The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), reported that it postponed a few weeks its global summit to be held in Cancun, which went from March to April 25 to 27.
“The WTTC, which represents the global private travel and tourism sector, has made the decision to move its global summit from March to April to coincide with the easing of travel restrictions and the beginning of the sector’s recovery,” he said. disclose the agency in a press release.
While Cancun is ready to host the event now, the WTTC is confident that the rescheduling will allow more international participants to participate and help the sector recover. This will be a great opportunity to showcase what Mexico and Cancun have to offer as a destination, as well as the world-class health and safety protocols that have been implemented.
This event will be held in a hybrid format, allowing those who cannot travel to participate virtually in all panels and conferences.
The annual Global Summit of the WTTC is the most important travel and tourism event in the sector, where the presidents, CEO’s and executives of the most important companies in the tourism industry in the world meet with key government leaders to act on the most important issues. important on the global agenda.
Gloria Guevara, President and CEO of the WTTC, said: “As the global deployment of vaccination accelerates and international mobility rules are expected to relax in the coming weeks, more people from key regions will be able to participate and join the conversation for the road to recovery ”.
She assured that the travel and tourism sector has been seriously affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, with more than 174 million jobs lost, which makes the Global Summit more relevant and important than ever.
Regarding the event, the governor of Quintana Roo, Carlos Joaquín González, pointed out that for Cancún and Quintana Roo the world summit will be a great national and international platform, which will allow strengthening the travel and tourism sector in the face of the economic and health situation that it is lived globally.
Carlos Joaquín indicated that, without a doubt, the positioning of the Mexican Caribbean destinations in the international market will decisively help the recovery of the sector.
The governor emphasized that a sun and beach destination with open spaces and that complies with the guidelines of the World Health Organization, offers greater reliability for travelers. In addition to this, the natural wonders, the quality of the tourist infrastructure and service, place Cancun and Quintana Roo in a highly competitive situation in the world travel market.
Source: La Jornada Maya