Biometrics are the future in travel - if the industry can coordinate, warns CEO

2019-06-15 08:00

A fragmented approach to using biometric tech in aviation and travel means it might not reach its full potential, warns the CEO of the World Travel and Tourism Council.

Suspension of SA Tourism CEO: What has happened since?

2019-04-19 16:03

More than two weeks after SA Tourism CEO Sisa Ntshona was abruptly put on "precautionary suspension", the board has still not revealed details of allegations involved.

I don't know why I was suspended, says SA Tourism CEO

2019-04-02 17:32

Suspended SA Tourism CEO Sisa Ntshona has said his precautionary suspension came as a surprise.

African tourism sector booming - global body

2019-03-13 18:28

Travel and tourism in Africa grew by 5.6% in 2018 compared to the global average of 3.9% and the broader African economic growth rate of 3.2%, says the WTTC.

One in ten jobs globally are in travel and tourism - report

2019-02-28 07:18

The global travel and tourism sector grew at 3.9% to contribute a record $8.8trn and 319 million jobs to the world economy in 2018.

Spotlight on travel facilitation and security

2018-04-18 18:12

The World Travel & Tourism Council has given its support for the outcomes of the meeting of G20 tourism in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Risk of overcrowding for tourism in Durban, Cape Town in spotlight

2018-01-03 19:01

Cape Town faces little risk of overcrowding making a negative impact on tourism, but the risk of that happening in Durban is much higher, according to a report.

Tourism boss predicts critical period for industry

2017-09-10 15:39

Forecasts for travel and tourism are strong, but it is still a critical time for the industry, the new CEO of the World Travel & Tourism Council tells Fin24.

Tourism council appoints new CEO

2017-08-07 13:01

The World Travel & Tourism Council has announced the appointment of its new president and CEO.

Travel and tourism can make world more sustainable

2017-04-26 16:24

The travel and tourism sector should lead the world in the eradication of poverty, cleaning up the oceans and protecting habitats, says the CEO of the WTTC.


World Travel & Tourism Council launches global taskforce on human trafficking

2019-04-24 18:08

The World Travel & Tourism Council recently announced the formation of a global taskforce to help prevent and combat human trafficking.

Back to the future: Here's what the travel industry might look like in just a few years

2019-04-05 06:45

Driverless taxis, drones that drop off your luggage and virtual reality time travel - not to mention jobs, jobs, jobs, says the president of the World Travel and Tourism Council.

Tourism contributed 1.5 million jobs and R425.8bn in SA - report

2019-04-01 18:15

Travel and tourism in SA contributed 1.5 million jobs and R425.8bn to the economy in 2018, making it the largest tourism economy in Africa, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council.

Obama to be headline speaker at global tourism summit

2019-03-01 17:15

Former US president Barack Obama will be a the keynote speaker at the Global Summit of the World Travel & Tourism Council in Spain in April.

Megatrends shaping travel and tourism - report

2019-01-30 20:42

A new report by the World Travel & Tourism Council identifies opportunities and risks for the travel and tourism sector in the near future.

Record year for SA tourism in 2018 - global report

2018-03-22 22:00

Travel and tourism could contribute more to the SA economy in 2018 than in any other year, according to a new report by the World Travel & Tourism Council.

Tourism contribution to Cape Town on the increase - WTTC report

2017-12-29 14:46

The share of the tourism industry as part of Cape Town's GDP has risen, partly due to weak activity in other sectors, according to a WTTC report.

Tourism leader now heads virtual reality company

2017-08-28 21:00

EON Reality, a based in California, has appointed David Scowsill, former president and CEO of the World Travel & Tourism Council, as its new CEO.

Visa improvements boost business travel - report

2017-04-27 17:28

Visa improvements play an important role in growing business travel to a destination, according to a report by Travelport and the World Travel & Tourism Council.

Travel and tourism to contribute R412.2bn to SA's GDP in 2017

2017-04-21 15:21

The total contribution of travel and tourism to the gross domestic product of SA was 9.3% and this is expected to grow by 2.5% to 9.4% of GDP in 2017.

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