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Global Tourism Resilient in 2016, Despite Challenges

Despite challenges from terrorism, political turmoil, global economic developments, and the Brexit decision, the travel and tourism sector is still expected to grow by 3.1 percent in 2016, according to new research by the World Travel & Tourism Council. This ...

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Brand USA Not Reaching Tourism Goals

Brand USA is falling short of its goal to attract 100 million international visitors annually by 2021. Tourist arrivals to the U.S. were flat from 2014 to 2015, and the strong dollar led to a 10 percent decline in Canadian ...

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How Zika Is Affecting Tourism

How Zika Is Affecting Tourism

Despite concerted efforts to raise awareness about the Zika virus, the mosquito-borne disease continues to have a negative impact on tourism in affected countries and territories, including the U.S. Virgin Islands, Barbados, Mexico, Brazil, and Panama. Many travelers began rethinking ...

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Can Travel and Tourism Drive Peace?

With the attacks in Paris, Brussels, Turkey, and elsewhere, terror and security scares have filled many headlines in the past few months, raising challenges for the travel and tourism industry. The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has launched a ...

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