The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Global Summit has been postponed to April, a month after the original date. The 20th edition of the event is being organised in partnership with the Government of Quintana Roo in Mexico and will be held in Cancun, Mexico on April 25th-27th.
Travel restrictions may ease in April, thereby helping the summit
WTTC has confirmed that the decision to postpone the event is due to expected relaxations of travel restrictions as well as the beginning of the sector recovering. Cancun is prepared to host the summit, however WTTC is confident that a reschedule will help more international participants to take part and help the sector recover. The event will be both virtual and physical.
Gloria Guevara, WTTC chief executive, said: “While Cancun is ready to host our Global Summit as planned, we believe that moving the event back by just a few weeks, will enable people from many more regions around the world to attend the event, in beautiful Cancun, one of the most popular destinations in the world.
“As the global vaccination rollout picks up pace and with international mobility rules expected to be relaxed over the coming weeks, more people from key regions will be able to participate and add to the conversation for the path to recovery. Those unable to attend the event in person, will be able to join virtually from anywhere in the world.”