In a once in a lifetime event, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) will be hosting its acclaimed Global Summit with a specific focus on the Coronavirus and its effects.
Originally planned for this Spring but inevitably cancelled, the next travel conference will be held in 2021 between 23-25th of March in The Moon Palace Convention Centre (Cancun, Mexico).
The WTTC, a major representant of the private sector in the travel & tourism industry, has partnered with the government of Quintana Roo to hold the event in the safest possible circumstances. The best hygiene protocols will be implemented to ensure that all guests and staff (VIP or not) are out of harm’s way. Top-quality resort cleanliness and regular entrance (temperature & health) checks will highlight Covid-19 protocols, which will be counselled by the lastest scientific news and advice. Moreover, spacious outdoor sessions will be held with a limited number of attendants to uphold the right amount of physical distancing. For those who are not able to be present at the resort, there will be an option to join in virtually. Anyone can join the online conference for free, but there’s a limit of 20,000 registrations available.
WTTC President & CEO, Gloria Guevara, explained the importance for the utmost safety of this special event, and reflected upon the WTTC’s objectives to revive the tourism industry: “Every aspect of the 20th WTTC Global Summit is being explored to ensure it complies with the world’s best available health and hygiene protocols to show with best practice, how major conferences can be held safely and securely in the new normal of the COVID-19 world. WTTC wants the Global Summit to learn from the challenges of the pandemic to showcase how we can use this experience to adapt to COVID-19 and lead the global Travel & Tourism sector back to recovery and save millions of jobs – and thousands of business large and small – which have been thrown into turmoil since the beginning of the year. The stakes in the Travel & Tourism sector could not be higher, so the WTTC platform provides an essential form for the very highest industry leaders and key government representatives to discuss and take action.”