Secretary of Tourism of Mexico participates in the closing of the WTTC Global Summit
Where on behalf of President López Obrador, he thanked the leaders of the Council, speakers, members, delegates and guests for contributing to a new beginning of sustainable and responsible tourism
The Secretary of Tourism of the Government of Mexico, Miguel Torruco Marqués, participated in the closing ceremony of the twentieth edition of the World Summit of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), which is held in Cancun, Quintana Roo, in where on behalf of the president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, he thanked the leaders of the Council, speakers, members, delegates and guests, "for the great work they have done to contribute to a new beginning of sustainable and responsible tourism."
With the presence of Carlos Joaquín González, governor of Quintana Roo; Gloria Guevara Manzo, president and CEO of the WTTC; and Christopher Nassetta, President of the WTTC and CEO of Hilton, Secretary Torruco Marqués argued that the travel industry has always evolved, innovated and demonstrated that, even against all odds, “as we are all facing today, this transformative industry will always find a way to embrace the spirit of discovery. "
He argued that cities that have hosted this WTTC Summit, such as Buenos Aires and Seville, now Cancun and the Philippines next, have something in common, for which it is necessary to remember the way of traveling in the 16th century. “We can remember the great visionary who widened horizons and found the way to unite people on most continents: the Portuguese Fernando de Magallanes, his famous trips and expeditions leaving Seville, around the southern hemisphere through the coasts. from Southamerica; around Tierra del Fuego and reaching the Asian continent, exactly in the Philippines ”.
He stressed that what was called at that time the "Great maritime voyage in the age of discovery" went so far as to demonstrate that the world is global, that the passion to discover and travel is part of the heart and spirit of humanity.
Before the world private tourism sector, he assured that "we will practice what we preach", building links towards the next summit in the Philippines. And he emphasized: Mexico and the Philippines have a lot in common.
He pointed out that Spanish was our shared language for some time. But we also have music in common, gastronomy, love for family and, of course, making visitors feel at home.
Secretary Torruco Marqués recalled that from the port of Acapulco with the Manila Galleon, also called the "Nao de China", the exchange of silver, gold, silk, spices and many other goods came to unite Mexico and the Americas with Manila , Philippines, and Asian regions. "We hope that all of you give yourself the opportunity to experience the great hospitality and ancient culture of our country," he said.
Finally, he expressed: “I would like to say that these three days will remain etched in our memory forever. This WTTC summit has marked a before and after, and all of us present here have witnessed the starting signal of the new era of world tourism and its frank recovery”.