Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions (“Terms”) were last updated: 12 April 2019

Accessing our site

1. Who we are

World Travel & Tourism Council Limited (company number 02506591) of The Harlequin Building, 65 Southwark Street, London, SE1 0HR (“WTTC”), provides the content on this website (www.wttc.org), other WTTC websites, and third-party sites on which it maintains a presence (“WTTC Websites”) in support of its mission to inform governments and wider society of the enormous economic and social benefit that travel and tourism brings to the world community.

2. When these terms apply

Please read these Terms before using WTTC Websites. Whenever you use WTTC Websites you agree to these Terms.

You are also agreeing to our:

  • Privacy Policy
  • Cookie Policy

If you do not agree to these Terms, you must not use WTTC Websites or use any of our Content.

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold WTTC, its affiliates, agents, suppliers and licensors harmless from all claims, causes of action, allegations, costs, expenses, fees (including reasonable attorneys’ fees), judgments, liabilities, losses, and damages arising from or relating to any breach of these Terms or your use of the WTTC Websites.

Using our content

3. Our intellectual property rights

The content and design of the WTTC Website, which consists of text, images, audio, video, drawings, photographs and other artwork, maps, diagrams, databases, design, codes and software (“Content”), is copyright of WTTC and its licensors. All such rights are reserved.

Any use of WTTC Content, other than described in Section 4 (Our Content – what you can do) is strictly prohibited without written permission of WTTC. Nothing on the WTTC Websites shall be construed as granting any license to use any WTTC Content, or any other artistic work, displayed on the WTTC Websites. If you would like to discuss licensing of WTTC Content, please use the contact form to send us a message.

Some Content is in the public domain and some Content is protected by third party rights, such as copyright, trademark, rights of publicity, privacy, and contractual restrictions. WTTC offers no guarantee or assurance that pertinent information about the third party rights status of the Content is provided on WTTC Websites or that the information is correct in each circumstance. It is your responsibility to determine what permission(s) you need in order to use the Content in line with these Terms and, if necessary, to obtain such permission.

You may not use or reproduce or allow anyone to use or reproduce any trademarks owned by us (such as “WORLD TRAVEL & TOURISM COUNCIL” and logo or other trade names appearing on WTTC Websites) for any reason without written permission of WTTC.

4. Our Content - what you can do

All WTTC Website Content is strictly for personal, non-commercial use only, unless you have our permission to use it otherwise.

Personal use

You may retrieve Content on your computer screen or mobile device, print off one copy, and download extracts of any page(s) from the WTTC Website for your personal non-commercial use and you may draw attention of others within your organisation to Content posted.

Content may be shared on your personal website, blog or social media page, provided:

I. You include sufficient acknowledgment of the title and author of the work. WTTC requires that the acknowledgment be in the following form “© World Travel & Tourism Council [insert title and date of work]. All rights reserved.”;

II. You do not remove any copyright, trademark, or other notices that are placed in or near the Content you use;

III. You do not use the Content to promote, advertise, or sell your own products or services or for any other commercial or unauthorised purpose; and

IV. You comply with any terms or restrictions that may be applicable to the Content.

Academic research

You may quote, describe or include a copy of the Content in a research paper or other academic work, provided:

I. You include sufficient acknowledgment of the title and author of the work;

II. You do not remove any copyright, trademark, or other notices that are placed in or near the Content you use; and

III. You comply with any terms or restrictions that may be applicable to the Content.

Downloads by invitation

Where a link is provided on the WTTC Websites for the download by invitation of a digital publication, by way of example a Portable Document Format (PDF) file, then the permitted use of that Content shall be defined by the copyright law of the United Kingdom and any licence statement appearing on or associated with that download.

If you print off, copy or download any part of our site in breach of these Terms, your right to use our Website will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

Terms of Access

5. We may make changes to these Terms

WTTC reserves the right to change these Terms from time to time without notice; changes shall be effective upon posting. Please check back regularly for updates. Failure of WTTC to enforce any of these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such Terms.

6. We may make changes to our site

WTTC may update and change the WTTC Websites, the Content or how the Content is served from time to time without notice.

7. We may suspend or withdraw our site

WTTC cannot guarantee uninterrupted access to the WTTC Websites, any interactive features or the websites to which they link. We may suspend, withdraw or discontinue serving all or any part of the WTTC Websites. We shall not be liable to you if for any reason the WTTC Websites are unavailable or are withdrawn at any time or for any period. You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to the WTTC Websites.

8. Do not rely on information on our site

The Content is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on our site.

The Content is provided “as is” without representations, warranties or guarantees of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular use, and/or non-infringement. WTTC shall not be responsible or liable for any damage that may occur due to your use of WTTC Websites or downloading any Content from the WTTC Websites.

The Website may include information and materials uploaded by other users of the Website, including to bulletin boards and chat rooms. This information and these materials have not been verified or approved by us. The views expressed by other users on our Website do not represent our views or values.

9. Uploading content to our Website

Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload content to our Website, you must comply with the Acceptable use section below.

You warrant that any such contribution does comply with those standards, and you will be liable to us and indemnify us for any breach of that warranty. This means you will be responsible for any loss or damage we suffer as a result of your breach of warranty.

Any content you upload to our Website will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. You retain all of your ownership rights in your content, but you are required to grant us a royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual licence to use, store and copy that content and to distribute and make it available to third parties.

We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any content posted or uploaded by you to our Website constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.

We have the right to remove any posting you make on our Website if, in our opinion, your post does not comply with the content standards set out in the Acceptable use section below.

10. Our responsibility for loss or damage suffered by you

WTTC, or our licensors, will not be liable for indirect, special, incidental, and/or consequential damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of business profits, business interruption, loss of business information or other pecuniary loss) that may arise directly or indirectly from the use of (or failure to use) or reliance on the WTTC Sites or Content, even if WTTC has been advised of the possibility that such damages may arise. WTTC does not guarantee the accuracy of Content or that WTTC Sites are free from viruses or other contaminating or destructive properties.

11. We are not responsible for websites we link to

The WTTC Sites may contain links to other third party sites for information only. Such links should not be interpreted as approval by us of those linked websites or information you may obtain from them.

WTTC has no control over the contents of those sites or resources.

12. Rules about linking to our site

Linking is an important feature that facilitates searching and making connections among websites. If you link to the WTTC Websites, you must do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.

You must establish a link using our logo on your website and you agree to present the link in a manner that does not give the impression that WTTC endorses, whether expressly or implicitly, any products, services or opinions provided on your website and that the link contain a clearly written notice that the user is leaving your website and accessing another.

We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

13. Acceptable use

You may only use the WTTC Websites for lawful purposes. You may not use the WTTC Websites:

I. In any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation;

II. In any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect; or

III. To knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information or adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.

You also agree:

I. Not to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of the WTTC Websites save where expressly permitted to do so by these Terms; and

II. Not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt any part of the WTTC Websites, any equipment or network on which the WTTC Websites are stored, any software used in the provision of the WTTC Websites or any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party in the provision of the WTTC Websites.

14. Applicable law

These Terms are governed by the law of England and Wales, and are subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

15. Contact

Please contact us if you have any questions in relation to these Terms.

Registration for WTTC Events

16.General terms

WTTC events are reserved exclusively for WTTC Members and invited guests. Invitations and registration for our events cannot be transferred.

There is no registration fee for WTTC events unless stated otherwise. Registration for the Global Summit specifically covers all Summit activities and documentation, and all meals during the Summit’s official programme.

The final date for the acceptance of your registration for WTTC events will be notified via email - registrations received after this date will not be accepted.

There is limited capacity for WTTC events – registrations received after the capacity limit has been reached may be refused without prior notice. Any registration may be revoked by WTTC for due cause, and its decision will be final in this matter.

17. Registration process

Upon submission of your registration, you will be sent a message confirming receipt of your registration for this event to the address indicated on your registration. Your registration will only be complete when you receive this confirmation.

Admission to WTTC events requires that all registered delegates wear a name badge to gain admission to the business and social sessions within the event. Specifically, for the Global Summit, registered delegates are required to produce their passport or Government issued photographic identity document as proof of identity and consent to security search processes.

18. Travel and accommodation

Delegates to WTTC events are responsible for arranging and paying for their own travel and accommodation. From time to time, without liability, WTTC may communicate the offer of discounted pricing for travel and accommodation from third party providers, for which delegates may be eligible. WTTC accepts no related liabilities for the use of these third-party providers.

For the Global Summit, WTTC may institute complimentary, ex gratia airport transfers for registered delegates staying at an officially designated event hotel. It will communicate arrangements for this by email to registered delegates, or through the WTTC website. Use of complimentary transfer transportation is at the delegate’s own risk and WTTC accepts no related liabilities.

19. Changes to, or cancellation of event

WTTC will communicate any changes in the published programme via amendments to its website. Registered delegates will be informed by email in case of event cancellation. WTTC accepts no liability for expenses incurred by delegates in the case of event changes or cancellation.

20. Travel documentation, health, customs and currency regulations

It is the delegate’s responsibility to acquaint themselves and comply with the prevailing regulations at the time of the WTTC event imposed by the event host nation and any transit destinations in respect of any limitations to travel, as exampled by travel documentation, health, customs and currency regulations.

Where stated, WTTC may provide delegates with limited assistance by way of links to visa facilitation services and may also provide corroborative documentation. Such assistance is provided ex gratia, and WTTC accepts no liability for the services provided.

21. Privacy

By registering for a WTTC event, you are providing your consent (and that of your Assistant, if an address has been provided) that we may email you with information relevant to your participation. We may invite you to other WTTC activities that may be of interest to you – but in such cases, you will always have the possibility to decline.

In addition, you acknowledge and accept that your name, job title and organisation will be visible in official listings of delegates and will be shared with participating attendees and event partners upon request. You might appear in photographs and video footage taken by WTTC and attending media during the event. Some of this content might be published and used in communications and reports in relation to WTTC activities. If you participate verbally in any spoken interviews or debates, you agree to share any intellectual property contained therein under a Creative Commons licence by attribution.

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