Posts Tagged ‘ World Travel & Tourism Council ’

Saturday snippets: April 1st 2017

Apr 1st, 2017 | By

Being April Fool’s day, I have resisted the temptation to try and fool you. Instead boring things like VAT, travel insurance fraud and the Battle of (the) Womens Path will have to do.

Forget taxes on hotel guests

Jul 18th, 2014 | By
Arc de Triomphe at night

Plans by the French government to increase tourism taxes on hotel guests have been criticised by the World Travel & Tourism Council.

Air passenger taxes rise

Apr 1st, 2013 | By

Today, increases in APD came into force meaning we will pay more in tax to the government when we fly. But since the industry has known about it for some time you will have already been charged by airlines for any tickets you have bought to fly after today.

Botswana & The National Trust

Jun 11th, 2010 | By

You might wonder what an African country and the largest conservation charity in the UK have in common. At this time of the year there are tourism awards that are given out and both have received a pretty similar award.
The World Travel & Tourism Council, (WTTC) is a body that you may not have come across. It is a forum for 100 of the top business leaders in travel and tourism across the world. They have just announced what they call their Tourism for Tomorrow Awards which reward sustainable tourism. The destination that has won this year’s Destination Stewardship Award is Botswana for the way that it treats tourism in the Okavango delta