Dallas will host the 2016 World Travel and Tourism Council Global Summit WTTC chairman Michael Frenzel announced the host city at the closing of the 2015 Summit yesterday.
The WTTC last held its annual Global Summit in the US in 2011 in Las Vegas.
David Scowsill, WTTC president and chief executive, said: “The US is the world’s largest travel and tourism economy, contributing over $1.4 trillion to the wider economy. It creates jobs, economic growth, well-being and prosperity.
“I’m delighted that Dallas will host the 2016 Global Summit. We were particularly struck by the weight of public and private sector support, forming a partnership to bid for the event.”
Phillip Jones, president and chief executive of the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau, said: “We’re excited and honoured that the WTTC has selected Dallas to gather the world’s top travel and tourism executives.
“This important meeting puts Dallas further on an international stage and confirms our work to position Dallas as a global leader.”
Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings added: “The decision to bring this important gathering to Dallas confirms our city is growing as an international destination.”
The WTTC Summit in Dallas will be in April next year.
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