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Global tourism luminaries gather in Saudi Arabia to shape the future of travel at the 22nd WTTC Global Summit

  • Economic Recovery, Sustainable Tourism Strategy, Inclusive Employment Approach Dominating Debate in Riyadh
  • Travel professionals around the world consider how to build a stronger, more collaborative future “Journey to a Better Future” theme

Global travel professionals from the public and private sectors will gather in Riyadh for the 22nd World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Global Summit to ensure that travel and tourism are sustainable economic development, new job creation and Discuss how it can help provide positive solutions for local development.

The delegates’ meeting, which will be held in Riyadh from 28 November to 1 December, will take part in a number of key sessions to agree on a joint strategic path to travel and the sector as the theme of the Summit. We will ensure that “journey to a better future” can be realized.

Global travel and tourism industry luminaries including Anthony Capuano, CEO of the world’s largest hotel group, Marriott International; Christopher Nassetta, President and CEO of Hilton; Mark Hopramazian, President and CEO of Hyatt Hotels Corporation; and IHG and one of the representatives. CEO Keith Barr, Chairman and CEO of Accor Sebastian Bazan Federico Gonzalez, President and CEO of Radisson Hotel Group, said:

His Excellency Ahmed Al Khatib – Minister of Tourism_

They will be attended by representatives of tourism organizations around the world representing investors, destination operators, travel agencies and technology companies. These include government officials such as Portugal’s Tourism Minister Rita Marquez, Austria’s Tourism Minister Suzanne Klaus Winkler, and Barbados’ Minister of Tourism and International Transport. Lisa Cummins with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism of the Bahamas. Chester Cooper.

Other notable attendees speaking at the summit include former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and former British Prime Minister Lady Theresa May.

Saudi Arabia’s Tourism Minister His Excellency Ahmed Al Khatib said: What world leaders and changemakers discuss and discuss here in Riyadh will have a profound and lasting impact in ensuring that we journey together for a better future. “

Governing Formal Sessions and Diverse Panel Sessions Reboot the Global Travel and Tourism Sector to Recover from the Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic and Manage Current Geopolitical Challenges Affecting Travel It will be a broad discussion and debate on how to reactivate it. .

One of the key areas of broader conversation during the Summit is the need for the travel and tourism sector to develop an increasingly diversified attraction offering while balancing sustainability and growth and fostering innovation.

Saudi Arabia’s unique and ambitious tourism development strategy is rooted in key destinations, many of which will be built on sustainable platforms powered by renewable energy, such as projects by NEOM and Red Sea Global.

The summit will take place just weeks after COP 27 in Egypt, so striking a delicate balance between creating tourist destinations in some of the most beautiful and pristine places in the world and the needs of the environment is also a challenge for the meeting. It will be the main topic throughout.

With total sustainable investment reaching $35.3 trillion in 2020, the travel and tourism sector is now actively calling for an enhanced framework for measuring environmental impact. This includes looking at ways to reverse biodiversity loss and implement new nature positive tourism, sustainable aviation fuel use, effective waste management systems and reduction of single-use plastics. .

In many developing countries, the tourism industry is one of the largest current and future employers for many people because the sector is generating 126 million new jobs in new and emerging destinations. Because it is expected to create jobs. Summit attendees can expect a vibrant, action-oriented agenda on how to ensure individuals benefit from growth and new infrastructure development, community investment and training.

Other key challenges could relate to how travel can truly be enabled through the implementation of new technologies and innovations for the sector’s continued development, from how we travel to how we pay for our holiday experiences. I have.

Representatives will also explore ways to build a stronger, more collaborative future together. Enhancing the need for shared expertise, knowledge and experience from more developed tourism markets and targeting developing and emerging destinations for mutual economic benefit.

The summit is set to be the most influential travel and tourism event of the year, and attendees can even participate virtually

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