The World Travel and Tourism Summit is officially launched

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The World Travel and Tourism Summit is officially launched
Thu March 18, 2021

Governor Carlos Joaquín and the President of the WTTC, Gloria Guevara Manzo, held a press conference to announce details of the event to be held in Cancun

The global private sector, represented in the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC for its acronym in English), reaffirmed its trust and support to the government of Quintana Roo for the realization of the World Summit of the WTTC, from April 25 to 27 in Cancun, which, under the slogan "Uniting the World for Recovery", will be the platform for the recovery of the sector.

Carlos Joaquín, governor of Quintana Roo, and Gloria Guevara Manzo, president and CEO of the WTTC, affirmed at a press conference that tourism is ready to restart the recovery process and released the details of the global meeting, which will be held in a hybrid in two aspects: with 600 delegates in person and more than 30 thousand remotely, through a digital platform.

"Cancun is ready for the celebration of the World Travel and Tourism Summit," Governor Carlos Joaquín reported today at the joint press conference with WTTC President Gloria Guevara Manzo.

“It is the right time for, in Cancun, Quintana Roo, to start the recovery, not only of tourism in Mexico, but also of tourism around the world. Our event will mark the way for the recovery of 100 million jobs this year in the travel and tourism sector, which has been severely hit by the covid-19 pandemic, ”said Guevara Manzo.

For this, national and international tourists must assume the responsibility of taking care of themselves by reinforcing and adopting health measures, habits and customs such as the use of face masks and healthy distance, and avoid mass meetings.

Governor Carlos Joaquín stressed that this summit is important for Quintana Roo, both in terms of promotion and attraction of investments so that tourism generates benefits, with more better paid jobs for all Quintana Roo residents.

"Tourism, in addition to generating wealth, has to promote social development that allows reducing inequalities, alleviating poverty and empowering women in the sector, from the economic, equality, justice, security point of view", Carlos Joaquín explained.

At this summit, a worldwide declaration for the empowerment of women in tourism will be signed and launched, an issue promoted by the governor of Quintana Roo and in which the public and private sectors will participate.

During the announcement of the World Travel and Tourism Summit, together the governor Carlos Joaquín and the president of the WTTC Gloria Guevara announced that it will be the first face-to-face event at the international level and a global example of how a event safely and responsibly.

Quintana Roo was one of the first destinations in the world to adopt hygiene and safety protocols, and to receive the Safe Travel seal. These protocols served as an example to more than 260 destinations that have followed this model.

Gloria Guevara highlighted the trust that exists in Cancun and in the leadership of Carlos Joaquín, which confirms the presence of more than 50 CEOs and Speakers at this summit.

Government leaders and ministers of both foreign relations and tourism from Spain, France, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Peru and the United States will also be present.

Around 600 delegates from around the world will participate in person and more than 30,000 remotely.

Representatives from 70 countries will be able to observe the different conferences through a digital platform.


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