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The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), which represents the global travel and tourism private sector, and the Government of Quintana Roo in Mexico, has announced that the 20th Global Summit scheduled in Cancun, Mexico has been postponed from April and will now take place in the autumn of 2020.

WTTC’s annual global summit, one of the most influential travel and tourism events of the year, gathers high-level industry leaders to meet with key government representatives to discuss and take action on the most significant issues across the international agenda.

The 2020 Global Summit will take place in Cancun in early autumn, giving the travel and tourism sector time to recover from the coronavirus outbreak and its impact.

“We stand in solidarity with governments, countries, and organizations which are being affected by Covid-19 and look forward to hosting our global summit in the autumn. This will provide a global platform to discuss the sector’s recovery and future plans,” says Gloria Guevara, WTTC president and CEO, in a statement.

Carlos Joaquin, governor of Quintana Roo, added, “Cancun and the State of Quintana Roo are continuing to plan a full schedule of events, meetings, and conventions against the global backdrop of Covid-19. We have no Covid-19 cases but stand ready to support those around the world. We look forward to hosting the 20th WTTC Global Summit in the Autumn and ensuring it is the most successful Global Summit ever.”

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