WTTC links with United Nations for climate change action | News

WTTC links with United Nations for climate change action | News

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The World Travel & Tourism Council and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change have agreed a common agenda for climate action in the tourism sector. The partnership was announced today at the WTTC Global Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Recognising the ambition set by the Paris Agreement to maintain temperature levels at two degrees above pre-industrial levels, and the economic importance of tourism to the world’s economy, the agenda sets out a framework for the two organisations to recognise and address the linkages between and climate change. Speaking at the event in Buenos Aires, Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of UN Climate Change, said: “This is the first time the tourism sector has actively engaged on a global level with the UN Climate agenda.  “We recognise that tourism has…
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WTTC links with United Nations for climate change action | News

WTTC links with United Nations for climate change action | News

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The World Travel & Tourism Council and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change have agreed a common agenda for climate action in the tourism sector. The partnership was announced today at the WTTC Global Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Recognising the ambition set by the Paris Agreement to maintain temperature levels at two degrees above pre-industrial levels, and the economic importance of tourism to the world’s economy, the agenda sets out a framework for the two organisations to recognise and address the linkages between and climate change. Speaking at the event in Buenos Aires, Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of UN Climate Change, said: “This is the first time the tourism sector has actively engaged on a global level with the UN Climate agenda.  “We recognise that tourism has…
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AHIC 2018: Record attendance as event visits Ras al Khaimah for first time | News

AHIC 2018: Record attendance as event visits Ras al Khaimah for first time | News

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The Arabian Hotel Investment Conference 2018 has welcomed a record number of registered delegates from the regional and global hospitality investment industry. Now in its 14th year, the annual knowledge and networking platform for the global hospitality investment community, held in partnership with Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, was inaugurated by AHIC host and patron Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE supreme council member and ruler of Ras Al Khaimah. “In a relatively short period of time, Ras Al Khaimah has changed dramatically, from a quiet, agricultural town, where a formal education was hard to come by, to a thriving city with a diverse economy and great educational institutions. “Our Emirate, our people, our economy and our industries have been on quite an incredible journey,” said Sheikh Saud…
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AHIC 2018: Record attendance as event visits Ras al Khaimah for first time | News

AHIC 2018: Record attendance as event visits Ras al Khaimah for first time | News

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The Arabian Hotel Investment Conference 2018 has welcomed a record number of registered delegates from the regional and global hospitality investment industry. Now in its 14th year, the annual knowledge and networking platform for the global hospitality investment community, held in partnership with Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, was inaugurated by AHIC host and patron Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE supreme council member and ruler of Ras Al Khaimah. “In a relatively short period of time, Ras Al Khaimah has changed dramatically, from a quiet, agricultural town, where a formal education was hard to come by, to a thriving city with a diverse economy and great educational institutions. “Our Emirate, our people, our economy and our industries have been on quite an incredible journey,” said Sheikh Saud…
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WTTC praises resilience among Caribbean hospitality sector | News

WTTC praises resilience among Caribbean hospitality sector | News

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In response to the impact of the 2017 hurricane season on the Caribbean’s tourism sector, the World Travel & Tourism Council has launched a report on resilience and recovery assessing the immediate and long-term effect across the region. Analysis from Tourism Economics, an Oxford Economics subsidiary, found that tourism is one of the most important economic sectors in the Caribbean, contributing 15.2 per cent of the Caribbean’s GDP and 13.8 per cent of employment. However, in around half of the countries analysed, the sector accounts for over 25 per cent of GDP – more than double the world average of 10.4 per cent. The 46.7 million international visitors who visited the region in 2016 spent US$31.4 billion, which supported 2.4 million jobs. The 2017 hurricane season resulted in an estimated…
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AHIC 2018: Record attendance as event visits Ras al Khaimah for first time | News

AHIC 2018: Record attendance as event visits Ras al Khaimah for first time | News

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The Arabian Hotel Investment Conference 2018 has welcomed a record number of registered delegates from the regional and global hospitality investment industry. Now in its 14th year, the annual knowledge and networking platform for the global hospitality investment community, held in partnership with Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, was inaugurated by AHIC host and patron Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE supreme council member and ruler of Ras Al Khaimah. “In a relatively short period of time, Ras Al Khaimah has changed dramatically, from a quiet, agricultural town, where a formal education was hard to come by, to a thriving city with a diverse economy and great educational institutions. “Our Emirate, our people, our economy and our industries have been on quite an incredible journey,” said Sheikh Saud…
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AHIC 2018: Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi welcomes hospitality industry to Ras al Khaimah | News

AHIC 2018: Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi welcomes hospitality industry to Ras al Khaimah | News

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Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council member and ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, has officially opened the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference 2018. The event, taking place at the Waldorf Astoria Ras al Khaimah until April 19th, welcomed over 800 leading hospitality figures from across the Middle East to the northern most of the United Arab Emirates. Addressing the opening ceremony, Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi said: “Ras al Khaimah is truly honoured to have you here. “In a relatively short period of time we have changed from a quiet place, an agricultural place, where a formal education was hard to come by, to become a thriving emirate. “Our economy is diversifying: our people, industry and infrastructure are on an incredible journey.” Pointing to the growth of…
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AHIC 2018: Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi welcomes hospitality industry to Ras al Khaimah | News

AHIC 2018: Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi welcomes hospitality industry to Ras al Khaimah | News

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Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council member and ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, has officially opened the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference 2018. The event, taking place at the Waldorf Astoria Ras al Khaimah until April 19th, welcomed over 800 leading hospitality figures from across the Middle East to the northern most of the United Arab Emirates. Addressing the opening ceremony, Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi said: “Ras al Khaimah is truly honoured to have you here. “In a relatively short period of time we have changed from a quiet place, an agricultural place, where a formal education was hard to come by, to become a thriving emirate. “Our economy is diversifying: our people, industry and infrastructure are on an incredible journey.” Pointing to the growth of…
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AHIC 2018: Ras Al Khaimah sees strong increase in hotel occupancy for early 2018 | News

AHIC 2018: Ras Al Khaimah sees strong increase in hotel occupancy for early 2018 | News

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Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority has announced its highest hotel occupancies in a quarter, averaging 79.4 per cent in the first three months of the year. The figures which are up four per cent versus the same period in 2017 have been driven by ever growing visitor numbers in the region’s fastest growing tourism destination. Overall visitor numbers increased by 12 per cent in the first quarter versus 2017.  This was largely driven by growth from international markets, which rose 18 per cent year-on-year and now account for 70 per cent of the total visitor arrivals to the Emirate. The UK and Nordics performed particularly strongly up 18 per cent and 26 per cent respectively year on year, while visitors from Poland grew by 46 per cent and Czech…
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AHIC 2018: Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi welcomes hospitality industry to Ras al Khaimah | News

AHIC 2018: Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi welcomes hospitality industry to Ras al Khaimah | News

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Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council member and ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, has officially opened the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference 2018. The event, taking place at the Waldorf Astoria Ras al Khaimah until April 19th, welcomed over 800 leading hospitality figures from across the Middle East to the northern most of the United Arab Emirates. Addressing the opening ceremony, Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi said: “Ras al Khaimah is truly honoured to have you here. “In a relatively short period of time we have changed from a quiet place, an agricultural place, where a formal education was hard to come by, to become a thriving emirate. “Our economy is diversifying: our people, industry and infrastructure are on an incredible journey.”Pointing to the growth of the…
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