Argentina receives world leaders in tourism and travel
The WTTC summit breaks the record of the summit; More than 100 CEOs from the main global companies of the travel and tourism industry, 30 tourism ministers and three former presidents, among other personalities, will attend
The 2018 World Summit of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), which will be held this April 18 and 19 in Buenos Aires, Argentina opens its doors to the world bringing together the world's leading leaders of the tourist industry.
This event, the most important globally in the Travel and Tourism sector, brings together important representatives of the public and private sectors. In this edition, the Summit will host more than 100 global CEOs and presidents of the WTTC, 30 tourism ministers, including His Royal Highness Prince Sultan bin Salman, director and President of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage and the HE. Édouard Ngirente, Prime Minister of Rwanda.
At the summit this year, the former presidents and former prime ministers, José María Aznar, Prime Minister, Spain (1996-2004), Felipe Calderón, President of Mexico (2006-2012), and Laura Chinchilla, President of Costa Rica ( 2010- 2014), will discuss the challenges and opportunities for the Travel and Tourism industry within Argentina and in the world, in the context of an ever-changing political landscape.
In conjunction with the Ministry of Tourism of Argentina and the National Institute of Tourism Promotion (INPROTUR), the tourism agency of the City of Buenos Aires, the Argentine Chamber of Tourism, will welcome these leaders who will analyze and debate about the problems and challenges of this industry. Under the slogan "Our people, Our world, Our future", different panels will discuss how tourism can create more sustainable jobs in the face of technological advances, increased environmental pressures and the evolution of security in a world.
Among the speakers are: Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC); Fang Liu, General Secretary of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO); Manuel Muñiz, dean of the Faculty of International Relations, IE University; Zurab Pololikashvili, Secretary General, World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) John Scanlon, Special Envoy, Parks of Africa, and member companies such as AIG Inc., AirBnB, Abercrombie & Kent, Brand USA, Carnival Corporation, China Union Pay, International Airport Dallas Fort Worth, Deloitte & Touche, Dufry AG, HSBC, Hilton, Hotelbeds Group, IATA, IBM, JTB Corp., Marriott International, Mastercard, McKinsey & Company, Thomas Cook Group, The Travel Corporation, Travel Leaders Group, TUI Group , UnionPay, Value Retail and Virtuoso.
Among the participants are: Amadeus IT Group SA, American Airlines, AITO, Beijing Tourist Group, Brand USA, The Coca Cola Company, Emirates Group, Ethihad Aviation Group, Expedia, Google, HSBC, Intercontinental Hotels Group, JLL, National Geographic Partners , Radisson Hotel Group, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., Smithsonian Institution, United Airlines and Virgin Atlantic, among others.
In this regard, Gloria Guevara Manzo, President and CEO of WTTC, commented: "The travel and tourism industry faces important challenges, but the joint work between businessmen and authorities will allow this industry to continue growing for the benefit of the world population, which needs more jobs and welfare. "
The president of the WTTC acknowledged the commitment of the government of Argentina and especially of its president Mauricio Macri to tourism, since the realization of this summit will be a reference for world tourism in the coming years, in addition to Argentina as a superpower of the world tourism. He also commented that around the world the travel and tourism industry generated 313 million jobs during 2017; One in 10 formal jobs and one in each new job generated was created by the tourism and travel industry, demonstrating the strength of the sector.
Complete information about the event, as well as its official program, is available on the official website of the World Tourism and Travel Council: www.wttc.org/summits/the-global-summit-2018/