Following the huge success of the three-day Cancun Global Summit, World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) announced Manila, capital of the Philippines, will be the host of its next Global Summit, with dates to be confirmed.
The world leaders of the private travel and tourism industry used the prestigious forum to share their experiences from the last 12 devastating months, which had ravaged the Travel & Tourism sector and discussed how together they could safely restart international travel, whilst looking to an even more sustainable and inclusive future of the sector.
In a world-first, WTTC organised the event for the first time since the outbreak of the pandemic - with tens of thousands more joining virtually - while complying with strict world-class health and hygiene protocols. Regular testing was made available for all delegates attending for the duration of the summit to ensure their safety was paramount.
Gloria Guevara, WTTC President & CEO said: “We concluded our Global Summit here in Cancun, confident that together we can revive a sector which will generate the world’s economic recovery and bring people back together thanks to the amazing benefits international Travel & Tourism can bring. “I would like to thank Chris Nassetta for his dedication and commitment over the past three years. He has been instrumental in making WTTC what it is today. “Now we embark on a new chapter with Arnold Donald as WTTC’s next Chair and look forward to our next Global Summit which will take place in Manila in the Philippines later this year.”
Also, Carnival Cruise CEO Arnold Donald is named as WTTC’s new Chair Arnold Donald, President & CEO of Carnival Corporation has been named as the new Chair of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). The announcement was made at the Global Annual Summit of WTTC in Cancun, Mexico. Donald will succeed Chris Nssetta, President & CO of Hilton to the Chair of the WTTC.