New Research

City Travel & Tourism Impact 2018

WTTC’s new City Travel & Tourism Impact Report 2018 covers 72 of the world’s most important tourism cities, which together generated over $625bn contribution to GDP last year (24.3% of global Travel & Tourism GDP). 

Applications now open

2019 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards

Applications for the 2019 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards are now open and close on 14 November 2018. Apply now!

Illegal Wildlife Trade

The Buenos Aires Declaration

At the Global Summit 2018, WTTC launched the Travel & Tourism Declaration on Illegal Wildlife Trade.

World Travel & Tourism Council

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is the body which represents the Travel & Tourism private sector globally. Our Members include over 170 CEOs, Chairmans and Presidents of the world’s leading Travel & Tourism companies from all geographies covering all industries.

WTTC works to raise awareness of Travel & Tourism as one of the world's largest economic sectors, supporting one in 10 jobs (313 million) worldwide and generating 10.4% of world GDP. WTTC conducts research on the Economic Impact of Travel & Tourism in 185 countries for over 25 years. In 2017, the Travel & Tourism industry experienced 4.6% growth, compared to the global economy (3%). One in five new jobs were created by the industry, and is why WTTC is the best partner for governments to create jobs.

Our priorities are: Security & Travel Facilitation, Crisis Preparedness, Management & Recovery, and Sustainable Growth. 

Our Members

WTTC is the only global body representing the Travel & Tourism sector with over 150 companies now being represented on the Council.

Our Partners

We have a growing suite of Industry, Knowledge and Media Partners who provide support and assistance with delivering our initiatives, and actively participate at events alongside our Members.

Our Initiatives

WTTC focuses on three key areas: security and travel facilitation; crisis preparedness and response; and sustainable growth.