WTTC President & CEO, Julia Simpson, emphasized the sector's unique influence and global reach in addressing water scarcity: "With this report, we aim to inspire a transformative journey toward responsible water use and a regenerative future, accelerating progress towards achieving SDG 61."
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Gloria Fluxà, who has held the position of Vice President and Director of Sustainability at Grupo Iberostar since 2018, has stood out for leading initiatives that promote sustainability and for strengthening the company's commitment to responsible tourism.
The Senior Vice President of WTTC, Virginia Messina, spoke with the press at the WTTC Summit in Kigali: "It is very interesting and impressive to observe how, despite all the global challenges we face in the world, the tourism sector is returning very rapidly," she said.
Julia Simpson, WTTC President & CEO, said: “Collaborating with an esteemed body like GSTC reinforces our dedication to leading the industry towards a more sustainable future. It's imperative that we work with key global players like GSTC to drive change, set benchmarks, and inspire others to follow.
The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Zurab Pololikashvili, emphasized that tourism is a diverse but united sector in its commitment to sustainability and highlighted the importance of investment in green tourism. "Tourism and Green Investments make it clear what our sector needs to fulfill our sustainability ambitions," he said.
- By Karina Giorgenello @karinagiorgenello, Pablo Pla @pablitopla
In the report on the state of the travel industry in the Caribbean, Nicola Madden-Greig highlighted that the tourism sector contributed +36.6% to regional GDP.
Closing borders, blanket travel bans and more extreme government policies will not stop the spread of coronavirus, says the head of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).