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World Travel & Tourism Council Global Summit delayed to April

The event had originally been scheduled to take place in mid-March

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has announced the Global Summit will now take place from 20 to 22 April in Manila in the Philippines.

Commenting on the announcement, WTTC chief executive Julia Simpson said: “As countries around the world begin to unlock the door to travel, we have taken the decision to reschedule our Global Summit by just a few short weeks.

“This will enable more international participants to join us in Manila and help guide and lead the sector as we head towards economic recovery.”

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This year’s in-person summit will host travel professionals from around the world with the option to join virtually.

Philippines Department of Tourism secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said: “The WTTC Global Summit will be a significant opportunity for us to showcase the preparations that we have put in place for our eventual reopening to international visitors.

The reopening of our destinations and borders amid the pandemic is crucial to sustaining the livelihood of the millions who depend on travel and tourism.

“We are looking forward to being your gracious host in Manila as we navigate the next normal in the travel industry.”

For more information, visit www.wttc.org/About/Events-Webinars/Global-Summit 

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