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Mideast generated $195bn from tourism in 2015

David Scowsill, president and CEO of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC),  has called for continued investment in Travel & Tourism in the Middle East - which generated $194.5 billion or 8.0 per cent of GDP in 2015 - as a means

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Ex-Jumeirah CEO named WTTC chairman

Gerald Lawless, former group chief executive officer of Jumeirah Group, has been elected as the chairman of The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), it was announced yesterday at the council’s annual general meeting in Dallas, Texas.

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Key travel firms focus on improving carbon efficiency

Many of the world’s biggest Travel & Tourism companies have improved their carbon efficiency by 20 per cent in the last 10 years and are on course to cut CO2 emissions by 50 per cent by 2035, according to a new report. “

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Jordan ecolodge among finalists for key tourism award

Fenyan Ecolodge, a leading ecolodging company in Jordan, has been listed among the finalists for the 2015 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards. The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), a forum for the travel and tourism industry, has revea

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WTTC announces finalists for Tourism for Tomorrow Awards

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has revealed the 15 finalists for its 2015 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards. With categories covering destination stewardship, community benefit, environmental management, workforce development a

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Oman to lead Mideast tourism growth in 2014

Oman will lead the Middle East in the travel and tourism sector in 2014 with a 10.2 per cent growth amounting to RO1.08 billion ($2.8 billion) over the 2013 figures of RO982.8 million, a report said. The country is well-positioned

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Bahrain tourism sector to grow 7.6pc in 2014

Bahrain's travel and tourism industry is poised to grow 7.6 per cent this year, thus contributing BD1.23 billion ($3.22 billion), about 10.2 per cent of the GDP, to the economy, said a report. The total contribution of travel &

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Blair warns against Syria inaction

Inaction over Syria will have serious consequences for the Middle East and the whole world, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has warned.   Blair made the comments yesterday during a major tour

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WTTC gives hosting rights to Abu Dhabi

The World Travel and tourism Council (WTTC) officially handed over the hosting rights of the 13th Global Summit to be held in April/May next year, to Abu Dhabi. The special ceremony took place at the 12th World Travel & Tourism (WTTC)

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WTTC to host summit in Abu Dhabi

A memorandum has been signed between the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), ADTA and Etihad in Abu Dhabi where the WTTC will hold its 13th Global Summit in April/May 2013. Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA) and Etihad Airways will

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