100+ CEOs sign a letter to the G7 and three other countries calling for leadership and strong international coordination
WTTC and 120 of the world’s major travel & global business leaders have sent a letter which urgently calls on the Heads of State and international opposition leaders of the G7* group of countries, as well as Australia, South Korea, and Spain, as the biggest source markets in Travel & Tourism, for strong leadership and unprecedented international collaboration, to save the struggling Travel & Tourism sector and recover the millions of jobs already impacted.
The 120 leaders backing the call included; business leaders of major airlines, such as British Airways, Emirates, Etihad, Jet2, WestJet, and Virgin Atlantic; top international hotel groups, such as Accor, Best Western, Hilton, Hyatt, InterContinental, Mandarin Oriental, Marriott, Melia´ Hotels and Radisson; and major tour operators & travel companies, such as Abercrombie & Kent, American Express, Carlson Wagonlit, Expedia, Travelport, TUI, and Uber. For the full list of participating companies, please take a look at the letters.
Despite Travel & Tourism’s crucial importance to the local and global economies, WTTC is gravely concerned there is no clear or internationally coordinated effort to protect this uniquely exposed sector.