The president and CEO of WTTC Gloria Guevara said: "We are delighted to take next year's Global Summit to Puerto Rico. The WTTC has a great challenge to overcome the Summit of Seville
At the closing ceremony of the 19th World Tourism Summit, which was held in Seville for two days, the president and CEO of WTTC, Gloria Guevara, announced the country that will host the next world summit, in 2020: Puerto Rico.
"We are delighted to take next year's Global Summit to Puerto Rico. The WTTC has a great challenge to overcome the Summit of Seville, which has been the most successful in history, "he said.
The closing ceremony was presided over by Gloria Guevara herself and by Isabel Oliver, Secretary of State for Tourism; Manuel Alejandro Cardenete, Deputy Minister of Tourism of the Junta de Andalucía, and Juan Espadas, Mayor of Seville.
Once announced the destination of the Summit in 2020, Ricardo Rosselló, governor of Puerto Rico, took the floor. "We have suffered one of the hardest times in our modern history, due to the devastation. But through our ability to resilience we have managed to overcome. We are back and we return with more strength than ever, "he said. "We need to boost our tourism to overcome the situation with hope. And the private sector has to be our ally in this process, that's why the importance of the next Summit of the World Travel and Tourism Council, "he added.
Meanwhile, Gloria Guevara called the Summit of Seville as "the most fantastic, which has broken all records." With regard to Puerto Rico said that "live an ideal time to host an event of this magnitude. And one more year we hope at the 2020 Summit to bring together world-class figures in the public and private sectors to address the challenges and opportunities facing the Travel and Tourism industry. The celebration of the Global Summit in Puerto Rico reflects the commitment and efforts of its Government and the tourism board to grow business and leisure travel. That's why it's a great moment. "
The World Summit of the World Travel and Tourism Council is the most relevant event of travel and tourism, which has brought together world leaders from the public and private sectors. The host of the Summit has been the City of Seville, with the collaboration of the Government of Spain and the Junta de Andalucía.
The World Summit has welcomed more than 1,650 delegates, including more than 100 CEOs, members of WTTC, nearly 500 national and international media, 30 ministerial delegations, as well as heads of state.