World Travel and Tourism Council plans to hold global summit in autumn

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The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), which represents the global travel and tourism private sector, and the Government of Quintana Roo in Mexico, have announced that the 20th Global Summit will take place in the autumn of 2020. 

WTTC’s annual global summit is the most influential travel and tourism event in the calendar, where the highest-level industry leaders meet with key government representatives to take action on the biggest and most important issues across the international agenda.

The 2020 Global Summit will take place in Cancun in early autumn, giving the travel and tourism sector time to recover from the current COVID-19 outbreak and its impact. 

WTTC President and CEO Gloria Guevara said: “We stand in solidarity with governments, countries and organisations which are being affected by COVID-19 and look forward to hosting our global summit in the autumn. This will provide a global platform to discuss the sector’s recovery and future plans.”

Quintana Roo Governor Carlos Joaquin said: “Cancun and the State of Quintana Roo are continuing to plan a full schedule of events, meetings and conventions against the global backdrop of COVID-19. We have no COVID-19 cases but stand ready to support those around the world. We look forward to hosting the 20th WTTC Global Summit in the autumn and ensuring it is the most successful global summit ever.”