Published on : Saturday, March 16, 2019
Hosted by the Department of Tourism, Philippines, the four-day event will be held in the Radisson Blu hotel Cebu.
The summit’s programme highlights a one-day conference under the theme ‘Progress with a Purpose’, focusing on fundamental challenges, issues and opportunities concerning the travel and tourism industry.
The Economist global editorial director, Andrew Staples, will make a presentation on the ‘State of the World Economy’, which will be followed by an insights presentation by Professor John Koldowski, a special advisor to the PATA CEO, on the “current and future state of travel and tourism in the Asia Pacific”.
After the presentations, a BBC moderated panel will look at ‘Navigating the Numbers’ in travel.
There would also be various other topics to be discussed during the conference.
Cebu is coming up as a destination that can cater to business and leisure activities side-by-side. While its beaches are a traveller’s dream of a tropical island come true it is also the Philippine’s second largest city.
The city has everything from hotels, shopping malls, entertainment centres, and casinos to golf courses, and it is also credited with being the oldest city in the Philippines steeped in heritage.