Representatives of the private sector will meet with the G20 tourism
More than 40 CEO's members of the WTTC will participate in a meeting with Ministers of Tourism of the 20 global powers
For the first time in the history of the G20, the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) will hold a high-level meeting in which more than 40 CEOs of the main international tourism companies and the Tourism Ministers of the 20 main powers, to analyze coordination mechanisms that allow the recovery of millions of jobs that have been lost due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic in the world.
Gloria Guevara Manzo, President and CEO of the WTTC, recognized the leadership of the Minister of Tourism of Saudi Arabia, Ahmed Agil Alkhateeb, to hold this important meeting with the global private sector and Ministers of Tourism, to establish coordinated actions for the recovery of the sector.
It should be noted that this is the first time that the G20 invites the private sector to participate in an official meeting. The G20 is the best platform to drive international collaboration, which is why the WTTC welcomes this unprecedented opportunity.
The WTTC has fought to implement coordinated actions at a global level, which allow the recovery of Tourism, an activity that in 2019 contributed 10.3% of global GDP and 1 in 10 jobs (330 million). Furthermore, of all the new jobs created in the last five years, one in four corresponds to the travel and tourism sector.
According to the latest WTTC estimates, 197 million jobs will be lost by the end of 2020, unless the necessary measures are taken to avoid it and work as a team for the recovery of the sector.
In the meeting, which will be held this Wednesday, October 7 in Saudi Arabia, entrepreneurs will participate such as: Alex Zozaya, Executive Chairman of Apple Leisure; Gibran Chapur, Executive Vice President of Palace Resorts; Arnold Donald from Carnival Cruises; Tadashi Fuijita, from Japan Airlines; Alex Cruz, from British Airways; Gabriel Escarrer, from Meliá; Fritz Joussen, from TUI; Paul Griffiths of Dubai Airport; Chris Nassetta, President and CEO of the Hilton, and Federico González-Tejer, President and CEO of Rasisson Hotel Group.
Also participating will be Greg O´Hara, from Certares / AMEX GBT; Kurt Ekert, from CWT; Jane Sun of CTRIP; Puneet Chathwal of the Indian Hotels Company; Keith Barr of IHG; Pierfrancesco Vago, from MSC; Jerry Inzerillo, from DGDA, and Sultan Al-Otaibi, from Dur Hospitality, among others.