WTTC reschedules global summit in Manila

The World Travel & Tourism Council has put back its annual global summit by a month.

The event, originally due to take place in March, will now be held in Manila, Philippines, on April 20-22.

The 21st summit will be hosted in Metro Manila in-person, with a global audience joining virtually, with key speakers to be announced shortly.

WTTC president and chief executive Julia Simpson said: “As countries around the world begin to unlock the door to travel, we have taken the decision to reschedule our global summit by just a few short weeks. This will enable more international participants to join us in Manila and help guide and lead the sector as we head towards economic recovery.

“Our global summit is the most influential travel and tourism event in the calendar. We are looking forward seeing our members, industry leaders and key government representatives gather in Manila in April to continue our efforts in safely restoring international travel.”

Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, secretary of the Philippines Department of Tourism, added: “The WTTC global summit will be a significant opportunity for us to showcase the preparations that we have put in place for our eventual reopening to international visitors.

“Tourism has always provided us with endless opportunities. The reopening of our destinations and borders amid the pandemic is crucial to sustaining the livelihood of the millions who depend on travel and tourism. We are looking forward to being your gracious host in Manila as we navigate the next normal in the travel industry.”

The 22nd WTTC Global Summit will be held in Saudi Arabia ‘at the end of 2022’.

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