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Botswana’s travel and tourism economy grew 3,4 percent to exceed USD2,5 billion in 2018, and now contributes nearly one in every seven dollars in the country’s economy, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) annual review of the economic impact and social importance of the sector.

Travel and tourism in Africa is booming, growing 5,6 percent in 2018 compared to the global average of 3,9 percent and the broader African economy rate of 3,2 percent. This places Africa as the second-fastest growing tourism region behind only Asia-Pacific.

Travel and tourism in Kenya grew faster than the regional average and significantly above other economies in Sub-Saharan Africa, according to new research from the World Travel & Tourism Council.

The US retained its status as the world’s largest travel and tourism economy despite a standstill in international visitors from China, according to major new research released by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).


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.