The Minister of Tourism of Argentina advanced details of the WTTC
Gustavo Santos received the media for tourism professionals and revealed the planning of the events. He also made a panning about the present and future of the Argentine market
Gustavo Santos, Minister of Tourism of Argentina, brought together the specialized media to detail how the WTTC will take place, an event that is being held in his country for the first time. The same as the seat of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires on April 18 and 19.
This edition is organized jointly with the Ministry of Tourism of Argentina and the National Institute for Tourism Promotion (INPROTUR), the tourism agency of the city of Buenos Aires and the Argentine Chamber of Tourism. This year's theme will be "Our people, our world, our future", thus aligning with the priorities of the Argentine presidency of the G20 in 2018.
During the Summit, we will discuss how the sector is preparing for the "work of tomorrow" that is increasingly driven by technology. In addition to reflecting on the contribution of the sector to the objectives of Sustainable Development.
The needs to continue with the growth of Travel and Tourism will also be explored: the use of technology such as biometrics to increase travel safety and thereby facilitate travel, better growth management, the industry's response to climate change and increase resilience in the face of crises due to pandemics and natural disasters.
It will have the participation of public and private sector speakers, as well as academics and international organizations that will provide an important vision on the needs to forge a common future for travel and tourism.
Santos said that from April 16 to 19 will be transcendent days for Argentina and that the country will have visibility on a large scale, not only because the tourism summit will take place in this geography, but also because of the investments that will be announced in this framework as He did in previous meetings in which the country of celebration coincided with the presentation of major projects.
According to the Argentine minister, this edition of the WTTC points to the future of employment in the sector, to the resilience of the industry in the face of crises, actions under climate change and other axes that will guide the leading voices of the private sector and references of the public sector .
They will be lecturing in this framework, figures such as Peter Fankhauser, CEO of Thomas Cook Group; Christopher J. Nassetta, CEO of Hilton; Miguel Frasquilho chairman of TAP Group, Joan Vilá, president of Hotelbeds; José María Aznar, former president of Spain, Felipe Calderón Hinojosa, former president of Mexico and Laura Chinchilla Miranda, former president of Costa Rica, among many others.