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Saturday, September 21, 2019

Puerto Rico is the Chosen Destination for the World Travel & Tourism Council 2020 Global Summit

The Caribbean island of Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory, is the chosen destination for the World Travel & Tourism Council 2020 Global Summit.

The announcement was made by Gloria Guevara Manzo, President & CEO of WTTC and Puerto Rico’s Governor Ricardo Rossell√≥ Nevares at the closing ceremony of the 2019 Global Summit in Seville, Spain, earlier this year.

The Government of Puerto Rico’s Tourism Company and Discover Puerto Rico will host the upcoming event at the Puerto Rico Convention Center in San Juan, on April 21-23, 2020.

“We are delighted to bring next year’s Global Summit to the beautiful tropical Caribbean island of Puerto Rico, a welcoming and diverse destination, which not only offers visitors glorious beaches, it is also home to the only tropical rainforest in the U.S.," said Guevara Manzo. "Our annual Global Summit brings together the most influential figures from the public and private sector to address the challenges and opportunities facing the Travel & Tourism industry and is the most important event in the calendar each year. Hosting the Global Summit in Puerto Rico reflects the commitment and efforts of the government and tourist board to grow both business and leisure travel.”

Governor Ricardo Rossell√≥ Nevares emphasized, “Travel & Tourism in instrumental in Puerto Rico’s economic development plans, and has proven to be the most resilient sector in our economy. More so, we believe that sound public policy that effectively attends to private sector needs can be a catalyst for change. Events like the WTTC Global Summit not only give us an opportunity to showcase the diversity of our destination’s tourism offering, but also facilitate spaces for the public and private sectors to define the future of Travel & Tourism together.”

Carla Campos, Executive Director of the Government of Puerto Rico's Tourism Ministry, had this to say regarding the summit:  “Every destination has a moment in time to claim its place in the global Travel & Tourism scene; Puerto Rico is on the cusp of becoming a next generation tourism destination, and the WTTC Global Summit is the ideal stage to unveil how the public and private sectors are working together to make it happen. Tourism is a force for good and an ideal vehicle to improve people’s quality of lives. We share that vision with WTTC members and are honored to have the opportunity to host Travel & Tourism leaders from around the world in Puerto Rico next year.”

A joint management and marketing governance structure between the PRTC and Discover Puerto Rico, a newly created and independent destination marketing organization, was recently enacted. Puerto Rico, which attracts more than three million visitors to its shores each year was hard hit by hurricane Maria in 2017. The island is experiencing a tremendous rebound in its tourism sector.

“We’re honored to have been chosen as host destination for the upcoming World Travel and Tourism Council 2020 Global Summit. Puerto Rico is a place where rich culture and natural wonders lay the foundation for an immense bounty of one-of-a-kind experiences. We’re thriving as a destination of global importance and hosting this Summit will elevate even further our tourism offering, positively impacting the local economy. We look forward to welcoming the global tourism industry next year to discover all that Puerto Rico offers,” said Brad Dean, Chief Executive Officer of Discover Puerto Rico.



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