Tag Archives: WTTC

Tourism brings benefits around the globe

BY DR. RICHARD KELLEY — Earlier this month, I traveled to Dallas, Texas, to attend the Global Summit, an extraordinary gathering of many of the world’s Travel & Tourism leaders. Organized by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), the … Read More.

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Getting dirt under our fingernails to demonstrate Tourism’s benefits

BY DR. RICHARD KELLEY — While the global Travel & Tourism industry is typically perceived positively, it is not always seen in a flattering light, particularly in political campaign season when some candidates are looking for a handy target. Very … Read More.

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National Travel & Tourism Week USA

BY DR. RICHARD KELLEY — Each year, as spring bursts into bloom, the first full week of May is celebrated as National Travel & Tourism Week. The tradition was established in 1983 by a Congressional joint resolution. This year, between … Read More.

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“We’ve Come a Long Way, Baby!”

BY DR. RICHARD KELLEY — This week, about 150 key members of our management, sales and revenue teams from around the world met in Honolulu for several days of planning at the Hawai‘i Convention Center. I was asked to kick … Read More.

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Travel to the U.S. From China – We’re Missing the Boat!

BY DR. RICHARD KELLEY — Later this month, I will have a chance to visit the city of Sanya, Hainan Island, China to attend the World Travel & Tourism Council’s Global Summit. I will also have the opportunity to visit … Read More.

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Make Reservations, Not War

BY DR. RICHARD KELLEY — Not quite two weeks have gone by since the spectacular Olympic Games in London showed us that much is right in the world, but now newspaper headlines, Internet bloggers and television pundits are reminding us … Read More.

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A World of Tourism: Optimism and Challenges

By Dr. Richard Kelley This past Tuesday, September 27, many around the world marked World Tourism Day, one of the “official days” recognized by the United Nations. This year’s observance focused on the theme, “Tourism – Linking Cultures,” to highlight … Read More.

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Thoughts on Two Tragedies: 12/7 and 9/11

By Dr. Richard Kelley Tomorrow, September 11, 2011, our nation and many around the world will pause to remember, honor and pray for the souls of nearly 3,000 innocent people who lost their lives exactly 10 years ago, when al-Qaeda … Read More.

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Tourism Leaders Focus on Major Global Travel Issues

By Dr. Richard Kelley This week I represented Outrigger Enterprises Group as about a thousand leaders of the global Travel & Tourism industry gathered in Las Vegas to discuss, debate, and attempt to resolve the major issues our industry faces … Read More.

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The Russians are Coming

By Dr. Richard Kelley In spite of the world’s economic problems, global tourism is growing, and many destinations are seeing rapid changes in the types of travelers they are hosting.  Outbound tourism from Russia is growing, and although Hawaii currently … Read More.

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