City Travel & Tourism Economic Impact
This year's City Travel & Tourism Economic Impact Report quantifies the economic contribution of Travel & Tourism in 73 cities around the world and also highlights successful initiatives, strategies and policies that have been implemented by cities.
Global Summit 2020: Celebrating our 30th birthday
The Global Summit 2020 will be held in Cancun, Mexico on 21-23 April 2020. More details to come!
Medical Tourism: A Prescription for a Healthier Economy
This new research looks at the economic contribution of medical tourism in 115 countries across the world. It also showcases some of the best policies/initiatives from select countries which have supported the development of medical tourism.
World Travel & Tourism Council
The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) represents the Travel & Tourism private sector globally. Our Members include over 200 CEOs, Chairpersons 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 (319 million) worldwide, and generating 10.4% of global GDP.
For the past 30 years, WTTC has conducted research on the economic impact of Travel & Tourism in 185 countries. In 2018, the Travel & Tourism sector experienced 3.9% growth, outpacing that of the global economy (3.2%) for the eighth consecutive year. Over the past five years, one in five jobs were created by the sector, making Travel & Tourism the best partner for governments to generate employment.
Our priorities are: Security & Travel Facilitation, Crisis Preparedness, Management & Recovery, and Sustainable Growth.
WTTC is the only global body representing the Travel & Tourism sector with over 170 companies now being represented on the Council.
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.