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WTTC, UNWTO urge UK govt to lift air ban to Sharm el Sheikh

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) have called on the UK government to lift the current ban on UK-based airlines flying to Sharm el Sheikh in Egypt. In a letter to Prime Minist

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Former Jumeirah CEO to share the secrets of success

Gerald Lawless, chairman of the World Travel and Tourism Council, will share his inside knowledge of building Dubai as a destination, as well as the Jumeirah Group, when he addresses the inaugural Asia Hotel and Tourism Investment Conference (AH

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Global tourism growth resilient this year

Travel and tourism will contribute less than previously forecast to the economies of France, Turkey and Brazil this year, hit by attacks, political and economic turmoil, though globally the sector is resilient, the World Travel and Tourism Counc

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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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