The World Travel & Tourism Council expects record numbers to attend its global summit in Seville this week.

More than 1,500 delegates from over 50 countries are expected for the event which carries the theme of ‘Changemakers’.

The summit runs from tomorrow until Thursday including 100 global travel sector CEOs and more than 100 speakers.

WTTC president and CEO Gloria Guevara said: “The WTTC global summit will be the most important travel and tourism event of 2019 and fitting recognition of a sector which contributed 10.4% to global GDP last year and supported 319 million jobs across the world last year.

“A record number of delegates as well as private-sector leaders, government delegations and journalists from around the world will define and shape the future of our sector and recognise the ideas which will make it happen.

“The global summit will put the global tourism spotlight on Seville, Andalucia and Spain.

“Our delegates together control hundreds of billions of euros of investment and anyone wanting to know what the future of our sector looks like should come to the WTTC global summit.”