Articles tagged “wttc”

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 weeks 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 weeks 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 months ago

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 months 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.

4 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.

5 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.

6 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.

6 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.

6 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.

6 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.

6 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.

6 months ago