World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC)

World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC)

About WTTC

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) represents the global private sector of Travel & Tourism, with a mission to ensure the sector is seamless, secure, safe, inclusive and sustainable. We raise awareness of Travel & Tourism’s value, not just as one of the world’s largest economic sectors, but also to the many communities and travellers enriched through their experiences.

Action Through Partnership

Members are inspired by a sense of responsibility and a desire to contribute to a better world. To make our Members' vision a reality,  we work towards greater public/private sector collaboration. These powerful partnerships enable us to; drive sustainable & inclusive economic developments which create quality jobs, enhance crisis preparedness & destination resilience, and ensure the seamless & secure mobility of travellers – all the while ensuring they have an unforgettable and meaningful experience.

Sustainable Growth

The growth of Travel & Tourism continues to outpace that of the global economy for the ninth consecutive year. What’s more, international arrivals, which reach 1.5 billion in 2019 are forecast to reach 1.8 billion by 2030. It is essential, that together, we ensure that this growth is sustainable and inclusive, and that it contributes positively to the communities, natural ecosystems and cultural heritage upon which our sector depends.

WTTC’s work in the area of Sustainable Growth focuses on seven key areas:
  1. Climate & Environment Action - Raising awareness of the impact of climate change, minimising our contribution to it, and encouraging climate neutrality by 2050.
  2. Sustainable Travel & Tourism Partners - Creating a platform for mass engagement around sustainability for our sector to share sustainability best practices.
  3. Sustainability Reporting - Encouraging and supporting the sector to measure, monitor and report their Environmental, Social and Governance activities.
  4. Destination Stewardship - Promoting best practices in the planning and management of tourism growth to ensure our sector is a win-win-win for the destination, the private sector and the local communities. 
  5. Future of Work - Ensuring that the sector remains a driver of quality jobs and continues to enhance its attractiveness to the workforce of today and tomorrow.
  6. Illegal Wildlife Trade - Promoting industry action to support global efforts to tackle illegal wildlife trade.
  7. Human Trafficking - Raising awareness of how our sector can prevent Human Trafficking and providing a forum for collective action.

Media Contact:

The Harlequin Building
65 Southwark Street
London SE1 0HR
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 207 481 8007
Email: enquiries@wttc.org