The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) condemns in the strongest terms the attack on Istanbul Ataturk Airport yesterday and extends its condolences to all those affected by it.
David Scowsill, President and CEO, said ”Again we find ourselves having to express condolences to victims of a horrendous act of terrorism. The Council stands behind the Turkish government in managing this devastating incident.
The attack is a further blow to Turkey’s tourism sector, which in 2015 contributed 13% of GDP and generated 2 million jobs. While our research shows that tourism is extremely resilient in the face of terrorism, this latest incident will undoubtedly have far reaching impacts. The international community, both private and public sectors, must come together in support of Turkey to ensure that as a destination it can rebound and thrive in the future.