Mexico Hosts WTTC Americas Summit with Notable Opinion Leaders such as Peter Greenberg
On May 16-18, Mexico will host the Americas Summit of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) which will unite for the first time travel and tourism leaders from across the Western Hemisphere in Mexico's Riviera Maya. Industry representatives from the public and private sectors, NGOs and the media will convene for a unique networking forum.
The event will be the first in a series of WTTC regional summits and will explore commonalities and challenges throughout the travel and tourism industry in the Americas while identifying opportunities for growth and collaboration. The Summit will attract delegates from across the Americas, including Central America, The Caribbean, South America and North America.
Speakers will include Ministers of Tourism from around the world including Secretary Gloria Guevara of Mexico; US Deputy Secretary of State, Thomas Nides; Taleb Rifai, Secretary-General of the UN World Tourism Organization; executives from hotels, airlines, tour operators and travel agencies; and key opinion leaders from the media such as CBS’ travel editor Peter Greenberg.
“Mexico is the perfect host for the Americas Summit,” said David Scowsill, president and CEO of the WTTC according to a recent Travel Daily News article. Scowsill added, “Mexico has rightly put Travel & Tourism at the heart of its economy as a generator of employment, export income and GDP. Holding the Americas Summit in Mexico just one month before the G20 meeting of world leaders will place Travel & Tourism among the most important topics being discussed in Los Cabos."
Mexico will also host the United Nations World Tourism Organization's T20 meeting of tourism ministers in the Mexican city of Merida on May 15-16.