Next week, the World Travel and Tourism Council will hold a summit in Brazil. The theme of the meeting is Real Partnerships -- Energizing Economies because, as WTTC President and CEO Jean-Claude Baumgarten said, tough times require enhanced cooperation between the public and private sectors. "The WTTC has always advocated a partnership between public and private sectors, because the travel and tourism industry is deeply linked with economic growth," Baumgarten said. This Travel Weekly article details how the global economic downturn is affecting the various travel sectors, including travel agents, airlines, hotels, cruise lines, travel-technology companies, car-rental companies and tour operators.
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