Puerto Rico will host the World Travel and Tourism Council’s (WTTC) 2020 Global Summit in 2020.
The WTTC Global Summit is said to be one of the most important events in travel and tourism. WTTC announced Puerto Rico as the 2020 Global Summit destination at the closing ceremony of the 2019 Summit in Seville, Spain.
President & CEO of WTTC Gloria Guevara Manzo said, “We are delighted to bring next year’s Global Summit to the beautiful tropical Caribbean island of Puerto Rico, a welcoming and diverse destination which not only offers visitors glorious beaches, but it is also home to the only tropical rainforest in the U.S.”
“Our annual Global Summit brings together the most influential figures from the public and private sector to address the challenges and opportunities facing the Travel & Tourism industry and is the most important event in the calendar each year. Hosting the Global Summit in Puerto Rico reflects the commitment and efforts of the government and tourist board to grow both business and leisure travel,” she added.
The event will be held from April 21-23, 2020, in San Juan at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.
Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rossello Nevares echoed Manzo by saying, “Travel & Tourism in instrumental in Puerto Rico’s economic development plans, and has proven to be the most resilient sector in our economy. More so, we believe that sound public policy that effectively attends to private sector needs can be a catalyst for change.”
“Events like the WTTC Global Summit not only give us an opportunity to showcase the diversity of our destination’s tourism offering, but also facilitate spaces for the public and private sectors to define the future of Travel & Tourism together,” he continued.
Carla Campos, the Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company, stated, “Every destination has a moment in time to claim its place in the global Travel & Tourism scene; Puerto Rico is on the cusp of becoming a next-generation tourism destination, and the WTTC Global Summit is the ideal stage to unveil how the public and private sectors are working together to make it happen.”
“Tourism is a force for good and an ideal vehicle to improve people’s quality of lives. We share that vision with WTTC members and are honored to have the opportunity to host Travel & Tourism leaders from around the world in Puerto Rico next year.”
Brad Dean, Chief Executive Officer of Discover Puerto Rico added, “We’re honored to have been chosen as host destination for the upcoming World Travel and Tourism Council 2020 Global Summit. Puerto Rico is a place where rich culture and natural wonders lay the foundation for an immense bounty of one-of-a-kind experiences.”
“We’re thriving as a destination of global importance and hosting this Summit will elevate even further our tourism offering, positively impacting the local economy. We look forward to welcoming the global tourism industry next year to discover all that Puerto Rico offers.”
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