WTTC President & CEO
Peru will host the World Travel & Tourism Council’s Americas Summit, to be held in Lima on 10-11 September 2014. This decision follows President Ollanta Humala receiving the Open Letter from UNWTO and WTTC in 2012 as part of the Global Leaders for Tourism Campaign, in which the Head of State recognises the positive role played by Travel & Tourism in the economic development of their country. To be held in partnership with MINCETUR, Peru’s tourism ministry, the Americas Summit will bring together the public sector and leading private sector organisations from North, Central, South America and the Caribbean to engage in a constructive debate on a range of global Travel & Tourism issues in the Americas regional context. David Scowsill, President & CEO, WTTC, says: "The Summit will have a pan-American focus and address economic and travel-related issues, which are of vital importance to one of the world's most important Travel & Tourism regions. Our industry is a major generator of economic wealth and jobs in the region, so the Summit will ask what more the public and private sectors can do to generate long-term sustainable growth in Travel & Tourism in the Americas.” READ MORE >>>
The right of people to travel safely, securely and efficiently across international borders.
We call on governments to adopt smarter visa and border security policies to promote Travel & Tourism as a driver of jobs and economic growth. It is time for a fundamental change in the minds of governments - balancing security needs with freedom to travel by moving away from the current approach to a faster implementation of visa waiver and trusted traveller programmes.Read More
Regulatory interventions which support the growth of Travel & Tourism through the creation of a competitive business environment.
Despite challenges to economic growth, the Travel & Tourism industry is still expected to be one of the world's fastest growing sectors. But it must have clear support from governments, if its full potential to create jobs, increase exports and stimulate investment is to be realised.Read More
Sustainable development of Travel & Tourism which ensures benefits for consumers, businesses, local people and the environment.
For there to be the opportunity for future generations to benefit from the experience of travel, we have to plan for the future: developing human resources, optimising relationships with host communities, protecting the environment, preserving tourism assets.Read More
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