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PolyU’s SHTM Partners With World Travel and Tourism Council to Facilitate Sustainable Growth of Travel and Tourism
PolyU’s School of Hotel and Tourism Management | August 27, 2021
The School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) have recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate and work together for the sustainable growth of global travel and tourism. The World Travel and Tourism Council is a body representing the travel and tourism private sector globally. Its members consist of Chairs, Presidents and Chief Executives of the world’s leading, private sector travel and tourism businesses, who bring specialist knowledge to guide government policy and decision-making. The WTTC has been the voice of the industr...
WTTC Says New Travel Measures to Curb COVID-19 Should Replace Quarantines
WTTC | January 8, 2021
Gloria Guevara, WTTC President & CEO, said: “WTTC supports measures designed to curb COVID-19 and protect public health but calls for the complete removal of unnecessary quarantines. “Requiring inbound travellers and holidaymakers to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 pre-departure test should ensure safe travel. This will be critical to encourage essential bookings for future flights and holidays. “However, there is still uncertainty around the type of tests which will be accepted upon arrival, and they must be made widely accessible and affordable for all. “But unlike many other countries where the proof of a negativ...
WTTC to Establish Global Steering Committee to Revive International Travel
October 19, 2020
WTTC takes on global leadership and coordination role to provide a route to recovery for Travel & Tourism sector Up to 100 million jobs globally could be saved London, UK: The World Travel & Tourism Council is to spearhead a major global drive to revive international travel with the public and private sector working together in partnership. Last week, G20 Tourism Ministers hosted more than 45 CEOs and Members of WTTC, who at the request of Saudi Arabia, presented their Jobs Recovery Plan to save the besieged Travel & Tourism sector and 100m jobs globally. The WTTC Jobs Recovery Plan could save 65 million jobs across all...
Travelers Confused by Inconsistent COVID-19 Travel Rules and Advice Across Europe
July 17, 2020
Lack of alignment will slow down the Europe-wide recovery Proper co-ordination by European governments could create a 10 million jobs boost London, UK: The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has called for more consistent travel rules and COVID-19 advice by European countries to counter confusion by travellers and holidaymakers. Those journeying to Europe for the first time since travel restrictions began to ease have faced a baffling array of different types of travel rules and advice – with each country across the continent emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic at different stages, which is delaying the recovery. The une...
GST & the Indian Hospitality Sector – Second Fiddle Treatment
Achin Khanna | June 1, 2017
By Achin Khanna and Karan Sahani Generating over US$ 200 Billion in revenue and providing over 40 million people a livelihood in 2016, the Travel & Tourism industry contributed almost 10% to the nation's Gross Domestic Product, earning India the 7th rank in the world, according to a recent report by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC). The hospitality sector provides for a critical and inherent part of this contribution. The honorable Prime Minister has repeatedly spoken about Tourism being an intrinsic part of his vision from an economic growth perspective. Measures such as the 'Make in India' campaign and the provision for...
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