TheÂ World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) hasÂ opened the tenderingÂ process to find the host city of the 12th Global Travel &Â Tourism Summit.
The organisation has issued a request forÂ proposal (RFP) for cities around the world to submit applications toÂ host the 12th Summit in a little less than two yearsâ€™ time.
TheÂ Summit is the world’s highest_level gathering of Travel & TourismÂ industry Chairs, Chief Executives and senior government officials,Â working together to unlock the industry’s significant po- tential forÂ sustainable development andeconomic growth across the globe.
TheÂ Summit hosts will be able to showcase their destination to over 1,000 senior business and industry leaders from the Travel & Tourism,Â hospitality, aviation and cruise sectors.
Hosting the Summit alsoÂ demonstrates the destinationâ€™s commitment to recognising the valueÂ of Travel & Tourism as an economic driver and potentially attracts furtherÂ investments from global businesses.
â€œAs well as strong interest fromÂ around the world from companies coming to do business in a hostÂ destination, the Summit attracts broadcast and media coverage thatÂ can equally benefit the host,â€ says Jean_Claude Baumgarten, PresidentÂ & CEO, WTTC.
Earlier this year (April), WTTC announced LasÂ Vegas as the host of the 11th Global Travel & Tourism Summit,Â which is scheduled forÂ May 2011.
As one of the worldâ€™s most popularÂ destinations for leisure and business travel, this is a veryÂ topical choice as the United States Travel & Tourism industry looksÂ forward to the impact of the US Governmentâ€™s recently announcedÂ Travel Promotion Act on marketing and promoting the destinationÂ abroad.