The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) 20th Global Summit, will now take place at the end of April – one month later than the originally planned date.
The Global Summit is being organised in partnership with the government of Quintana Roo in Mexico and will be held in Cancun, 25-27 April.
WTTC, which represents the global travel and tourism private sector, moved its Global Summit from March in the hope of a relaxation of travel restrictions.
While Cancun is ready to host the Global Summit now, the organisation is confident that rescheduling the event will enable more international participants to take part and help lead the sector into recovery.
The Global Summit will showcase what both Mexico and Cancun have to offer as a destination, along with the world-class health and safety protocols in place for the event.
The summit will take place using a hybrid format and WTTC president & CEO Gloria Guevara (pictured), said: “While Cancun is ready to host our Global Summit as planned, we believe that moving the event back by just a few weeks will enable people from many more regions around the world to attend in beautiful Cancun, one of the most popular destinations in the world.
“As the global vaccination rollout picks up pace and with international mobility rules expected to be relaxed over the coming weeks, more people from key regions will be able to participate and add to the conversation for the path to recovery.
“Those unable to attend the event in person will be able to join virtually from anywhere in the world.
“The travel tourism sector has been devastated by the Covid-19 pandemic, with more than 174m jobs impacted, making our Global Summit more relevant and important than ever.”