Message from Chairman Dr. Taleb Rifai

The pandemic has disrupted the world economy but tourism is a resilient sector. Sure, signs are emerging to demonstrate that the sector continues its resilience and is bouncing back and, indeed, has always bounced back from past crises.

ITIC and its Invest Tourism division aim to promote investments in travel and tourism not just to create and develop new hotels, resorts and infrastructure for the traveller but we want these investments to be sustainable in the sense that they become community-based developments which create employment, education, well-being and long term value. Enabling SMEs to grow and to benefit from all travel and tourism interests across the globe for the greater benefit of people and their local communities.

Dr. Taleb Rifai,
Chairman of ITIC &
former Secretary-General of UNWTO