The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), which represent the worldwide travel and tourism industry, has announced that its 22nd Global Summit will be held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, towards the end of 2022.
The World Travel & Tourism Council’s annual Global Summit is the world’s most prominent major Travel & Tourism event. Saudi Arabia has been at the forefront of a new global approach to ‘redesign tourism’, and this summit in Riyadh will bring together industry leaders and key government representatives to rally support for the sector’s ongoing recovery, moving it to more safe, resilient, inclusive, and sustainable future.
The event in Saudi Arabia will take place immediately after the next highly anticipated Global Summit, which will be held in Manila, Philippines, from March 14-16,2022.
WTTC President and CEO Julia Simpson said from the Future Investment Initiative in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, “Since the beginning when the pandemic brought international travel to a near halt, Saudi Arabia has shown its total commitment to our sector, ensuring it remained at the forefront of the global agenda”.
“It has played a crucial role in spearheading the revival of a sector that is essential to economics, employment, and livelihoods all around the world.”
“We are grateful for this, and we wish to recognise their outstanding efforts by bringing the Global Travel & Tourism industry to the Kingdom next year.”
His Excellency Al-Khateeb, Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Tourism, Stated:
“I applaud the decision to hold the next World Trade Organisation Global Summit in Saudi Arabia in 2022. This is an important venue for the commercial sector and government to collaborate to adapt tourism for the future, and it is excellent that this event is being held in the Kingdom. This is an acknowledgement of Saudi leadership in assisting the global tourism sector to revive and, more crucially, become more sustainable. I eagerly await the arrival of all WTTC Members next year.”