The first major conference in the ‘new normal’ of the COVID-19 world will take place in Cancun, Mexico on 23-25 March 2021, hosted by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). WTTC, which represents the global travel private sector, is once again hosting the most influential event in the travel calendar, to help lead the sector into recovery and restore millions of jobs around the world.
The WTTC Global Summit will take place in a hybrid format, observing all health and safety protocols. The 20th WTTC Global Summit, delayed from spring 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will be held in the popular Mexican resort of Cancun, in partnership with the government of Quintana Roo.
The hybrid format will include invitations to the live event, with restricted numbers and extensive outdoor sessions to ensure physical distancing.
Those unable to attend will be able to take part virtually, with up to 20,000 online free registrations available, enabling participants to listen to a range of specially invited international guest speakers headlining the event and engage in special breakout sessions.
World-leading hygiene and safety protocols will be in place throughout the Global Summit to ensure the health of every participant at the event, with testing and regular health checks, guided by the very latest medical and scientific advice.
Previous Global Summits have attracted some of the biggest international speakers in the world, including former US Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, former UK Prime Minister David Cameron, former President of Argentina, Mauricio Macri, and former President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso.
During a joint press conference in Mexico City, Gloria Guevara, president and CEO of WTTC and the Governor of Quintana Roo, Carlos Joaquin Gonzalez, said that this innovative event will be conducted with responsibility and according to the ‘new normal’, and will become a platform for the recovery of the sector.