The president and general director of the WTTC, Gloria Guevara, in the Executive Council of the World Tourism Organization (WTO) declared her support for the new Secretary General of the WTO, Zurab Pololikashvili and stressed the importance of public-private partnership in the sector of travel and tourism.
Travel & Tourism, which already accounts for 10.4% of GDP and 313 million jobs around the world, is set to grow significantly over the coming years. International arrivals will reach 1.8 billion by 2030 according to UNWTO forecasts and IATA estimates a near doubling of air passengers from 4 billion to 7.8 billion a year over a similar timeframe.
According to Ms. Guevara, “Travel & Tourism will grow 4% annually over the next ten years, and it is in our interest to maximize the opportunities for this growth.” WTTC members are clear that we must focus on three priority areas to achieve In the first place, security and travel facilitation are essential: without people who travel safely, there is no tourism, and second, crisis preparedness and management: to ensure that our destinations, businesses and communities are resilient. third, sustainable growth: planning for growth to ensure that tourism benefits everyone, acts on climate change, generates inclusive and sustainable jobs and guarantees that we are socially responsible.Technological innovation and the digital agenda will be fundamental to achieve a future sustainable for our sector. ”
May 25, 2018