Travel News and Updates: WTTC

2 Jul 2018 Tourism

Kathleen Matthews appointed as WTTC Ambassador

The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) announced Kathleen Matthews as the WTTC Ambassador. She is an award-winning journalist, global hotel company executive and tourism advocate.

The aim to choose Ms. Matthews was her strong leadership quality and great experience in Travel and Tourism industry. It is believed that Kathleen Matthews will expand the Council’s voice through her influence and collaborative work. 

WTTC President and CEO, Gloria Guevara said, ‘I am delighted to announce the appointment of Ms. Matthews as WTTC Ambassador. Ms. Matthews, along with our other Ambassadors around the world, possesses deep sector knowledge of the Travel & Tourism industry, following strong career experience within the sector. Her proven record of success is representative of the mission and values of WTTC and we look forward to working together on behalf of Travel & Tourism.’

She also mentioned, “Travel & Tourism is a powerful engine for employment, economic development, and opportunity around the world,” said Matthews. “I am so motivated to be an advocate for how we continue to grow our industry responsibly to create new jobs in emerging and advanced markets and provide experiences for travelers to better understand cultures and why we must protect our planet.”

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9 Apr 2018 Tourism

India world’s 7th largest tourism economy Says WTTC

As per the data, by WTTC the travel and tourism sector generated Rs 14.1 trillion (USD208.9 billion) in 2016, which is the world’s  7th largest economy and the sum is equivalent to 9.6% of India’s GDP.

Additionally, the new report says that the tourism sector created 40.3 million jobs in 2016, which ranks India 2nd in the world in terms of total employment generated. The sector accounts for 9.3% of the country’s total jobs.

David Scowsill, President, and CEO, WTTC, said-

“India is a tremendous Travel and Tourism economy, and I am pleased to see the sector GDP is growing. However, we believe that these numbers could be even higher and that the positive impact of our sector could be more wide-ranging. India has a huge potential to increase its international visitors and, in doing so, it can create more jobs and drive economic growth”.
He added, “We encourage the Indian government to continue to adopt policies that encourage the tourism in India”.

Therefore, it's a great advantage for those who are working in travel and tourism sector and also for those who wish to make their career in travel and tourism sectors.

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