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UNWTO Secretary General meets Kazakhstan PM

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The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Mr Zurab Pololikashvili met the Kazakhstan Prime Minister, H.E. Mr. Bakytzhan Sagintayev, to discuss the development of the tourism sector in the country and how to further strengthen cooperation between Kazakhstan and UNWTO.

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Dubai Taxi’s Tesla make 64,000 trips

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dubai tesla taxiTesla electric vehicles under the Dubai Taxi fleet had made so far 64,186 since launched in September 2017, travelling 2.1 million kilometres.

Japan's Travel & Tourism supports 4.2 million jobs

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japan hanedaJapan’s Travel & Tourism sector grew at more than twice the rate of the wider economy in 2017. The total contribution of Travel & Tourism to the Japanese economy in 2017 was JPY37,136 billion, once all the direct, indirect and induced benefits were taken into account. This represented an annual rise of 3.4% against growth of 1.6% for the wider economy.

Germany retains position as Europe’s No.1 Travel & Tourism economy

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berlinGermany has retained its position as Europe’s largest Travel & Tourism economy. According to new research released by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), Germany’s Travel & Tourism sector contributed €348.1 billion to the country’s economy in 2017. This was ahead of the United Kingdom, France, Italy and Spain.

Brexit Britain: UK tourism growing strongly but must be safeguarded

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britain inviteWTTC's latest annual research, in conjunction with Oxford Economics, shows the United Kingdom’s Travel & Tourism sector contribution to GDP grew by 6.2% in 2017, higher than the global average (4.6%) and more than four times faster than the UK’s economy as a whole (which grew by 1.5%).

WTTC: 2017 – a record year for Travel & Tourism in Australia

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australia beach2017 was a record year for Travel & Tourism in Australia with the sector contributing AUD197.5 billion to the economy, more than any other year on record, according to major new research released by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).

Global Travel & Tourism sector creates more jobs than before

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hotel workersWTTC’s annual Economic Impact Research shows that Travel & Tourism was responsible for the creation of 7 million new jobs worldwide. The report also shows that 2017 was a bumper year for the global Travel & Tourism sector, which grew at 4.6%, 50%  faster than the global economy as a whole (3% growth during 2017).

WTTC: US tourism sector largest in the world, but losing share

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las vegasThe United States’ tourism sector continues to be the largest in the world, according to new research released by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). Travel & Tourism generated US$1.5 trillion for the US economy in 2017, more than any other country in the world. US tourism ranks no 1 in the world for GDP contribution, and visitor exports (international tourism spend in the country).

World’s most Welcoming Countries for expats

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portugal porto riverThe latest Expat Insider survey reveals the world’s most welcoming country for expats in 2017. Last year's number 1 city for expats; Manama placed Bahrain into the 5th place in the rankings for countries.

Europe's most liveable locations in 2018

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copenhagenAnalysing a range of ‘liveability’ scores for Europeans moving abroad, from air pollution and personal security, to language barriers and isolation, ECA International reveals best and worst cities for European expats.

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