Hybrid WTTC summit set for April

LONDON, 17 February 2021: World Travel & Tourism Council’s 20th Global Summit, will now take place in April one month later than initially planned.

The Global Summit is being organised in partnership with the Government of Quintana Roo in Mexico and will be held in Cancun, Mexico from 25 to 27 April.

WTTC, which represents the global Travel & Tourism private sector, has decided to move its Global Summit from March into April to coincide with the expected relaxation of travel restrictions and the beginning of the sector’s recovery.

While Cancun is ready to host the Global Summit now, the international organisation is confident that rescheduling the event will enable more international participants to take part and help lead the sector into recovery.

The Global Summit will be an opportunity to showcase what both Mexico and Cancun have to offer as a destination, along with the world-class health and safety protocols that have been implemented to host such an event.

The event will take place in a hybrid format, allowing those unable to travel to benefit from the content virtually.

WTTC’s annual Global Summit draws the highest-level industry leaders to meet with key government leaders to act on the global agenda’s biggest and most important issues.

WTTC President & CEO, Gloria Guevara said: “While Cancun is ready to host our Global Summit as planned, we believe that moving the event back by just a few weeks, will enable people from many more regions around the world to attend the event, in beautiful Cancun, one of the most popular destinations in the world.

“As the global vaccination roll out picks up the pace and with international mobility rules expected to be relaxed over the coming weeks, more people from key regions will be able to participate and add to the conversation for the path to recovery.

“Those unable to attend the event in person will be able to join virtually from anywhere in the world.”