WTTC Global Summit Speaker Lineup Announced

Caribbean News…
20 March 2021 9:46pm
Joaquin Gonzalez and Gloria Guevara

The World Travel & Tourism Council is delighted to announce “Uniting the World for Recovery" as the key theme for its annual Global Summit, taking place in Cancun, Mexico next month. 

WTTC, which represents the global Travel & Tourism private sector, is all set to host its highly anticipated 20th Global Summit on April 25-27, in the popular Mexican resort town of Cancun.

The world is seeing progress with vaccine rollouts, digital passes becoming more normalised and an increased regularity of health and hygiene measures that signal that countries are preparing for the restart of international travel through all the right measures and protocols. 

Therefore, this is the perfect time for the summit to happen, and it will be the ideal platform to discuss the recovery of the sector which has been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

At a press conference in Cancun, Gloria Guevara, WTTC President & CEO and Carlos Joaquín González, Governor of the State of Quintana Roo, announced that speakers from all corners of the globe will be taking part, including business leaders from Carnival Corporation, Hilton, Marriott, Meliá, Airbnb, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, Expedia Group, Iberia, Japan Airlines, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Trip.com and Internova among others.

During the press conference, WTTC also announced that Former President of Colombia and 2016 Nobel Peace Prize winner Juan Manuel Santos, will be taking to the stage during the Global Summit.

WTTC is also delighted to announce a number of key initiatives related to the Travel & Tourism sector will be presented at the Global Summit. The new initiatives will focus on sustainability, the digital agenda, social impact of Travel & Tourism, and women’s empowerment.

The global tourism body will launch its ‘Women Empowerment Declaratory’ at the Global Summit, at which it hopes its 200 private sector Members will join. The women’s initiative is being launched to focus on defining and influencing policies that can help empower women from all walks of life and ensure recovery efforts reach women around the world. The initiative will also work to reduce the gender gap in Travel & Tourism. 

The event, which will take place in a hybrid format, allowing those unable to travel to benefit from the content virtually, is taking place at the Moon Palace Convention Centre in the heart of the resort.

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