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Global Travel & Tourism Summit in 2012:WTTC calls for bid

The  World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has  opened the tendering  process to find the host city of the 12th Global Travel &  Tourism Summit.

The organisation has issued a request for  proposal (RFP) for cities around the world to submit applications to  host the 12th Summit in a little less than two years’ time.

The  Summit is the world’s highest_level gathering of Travel & Tourism  industry Chairs, Chief Executives and senior government officials,  working together to unlock the industry’s significant po- tential for  sustainable development andeconomic growth across the globe.

The  Summit hosts will be able to showcase their destination to over 1,000 senior business and industry leaders from the Travel & Tourism,  hospitality, aviation and cruise sectors.

Hosting the Summit also  demonstrates the destination’s commitment to recognising the value  of Travel & Tourism as an economic driver and potentially attracts further  investments from global businesses.

“As well as strong interest from  around the world from companies coming to do business in a host  destination, the Summit attracts broadcast and media coverage that  can equally benefit the host,” says Jean_Claude Baumgarten, President  & CEO, WTTC.

Earlier this year (April), WTTC announced Las  Vegas as the host of the 11th Global Travel & Tourism Summit,  which is scheduled for  May 2011.

As one of the world’s most popular  destinations for leisure and business travel, this is a very  topical choice as the United States Travel & Tourism industry looks  forward to the impact of the US Government’s recently announced  Travel Promotion Act on marketing and promoting the destination  abroad.


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