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WTTC calls on governments to agree on global aviation carbon offsetting scheme

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) calls on all nation states to reach an agreement on the Carbon Offset and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) General Assembly in Montreal. David Scowsill, President & CEO, WTTC, said: “CORSIA is an extremely important, if not mandatory step towards

International tourist arrivals up 4% in the first half of 2016

Madrid, Spain, 29 September 2016, International tourist arrivals worldwide grew by 4% between January and June 2016 compared to the same period last year. Destinations worldwide received 561 million international tourists (overnight visitors), 21 million more than in 2015, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Asia and the Pacific demonstrated renewed strength this first

UNWTO calls for support to crisis-hit countries

UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai called for increased cooperation between tourism source markets and destinations that have been affected by crises. Addressing the 20th Summit of the Federal Association of the German Tourism Industry (BTW) on 26 September in Berlin, Germany on the topic of ‘Safe, Secure and Seamless Travel’, Rifai said: “real crises are often magnified

World Tourism Day event launches in Thailand

BANGKOK, Thailand (eTN) – The official celebration of World Tourism Day 2016 (September 27) has just launched in Bangkok, Thailand, under the theme, “Tourism for All,” promoting universal accessibility in the travel and tourism industry. Thailand’s Minister of Tourism and Sports, Mrs. Konkarn Wattanavrangkulm Thailand’s Minister of Tourism and Sports, Mrs. Konkarn Wattanavrangkulm, was on

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