The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) 21st Global Summit earlier slated in March in Manila, has been moved to April 20-22 this year.
The travel and tourism event, is expected to draw more than 600 tourism executives from across the world. It will be hosted in-person, with a global audience joining virtually.
Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said the summit would be a “significant opportunity” for the Philippines to showcase the preparations it has put in place for the country’s eventual reopening to international visitors.
“Tourism has always provided us with endless opportunities. The reopening of our destinations and borders amid the pandemic is crucial to sustaining the livelihood of the millions who depend on travel and tourism. We are looking forward to being your gracious host in Manila as we navigate the next normal in the travel industry,” she added.
WTTC president and CEO Julia Simpson said the event has been moved to a later date to enable more international participants to join in person.
“As countries around the world begin to unlock their doors to travel, we have taken the decision to reschedule our Global Summit by just a few short weeks. This will enable more international participants to join us in Manila and help guide and lead the sector as we head towards economic recovery,” Simpson said.
“Our Global Summit is the most influential Travel & Tourism event in the calendar. We look forward to seeing our Members, industry leaders and key government representatives gather in Manila in April to continue our efforts in safely restoring international travel,” she added.
The WTTC Global Summit is regarded as the most influential travel and tourism event, gathering key tourism government representatives and stakeholders to continue aligning efforts to support the sector’s recovery.
The WTTC held its 20th Global Summit in Cancun, Mexico last year.