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[Published: Monday May 14 2007]


London,(APA)  As the highest levelgathering of Travel & Tourism leaders draws closer, the World Travel &Tourism Council (WTTC) reveals the main topics that will be addressed at theGlobal Travel & Tourism Summit, taking place in Lisbon from May 10 to 12.

The Global Travel& Tourism Summit will create an open discussion forum to examine the natureof the industrys impact on individuals, communities and nations. Travel &Tourism leaders will address whether the industry really does deliver on itspromises or whether it is stronger on rhetoric than on reality.

Infrastructure in most of the worlds major Travel &Tourism economies is facing serious capacity challenges and functionalconstraints. It is simply incapable of coping with accelerating global demand.A select group of international government officials will explore howgovernments are responding to the opportunities presented by Travel &Tourism growth. Amongst the government leaders joining the debate will be thePrime Minister of Namibia, Minister of Economy & Innovation of Portugal , Minister of Tourism of Greece and Minister of CivilAviation of India.

Whilst theenvironment is a key concern for the Travel & Tourism industry and beyond,there are other key issues to address; chief among these are the growth agendaand the impact that the industry has on communities.

WTTCs global advertising campaign around climatechange has stimulated much debate. To read more visit www.globaltraveltourism/environment.

WTTC is the forum for business leaders in the Travel& Tourism industry. With Chief Executives of some one hundred of theworld's leading Travel & Tourism companies as its Members, WTTC has aunique mandate and overview on all matters related to Travel & Tourism.

WTTC works to raise awareness of Travel & Tourismas one of the world's largest industries, employing approximately 231 millionpeople and generating over 10 per cent of world GDP. (APA)

AB/APA/30 April2007---

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