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Consumer Survey Finds 70 Percent of Travelers Plan to Holiday in 2021

An overwhelming majority of US and Canadian travelers (99 percent) are eager to travel again, with 70 percent stating that they plan to take a holiday in 2021, according to a Travel Leaders Group survey of nearly 3,000 frequent travelers. The survey was conducted in September in conjunction with the World Travel & Tourism Council […]

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WTTC celebrates as 100 destinations get the Safe Travels stamp

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) announce that in just three short months, 100 destinations are now using its ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, with the Philippines becoming the official 100th destination. WTTC, which represents the global Travel & Tourism private sector, made history earlier this year when it launched the world’s first ever global safety […]

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WTTC responds to latest quarantine announcements

Gloria Guevara, WTTC President & CEO, said: “The World Travel & Tourism Council shares the dismay and severe disappointment of thousands of British holidaymakers and the Travel & Tourism sector as Portugal once again goes back on the quarantine list. “Taking Portugal and Hungary off the exception list has left families and in a race […]

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WTTC says UK is heading to ‘worst case scenario’ threatening nearly three million Travel & Tourism jobs

Nearly three million jobs in the UK – and 197 million worldwide in the Travel & Tourism sector globally – look set to be lost due to the collapse of travel, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). WTTC economic modelling conducted less than two months ago predicted this ‘worst case scenario’ would […]

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WTTC launches Insurance Guidelines for the Travel & Tourism sector

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has unveiled its Insurance Guidelines to rebuild global consumer confidence to help encourage the return of travelling. The guidelines are designed to drive the return of safe, healthy and responsible travel and ensure the insurance sector is fit for purpose to operate for travellers in the ‘new normal’ of the COVID-19 world. […]

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WTTC Calls Upon Governments to Implement Comprehensive Testing Facilities at Airpor

WTTC is asking the Governments throughout the world to install comprehensive testing facilities at airports. Gloria Guevara, WTTC President & CEO said: “WTTC is calling upon Governments around the world to begin a substantial programme of investment to ensure comprehensive testing facilities are implemented at airports, which will help prevent the spread of Covid-19 and […]

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WTTC responds to UK Government’s decision to revert Spain to its at-risk countries list

WTTC characterizes the quarantine obligation for UK travellers from Spain as disappointing and disastrous. Gloria Guevara, WTTC President & CEO said: “Requiring UK travellers returning from Spain to once again quarantine for 14 days will be hugely disappointing for thousands of UK holidaymakers – and is disastrous for the hard-pressed Travel & Tourism industry, both […]

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WTTC warns country-wide border closures could seriously stall global economic recovery

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has warned governments around the world that further country-wide border closures could seriously jeopardise global economic recovery. WTTC is urging authorities to take a more carefully calibrated approach and introduce localised measures, and only when necessary. This would avoid blanket restrictions, prevent stalling the fragile economic recovery and […]

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Travellers confused by inconsistent COVID-19 travel rules and advice across Europe

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has called for more consistent travel rules and COVID-19 advice by European countries to counter confusion by travellers and holidaymakers. Those journeying to Europe for the first time since travel restrictions began to ease have faced a baffling array of different types of travel rules and advice – […]

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Travellers should ‘wear to care’ in the new normal says WTTC

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has called upon all travellers to don protective face masks to show they ‘wear to care’ in the new normal of travelling. As countries transition from lockdowns to reopening their borders, the wearing of face masks helps signal the return of safer travels, while also providing personal protection […]

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