Tourism leaders condemn terror attack

MADRID, 22 August 2017: Two global travel organisations, UNWTO and WTTC have strongly condemned the latest terrorist attacks in Spain.

UNWTO called it a “heinous attack” perpetrated in the city of Barcelona and expressed heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the innocent victims and to the people and government of Spain.

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) also strongly condemned the attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils.

Taleb Rifai UNWTO Secretary General
Gloria Guevara WTTC President & CEO

WTTC President & CEO Gloria Guevara said: “I am extremely saddened to hear about these callous attacks in Spain, my heart goes out to the victims, their friends, and families.

UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai called it a “cowardly attack against all of us reminding us that we need to be united” as an international community in fighting all acts of terror.

“We are deeply saddened by this act of terror and the tragic loss of innocent lives. In these difficult times, our thoughts are with the families and friends of the victims,” he said.

WTTC noted that Barcelona and Cambrils were two beautiful and strong tourist spots visited by travellers from around the world.

“The Travel & Tourism sector offers its full support to all those impacted – both destinations, Spain, and its people – as it is going through these difficult times.”