Fahd Hamidaddin of the Saudi Tourism Authority, said: “We promise you that the next summit will be fresh, inspiring, and rewarding.”
The WTTC says governments must continue focusing on the vaccine rollout and allowing fully vaccinated travelers to move freely.
WTTC’s summit in Riyadh will see industry leaders gathering with key government representatives to drive support for the sector’s recovery.
WTTC’s research reveals that travel and tourism’s contribution to the global economy could see a rise of 31.7 percent in 2022.
WTTC said this is due to fears over the additional costs incurred on expensive hotel quarantine for 10 days on arrival back in the UK.
The WTTC report offers scenarios and ways forward for organizations that seek to achieve greater destination stewardship.
Guevara Manzo will draw on more than 25 years of public and private tourism sector experience to help facilitate and boost tourism in the KSA.
According to WTTC’s 2020 Economic Impact Report, Travel & Tourism was responsible for one in 10 jobs (330 million in total), making a 10.3 percent contribution to global GDP and generating one in four of all new jobs.