The Global Summit 2019
The annual WTTC Global Summit will be held in Seville, Spain on 2-4 April 2019. For the first time ever, WTTC will be opening up the event for external registrations to attend for a fee of USD$4000. There are also a limited number of complimentary places available to travel trade, based on application.
2019 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards
WTTC’s Tourism for Tomorrow Awards are the world’s top accolade in sustainable tourism; they recognise the highest ethical standards in the sector and are respected by industry leaders, governments and international media alike.
Economic Impact Research 2019
WTTC’s latest annual research, in conjunction with Oxford Economics, shows Travel & Tourism’s contribution to world GDP outpaced the global economy for the eighth consecutive year in 2018.
The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is the body which represents the Travel & Tourism private sector globally. Our Members include over 170 CEOs, Chairmans and Presidents of the world’s leading Travel & Tourism companies from all geographies covering all industries.
WTTC works to raise awareness of Travel & Tourism as one of the world's largest economic sectors, supporting one in 10 jobs (319 million) worldwide and generating 10.4% of world GDP. WTTC conducts research on the Economic Impact of Travel & Tourism in 185 countries for nearly 30 years. In 2018, the Travel & Tourism industry experienced 3.9% growth, compared to the global economy (3.2%). One in five new jobs were created by the industry over the last five years, and is why WTTC is the best partner for governments to create jobs.
Our priorities are: Security & Travel Facilitation, Crisis Preparedness, Management & Recovery, and Sustainable Growth.
WTTC is the only global body representing the Travel & Tourism sector with over 170 companies now being represented on the Council.
We have a growing suite of Industry, Knowledge and Media Partners who provide support and assistance with delivering our initiatives, and actively participate at events alongside our Members.