Svend Leirvaag

Let’s make accessible travel a reality

More than two billion people around the world have accessibility needs due to disability, temporary or permanent,...

Travel industry must come together against climate change

2017 is the UNWTO’s year of sustainable tourism for development and we are happy to be part of it. I was also...

Make 2017 the year of collaborative action towards sustainable travel and tourism

Sustainability means meeting the requirements of the current generation, without reducing the opportunities...


What you measure is what you get – shaping a sustainable future for travel and tourism

2017 is UNWTO’s International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. Travel & Tourism...

Investing in universal accessibility is a major opportunity for all

During World Tourism Day 2016 celebrations in Bangkok, I had the opportunity to share how we are working...

Ten-T Days 2016: Developing the trans-European transport network

Key stakeholders from the European Commission and transport industry gathered in Rotterdam for the TEN-T...


Collaboration drives success

As announced here at the IATA AGM in Dublin today, Amadeus has been certified by IATA on NDC-XML. ...

Three global travel trends set to drive change in the Russian travel and tourism industry

At the Wings of Russia International Aviation Forum in Moscow, I spoke about three global trends,...

Towards a richer content future at WPS

The theme of IATA World Passenger Symposium, which kicks off in Hamburg next week, seems very apt: “Innovating...


Technology travels east across the Bosphorus Bridge at World Tourism Forum in Istanbul

The tourism industry’s centre of gravity is shifting to the east. Last week’s discussions at the World...

€200,000 raised for UNICEF in first year of Iberia–Amadeus micro-donation engine partnership

Iberia.com customers have donated more than €200,000 to UNICEF through an Amadeus-powered micro-donation...

Travels’ new frontiers and potential digital dilemmas highlight G20 event in Australia

There was a very vibrant and thought provoking discussion among global tourism leaders, including Amadeus,...