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The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) called on travel and tourism companies to measure, monitor and report their sustainability impact as it launches new guidance on environmental, social governance reporting for the travel and tourism sector.

Gloria Guevara Manzo has been named as the president and CEO of World Travel & Tourism Council, where she will be instrumental in leading the organisation into its next phase of development.

According to World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) WTTC Benchmarking Report 2017, the global travel and tourism industry employs twice as many individuals as the financial sector, and five times more than the chemicals manufacturing industry.

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) launched its Declaration for the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, expressing the organisation's full commitment to the priorities of the year and setting out its vision of how to maximise the contribution of travel and tourism to sustainable development around the world.

World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Economic Impact Report 2017 has revealed that travel and tourism generated one in 10 of the world's jobs in 2016 as the sector grew 3.3 percent, outpacing the global economy for the sixth year in a row.