WTTC Urges UK to Deliver Global Tourism Leadership

Caribbean News…
13 August 2020 8:48pm
Boris Johnson

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has called on the UK government to offer strong leadership to save the struggling tourism sector.

According to Breaking Travel News, over 100 major travel and global business leaders - from airlines, airports, hotels, tour operators and travel companies - have backed the unprecedented move.

The industry leaders signed a letter, which called for urgent coordinated action, to UK prime minister Boris Johnson and nine other heads of state.

These include the members of the G7 group of countries, as well as Australia, South Korea and Spain, all of which are major source markets. If global leaders fail to come together, WTTC anticipates irreversible damage to the tourism sector.

Furthermore, as the crippling travel restrictions remain in place, the number of jobs losses around the world will continue to increase.

Among those backing the WTTC call were the business leaders of major airlines, such as British Airways, Emirates, Etihad, Jet2, WestJet and Virgin Atlantic.

Business leaders from top international hotel groups, such as Accor, Best Western, Hilton, Hyatt, InterContinental, Mandarin Oriental, Marriott, Meliá Hotels and Radisson have also supported the initiative.

Endorsement has also come from major tour operators and travel companies, such as Abercrombie & Kent, American Express, Carlson Wagonlit, Expedia, Travelport, TUI and Uber.

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