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The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) released its annual Cities Report at the WTTC Asia Leaders Forum in Macau, SAR. The Report covers 72 of the world’s most important tourism cities, which together generated over USD625 billion contribution to GDP in 2017 (24,3 percent of global Travel & Tourism GDP).

Travel and tourism generated 18 percent of New Zealand’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2017 according to research published by World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).

World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) congratulated the European Union (EU) on the adoption of the new European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS), a pre-authorisation system which allows the EU to know who is entering the EU, from where and if they pose a risk to EU security.

World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and International Air Transport Association (IATA) are partnering to achieve the benefits of biometrics and deliver traveller digital identity management throughout the travel and tourism sector for a seamless passenger experience.

Virgin Atlantic won World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) Tourism for Tomorrow Innovation Award.

World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) launched a new initiative for the travel and tourism sector to join the global fight against illegal wildlife trade.

Christopher Nassetta, chairman, World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) announced that WTTC members are set to invest USD1.9 billion into Argentina over the coming years.

World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) joined ministers of tourism of the G20 economies to calling upon G20 leaders to consider including tourism as a priority within their respective agendas.

World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UN Climate Change) agreed a common agenda for climate action concerning travel and tourism.

In response to the impact of the 2017 hurricane season on the Caribbean travel and tourism sector, World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) launched a report on resilience and recovery assessing the immediate and long-term impact across the region.