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From Vegas to Tokyo, Travel & Tourism Powers Growth

The turning over of next year’s Summit to the Japanese delegation occurred this morning with an optimistic spirit.  In the wake of the recent earthquake and tsunami and subsequent nuclear crisis, WTTC President and CEO David Scowsill spoke with Atsutoshi … Continue reading

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A Conversation with President Felipe Calderón of Mexico

The World Travel & Tourism Council was honored to be joined today by distinguished guest of honor, Mexican President Felipe Calderón.  Click here for Wall Street Journal article. CBS News Travel Editor Peter Greenberg led a fascinating on-stage conversation with … Continue reading

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Global Aviation Prepares for Sustainable Growth

Today’s session on “Powering Sustainable Growth” put a heavy focus on the future of commercial aviation.  Executives representing Emirates, United Continental Holdings and Boeing discussed some of their biggest concerns, particularly fuel efficiency and infrastructure. On the topic of fuel … Continue reading

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U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano: Global and Industry Collaboration is Key to Success

U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano kicked off Day 2 in the round this morning with a keynote address and Q & A session. “The message I want to share with you today is a simple one. It is … Continue reading

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Staying Ahead of the Technology Curve

Rapid and constant innovation in the digital, mobile and social media world requires the travel and tourism industry to be continually evolving to stay relevant, seize upon new trends and harness them to power growth. The nature of how travellers … Continue reading

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New Study Reveals Investment in Business Travel Yields 10:1 Return

In a new study unveiled today at the Summit, the vital contributions of business travel to individual businesses and the global economy were clearly revealed.  As the economy struggles to continue its recovery from the global recession, companies have remained … Continue reading

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WTTC Congratulates Tourism for Tomorrow Award Winners

At the Summit’s welcome dinner, among travel industry celebrities and Vegas show girls, the brightest stars were the winners of the Tourism for Tomorrow awards.  The awards are presented each year to those organisations and destinations that have demonstrated outstanding … Continue reading

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President Obama’s Top Advisor Pledges Commitment to Travel and Tourism

This morning, President Barack Obama’s Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett addressed the nearly 1,000 Summit delegates about the President’s commitment to the travel and tourism industry.  While the economy is on the upswing and international travel to the United States is … Continue reading

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Global Travel & Tourism Summit Kicks Off, Welcomes U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood

The Summit has officially begun.  WTTC’s President and CEO David Scowsill kicked off what will be a dynamic and powerful two days of discussions in the round. Key issues on the agenda include: Fostering a new global mindset in which … Continue reading

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America Starts Marketing to Travelers

Before the Summit held its official kick-off last night with a grand welcome dinner, members of the Board of Directors of the newly created Corporation for Travel Promotion met with members of the media.  They discussed the United States’ first-ever … Continue reading

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