Equation

Dan Peltier, Skift

You can't really blame people who live in and around a popular city for wanting to enjoy the attractions that make it special. Their taxes give them that right, after all. It needs to be factored into overtourism calculations that locals sometimes outnumber other visitors at tourism attractions.

2 years ago

Trump Slams Puerto Rico But Island’s Tourism Leader Expresses Confidence in Relief Efforts

Trump Slams Puerto Rico But Island’s Tourism Leader Expresses Confidence in Relief Efforts

Dan Peltier, Skift

Many Caribbean destinations are on the road to recovery from recent storms, but they are also at the mercy of government relief efforts, which have fallen way short in some places. In Puerto Rico's case, the island is dealing with the federal government, which treated hurricanes on the U.S. mainland much more seriously.

2 years ago

China Challenges WTTC With Launch of Global Tourism Group

China Challenges WTTC With Launch of Global Tourism Group

Raini Hamdi, Skift

China has initiated the formation of a new world tourism organization. The UNWTO, WTTC and PATA are exceedingly polite about it, but there are undercurrents of uneasiness about how much influence the new China-led World Tourism Alliance can wield.

2 years ago

Interview: WTTC’s New CEO Knows Overtourism Will Top Her Agenda

Interview: WTTC’s New CEO Knows Overtourism Will Top Her Agenda

Dan Peltier, Skift

It's not that the travel industry doesn't understand that overtourism is a problem. It's an issue that at times might conflict with their bottom lines, and there is a lack of thoughtful and effective plans on how to deal with it. Guevara is already working on the topic — and we'll be watching to see how creative she and the WTTC can be.

2 years ago