Watch the 2016 World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Global Summit sessions archived online.
There were more than 1.2 billion tourist journeys last year, moderator Nick Ross explained—but what are the chances of you being killed by terrorism attack? 4 million to 1, he said.
That’s how day two of the 2016 WTTC Global Summit began in Dallas—with the revelation that people are more likely to be struck by lightning in the U.S. than to be killed by terrorist attacks while traveling.
“It’s perception that’s important,” Ross said. “Last year, Europe saw the biggest growth of tourism [of any region] in the world.”
The perception of travel security in Europe wouldn’t suggest record numbers—but do keep in mind that the Paris attacks that killed 130 innocent people (many at meeting and event venues) took place in November, so would not have had much time in 2015 to impact travel numbers.
There’s a nice lineup of WTTC sessions
streaming online throughout the day today . (All times in Central Time)
“Breaking Trust: Understanding threat, risk and security”
“A Force for Good: The link between tourism and peace”
“Beyond Hate: Interview with Raisuddin Bhuiyan”
“Leaders’ Perspectives: Pushing the boundaries of responsibility”
“Voice of the Ocean: Keynote speech from Fabien Cousteau”
“Tourism for Tomorrow Awards”
“Technology, automation and humans”
“Leaders’ Perspectives: Balancing technology with the human face of travel and tourism”
“Interview with Darren Huston, president and CEO of The Priceline Group”
“Space Invaders: The rise of the new marketplace”
“Big Horizons: Developments in airline and cruise business”
“City Limits: Modern metropolis, tourism hub or city state?”