The Global Travel & Tourism Resilience Council is to host its second virtual summit with a focus on how destinations are dealing with challenges and opportunities arising from the Covid-19 pandemic.

The summit on Wednesday, July 8 will feature eight webinars including sessions focusing on Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas.

Speakers include tourism ministers from countries including South Africa, Jamaica and Portugal, in addition to business leaders and heads of national and regional DMOs and associations including US Travel, Pata and Destination DC.

The event will be produced in partnership with Travel Weekly’s parent company Jacobs Media Group and Finn Partners, which will present details of its recently-launched Travel Recovery and Resilience Think Tank, a collection of experts representing health, technology, travel, sustainability, media and culture.

Debbie Flynn, managing partner of Finn Partners’ Global Travel Practice, said: “Travel and tourism across the world have been presented with an unparalleled challenge and the impact of the pandemic will be felt in destinations for the next few years. This virtual destination summit brings together some of the best travel industry experts from across the globe and has been designed to provide insight and strategic tools to help destinations recover from the impact of Covid-19.”

Daniela Wagner, group business development director at Jacobs Media Group added: “Jacobs Media Group has been at the forefront of the supporting the travel industry recover from the impact of Covid-19 not only through the work it has been doing globally with the Resilience Council but also through continuous news updates, webcasts, advice and support which is now being produced under Travel Weekly’s Roadmap to Recovery banner.”

Confirmed speakers include: Mario Hardy, chief executive, Pata; Edmund Bartlett, minister of tourism, Jamaica; Rita Marques, secretary of state for tourism, Portugal; Jeremy Jauncey, chief executive, Beautiful Destinations; Raki Philips, chief executive, Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority; James Thornton, chief executive, Intrepid Group; Roger Dow, chief executive, U.S. Travel Association; Elliott Ferguson, chief executive, Destination DC; and Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, minister of tourism, South Africa.

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