Gloria Guevara, President & CEO of WTTC, said: “WTTC remains strongly committed to supporting Puerto Rico’s amazing comeback story as seen in their record-breaking year in tourism last year. Although the island was ready to welcome us with open arms this April, despite the recent seismic activity in the southern region, reallocating resources to continue this great momentum is the right thing to do in order to further boost tourism. We are looking forward to hosting an event in Puerto Rico later this year.”
Gloria Guevara, President & CEO, WTTC said: “According to our survey, more than 80% of travellers would use their faces to effectively replace their IDs, their boarding passes and even their passports. From booking to destination city, biometric technology will transform the way we travel - creating a safe and seamless experience.”
The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and the Government of Aruba have announced a new partnership to launch the world's first pilot program that links aviation and non-air destination services by using biometric technology to create a seamless, secure and easy travel experience from flight to car rental and hotel check-in, while also improving border security and business efficiency.
A toolkit of best practices aimed at tourism ministers, sector leaders, and policymakers worldwide was presented this week during the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Global Summit in Seville, Spain.
Speaking to an adoring crowd at the World Travel & Tourism Council summit here, former President Barack Obama told the travel industry it needs to make its case to world leaders about tourism's economic benefits.
“Travel & Tourism is truly the best partner for governments to generate economic growth, create jobs and reduce poverty”.
The sector also supported 319 million jobs worldwide, according to a new WTTC report