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The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) unveils its first spherical of confirmed speakers for its upcoming Global Summit to be hosted by Saudi Arabia, which incorporates leaders from among the world’s largest Travel & Tourism companies, Saudi officers, and tourism ministers from all over the world.
Taking place on the magnificent King Abdul Aziz International Conference Centre in Riyadh from 28 November to 1 December, the worldwide tourism physique’s extremely anticipated 22nd Global Summit is probably the most influential Travel & Tourism occasion on the calendar.
Under the theme “Travel for a Better Future” the occasion will give attention to the worth of the sector, not solely to the worldwide economic system, however to the planet and communities all over the world.
During the Global Summit, business leaders and worldwide authorities officers from throughout the globe will collect in Riyadh to proceed aligning efforts to assist the sector’s restoration and deal with the challenges the long run poses to make sure a safer, extra resilient, inclusive, and sustainable Travel & Tourism sector.
Business leaders set to take to the stage embody Arnold Donald, Vice Chair of the Board of Carnival Corporation and WTTC Chair; Anthony Capuano, CEO, Marriott International; Paul Griffiths, CEO, Dubai International Airports; Christopher Nassetta, President and CEO, Hilton; Matthew Upchurch, President & CEO, Virtuoso, and Jerry Inzerillo, Group CEO, Diriyah Gate Development Authority, amongst others.
Julia Simpson, WTTC President & CEO, stated: “We are delighted to have such influential speakers already confirmed for our Global Summit in Riyadh.
“The authorities of Saudi Arabia has been instrumental in the restoration of the Global Travel & Tourism sector following two years of disaster, and we’re delighted to be taking our Global Summit to the Kingdom this 12 months.
“Set to become a major tourist destination, our latest research shows that Saudi Arabia’s Travel & Tourism sector will surpass pre-pandemic levels next year and will see the fastest growth across the Middle East over the next decade.”
His Excellency Ahmed Al Khateeb, Saudi Arabia Minister of Tourism, stated: “WTTC will arrive in Riyadh as tourism enters a brand new period of restoration. Bringing collectively international leaders from each the private and non-private sector, the Summit shall be basic in constructing the higher, brighter future the sector deserves.
“There is no doubt our ambitious investment, sustainability and travel experience goals can be realized through global collaboration and WTTC’s Global Summit in Riyadh will provide a platform for these important conversations, while ensuring visitors enjoy the hospitality and opportunities of one of the world’s fastest growing tourism destinations.”
The occasion can even welcome authorities speakers similar to Secretary Rita Marques, Secretary of State for Tourism Portugal; the Hon. Isaac Chester Cooper, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments and Aviation Bahamas; Sen. the Hon. Lisa Cummins, Minister of Tourism and International Transport Barbados; Mrs. Fatima Al Sairafi, Minister of Tourism Bahrain; the Hon. Susanne Kraus-Winkler, State Secretary for Tourism Austria; the Hon. Mitsuaki Hoshino, Vice Commissioner Japan Tourism Agency, and H.E. Mehmet Nuri Ersoy, Minister of Culture and Tourism Turkey, amongst others.
Government officers from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia can even deal with delegates on the Global Summit. They embody His Royal Highness Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman Al Saud, Minister of Energy; His Excellency Ahmed Al Khateeb, Minister of Tourism, and Her Highness Princess Haifa Al Saud, Vice Minister of Tourism.
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