WTTC confirms Dallas for 2016 summit

WTTC confirms Dallas for 2016 summit

The World Travel & Tourism Council has confirmed Dallas as the host city for in 2016 Global Summit.

The 16th annual meeting of industry leaders is to take place at the Renaissance Dallas Hotel on April 6-7 next year.

WTTC president and chief executive David Scowsill said: “We are extremely pleased to confirm the dates for our upcoming WTTC Global Summit, which will bring together top global leaders from private sector companies within the travel and tourism industry to engage with key public sector leaders.

“The summit will provide the perfect opportunity for the US to showcase their immense progress in travel facilitation policies for travellers, both in their visa management and entry/exit procedures.

“Their pronounced growth in both international tourism receipts and visitors has continued their leading stature as the world’s largest travel and tourism economy.

“This summit gives the Obama Administration the global platform to show how successful inter-agency co-ordination can be delivered, alongside engagement with the private sector for highly effective partnerships and collaboration.”

The WTTC Global Summit was last held in the US in May 2011, in Las Vegas.

WTTC research shows that travel and tourism in the US produced 8% of GDP last year, generating a total impact of $1.4 trillion and supported 13.7 million jobs or 9.3% of total employment.

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