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    WTTC Urges Johnson to Open Up International Travel

    In a June 22, 2021, letter to Boris Johnson, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) warns of £639 million daily loss if international travel remains off limits. The global tourism body predicts a monthly £19.8 billion loss and of up to 218,000 jobs lost if international travel stays off limits over peak summer holiday period. The WTTC urges for a four-step plan to safely restart international travel to avoid inflicting severe long-term damage on the country’s economy and to…

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  • WTTC Campaign Shows Importance of International Travel

    A new campaign recently launched by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) calls on governments around the world to restart international travel and allow the world to “Reunite.” The campaign showcases the importance international travel has on individuals and businesses, and will hopefully encourage travellers to share with the world the positive impact travel makes to their lives and mental well-being, said the press release. “Reunite” will call on people from across the globe to share their own stories of…

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  • Canada’s Tourism Industry Association Welcomes New President and CEO

    The Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) has found its new leader in Beth Potter following an intensive search. “I’m excited to be taking on this new challenge. This is a critical time for the tourism industry,” says Potter. “The decisions the government takes in the coming weeks and months will have a significant impact on our ability to bring back the jobs and economic growth that tourism contributed to the Canadian economy before the COVID-19 pandemic.” Potter will officially…

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