Published on Tuesday, February 11, 2020

WTTC names speakers for Cancun Global Summit

The World Travel & Tourism Council has unveiled its initial line up of speakers for its annual Global Summit in Cancun, Mexico.

The April 21-23 event will feature keynotes by Hilton CEO, Chris Nassetta, Alex Zozaya, president of Apple Leisure Group; Kim Day, CEO of Denver Airport; and Richard Fain, chief executive, Royal Caribbean Cruises.

The summit has the theme 'Making a Lasting Difference' which will focus on how the industry is changing and what is needed to tackle global challenges facing international travel and tourism.

"The WTTC Global Summit will be the most important tourism event of 2020, and a fitting recognition of a sector which last year, contributed 10.4 per cent to global GDP," said Gloria Guevara, chief executive, WTTC.

"The twentieth Global Summit will benefit and showcase not only Quintana Roo, but Mexico, and the whole region including US, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean. Cancun is a global icon and I feel honored to host the most important tourism event of the year in my home country."

The Summit was relocated to Cancun from Puerto Rico recently due to the impact of earthquakes which struck the island in the New Year.

Other speakers confirmed include Fred Dixon, president & CEO, NYC & Company, Brett Tollman, chief executive, The Travel Corporation and Pierfrancesco Vago, executive chairman, MSC Cruises.

"We are very proud to be able to attract this prestigious global event to Quintana Roo, which will focus the attention of the global tourism leaders towards Cancun and Quintana Roo, as well as the whole country" said Carlos Joaquin Gonzalez, Governor of the State of Quintana Roo.


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