Published on : Tuesday, April 27, 2021
The World Travel and Tourism Council is organizing its annual Global Summit in Cancun, Mexico. Postponed from last October due to Covid-19 pandemic, it is taking place not just to remind governments of the importance of the travel and tourism sector, but also to show that a large-scale event can take place safely.
The event is being held at the Moon Palace in Cancun, and attendees are spread out among two of the three hotels on the site: Sunrise and the Grand (the third is currently closed) with all safety protocols in place.
The summit is being held under the theme, ‘Uniting the World for Recovery’, and it is described by Gloria Guevara, WTTC President and CEO, as ‘The Davos of travel and tourism”.
The summit attracted big names from the travel and tourism industry. There were 600 attendees, including Global CEOs of Hilton (Chris Nassetta) and Carnival Corporation (Arnold Donald), along with the Tourism ministers of Spain, Greece, Portugal, Mexico, Honduras and Saudi Arabia among others.