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Mexico Holds First Summit of World Travel and Tourism

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The first World Travel and Tourism Council Regional Summit of the Americas is scheduled for Mexico’s Maya Riviera May 16 to 18; more than 500 Tourism officers are scheduled to attend the event.

Original Article Text From La Prensa Mexico via Google Translate :

Be held in Mexico the first Summit of the World Travel and Tourism
The Secretary of Tourism reports that 16 to 18 May the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC, for its acronym in English) will be held in the Riviera Maya’s First Regional Summit of the Americas event bringing together more than 500 CEO’s in the tourism sector on the continent.

The head of the Tourism Ministry, Gloria Guevara Manzo said that this meeting will be historic, as it will propose specific solutions to strengthen the tourism industry in the region. Manzo Guevara explained that the focus of the meetings of the leaders will be to find mechanisms to increase the number of jobs in the sector. stressed the importance of Mexico to host this meeting, as it will show the world the tourist wealth of our country, as the Mundo Maya, the 18 routes Gastronomic Magical People and archaeological sites and natural beauty. WTTC each year generates important opportunities for dialogue and exchange of ideas between private enterprise and governments, in which discusses issues on the global agenda, challenges and specific proposals for the benefit of the tourism industry.

The World Travel and Tourism is the largest association of business leaders in the travel and tourism industry in the world, composed of the highest executives of major global and regional companies. Its main objective is to position the travel industry and tourism, while communicating its value, generating 260 million jobs and accounts for nine percent of global gross domestic product. Al meeting attended by personalities like Carlos Slim Helú, Chairman of Grupo Carso, Michael Frenzel, CEO of tour operator TUI AG, Chris Rodriguez, President of the Tour Operator Visit Britai, Taleb Rifai, Secretary General of World Tourism Organization (WTO) and Shannon Stowell, CEO World Association of Adventure Tourism, among others. Also, will present the Ministers of Tourism of the 20 most developed economies in the world, who will move from the city of Merida, Yucatan, Riviera Maya after the conclusion of work of the T20, which will be held on 15 and 16 May.

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