World Tourism Foundation (WTF)

The World Tourism Foundation provides the traveling consumer direct access to the information resources of the official destination marketing organizations around the world. These organizations are recognized and supported by governments and the local tourism suppliers. Proceeds generated from the use of the Network for business or pleasure are distributed to tourism leaders to address the increasing threats and barriers to travel. The World Tourism Foundation views the face-to-face interaction of billions of host and visitors each year as essential to world peace and our mutual journey

(The World Tourism Foundation, ceased operations 2012 after the sudden death of his founder Edward Beauchamp. Formerly in Earlysville/Charlottesville, Virginia, USA; refer to www.herbote.com/_en/ed/index.html)