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In August 2017, The World Travel & Tourism Council appointed Gloria Guevara Manzo as its new President & CEO. It would be the first time in the Council’s history that a woman and Latina would lead the organisation.

Under her leadership, WTTC’s work has focused on three key priorities:

  • Preparedness and response for crises, whether man-made or natural.
  • Sustainable growth to ensure travel and tourism has a positive impact on people, cities and nature.

Happy International Women’s Day! In celebration of this day, we are highlighting some of the many inspiring women throughout history and the beautiful countries they hail from.

Vice President Kamala Harris

We’re kicking off this list with one of the most influential women of 2021: the USA’s first woman Vice-President, first Black Vice-President, and first South Asian Vice-President. Vice President Harris made history when she was elected last year and again when she was inaugurated in January. These significant milestones are not the first time she has made history in her career and we’re sure they will not be the…

With the recent release of our Mental Health Guidelines, we explore IC Bellagio’s, a WTTC member, mental health initiatives for their employees and partners.

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We care” is one of IC Bellagio’s core values, that we proudly apply not only to our distinguished guests but to all of our team members. IC Bellagio offers all employees different benefits and opportunities to make them feel an active and positive part of the team.

The company strongly believes in offering creative and unusual educational experiences to enable each individual the chance to grow within the company - these include webinar training sessions on…

Wildlife tourism can make a significant contribution to the conservation and preservation of the incredible animals that live on our planet. By booking a trip to see an animal we’ve always wanted to observe in its home country or region, we can also contribute to the local economy and conservation efforts. It can truly be win-win-win for the wildlife, the local community, and travellers!

Here are four ways wildlife tourism positively contributes to conservation:

A better community for residents.

The money that tourists spend can be reinvested in local economies, from public services to education.

Did you know that for every $1 generated in direct Travel & Tourism GDP, more than $2 are generated on an indirect and/or induced basis

Lots of jobs.

Tourism is a sector that is all about people — and as such is an incredible driver of job creation from big cities to small local communities.

Did you know that in 2019 the sector employed 1 in 10 people on the planet and it created 1 in 4 of all…

6 tips for healthy & sustainable travel for you, those around you, and the planet

2. Turn off the water while you wash your hands

Experts recommend you wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with warm water…

Why Mountains Matter

Mountains are many things to many people ­– an ancient cultural and spiritual beacon, a daring destination for adventure travel, the site of gruelling personal challenge, a source of livelihood, food and water, or maybe just a beautiful view from a balcony at your accommodation in a dream destination.

If you’ve ever found yourself standing awestruck at the base of a mountain and moved by the majesty of these giants, there are very good reasons why. Across the globe, mountains play a major role in determining global and regional climates while acting as the source of most…

1. Get Inspired by Meaningful Travel
This is all about the in-depth exploration of a destination, focusing on making a lasting impact. It is about getting to know one place well and connecting with its people. This can have many additional benefits for you as the traveller, for the local community and for the environment.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) describes mental health as “a state of well-being in which an individual realises his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and can make a contribution to his or her community.”. Clearly, mental health is integral to have a fulfilling life.

Mental illnesses can range from less common conditions, like bipolar disorder, to more common ones like depression and anxiety. The NHS in the UK reports that 1 in 4 adults and 1 in 10 children experience mental illness during their lifetime. What’s more, it has been…

The World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) annual research shows that the Travel & Tourism sector not only accounts for over 10% of global GDP but for one in ten jobs on the planet, and one in four new jobs created globally in the last five years. COVID-19 has dramatically altered life as we know it and the Travel & Tourism sector is uniquely exposed. As we consider the impact of the crises, we realize it could fundamentally alter the future of the Travel Agency business.

David Harris, CEO of Ensemble Travel Group explains, “for travel consultants and advisors the…

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