LONDON, England – The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) wishes to express its shock and sadness at the abhorrent events in Nice, France on 14 July 2016, and the terrible loss of life.
David Scowsill, President & CEO, WTTC, said: “It is with great sadness that the world hears of another attack in France. We express our heartfelt condolences to the friends and family of the victims of this callous attack. France is the natural home of international tourism – the most visited destination in the world. With this attack on its day of national celebration of the principles of liberty, equality, and brotherhood – the same principles championed by Travel & Tourism – our sector stands in unity with the people of Nice and France.
“Les hommes de tous les pays sont frères, celui qui opprime une seule nation se déclare l’ennemi de toutes” (Men of all countries are brothers , one who oppresses one nation declares himself the enemy of all). – Robespierre