WTTC to host summit in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, November 21, 2011
A memorandum has been signed between the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), ADTA and Etihad in Abu Dhabi where the WTTC will hold its 13th Global Summit in April/May 2013.
Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA) and Etihad Airways will be official hosts of the biggest annual gathering of travel & tourism leaders, a statement from the organisation said.
David Scowsill, president & CEO of WTTC, said: “Our Global Summit is the most influential travel & tourism event of the year, bringing together almost 1,000 industry leaders, to tackle some of the most pressing issues facing travel & tourism today.”
James Hogan, Etihad Airways’ CEO, said: “Abu Dhabi’s global profile as a business and tourism destination rises by the day and the decision to make the emirate the venue for the Summit reflects this. Etihad Airways will do everything it can to support the Summit and to ensure delegates have the best possible experience.”
Mubarak Al Muhairi, director general, ADTA, said: “The joint ADTA-Etihad proposition hinges on providing a unique combination of benefits – the facilities and services of a leading international business centre coupled with the attractions and recreational possibilities of a luxury destination.”
“We understand the 2013 summit will include a diverse and profound programme as well as numerous opportunities for people to interact in an environment that transcends disciplinary, cultural and national barriers,” he said.
WTTC will host its 12the Global Summit in Tokyo on from April 16 to 19, the statement said. – TradeArabia News Service