Former Tourism Sec. Wanda Tulfo-Teo (TTG Asia photo courtesy)
MANILA — The Philippines is all set to host its first major conference two (2) years after the pandemic.
This is the 2022 Global Summit of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) slated in Manila from April 20 to 22, 2022, and is largely anticipated to boost MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences & Exhibitions) tourism in the country.
WTTC has a wide membership base that includes the entire spectrum of the Travel & Tourism industry from airlines and airports to hotels and hospitality groups, tour operators and retail travel agents, online distributors, cruise lines, investment companies, insurance groups, and the technology industry.
Aptly, the theme for this year’s Global Summit is REDISCOVERING TRAVEL with the goal of bringing together people from around the world who share the same vision and values in solving our many social, environmental, and economic challenges.
Former Department of Tourism Secretary Wanda Tulfo Teo, the prime mover of Turismo Isulong Mo Party List, lauds the initiative and fully supports the summit agenda.
“The global tourism industry needs to come together and re-evaluate its priorities and move forward a more sustainable development agenda for tourism. The WTTC’s efforts to make this central to the discussions is truly commendable. “ Tulfo-Teo said.
WTTC’s annual Global Summit is the most influential Travel & Tourism event in the calendar, and this year. Expected to attend the event are industry leaders and key government representatives who are expected to continue aligning efforts to support the sector’s recovery and move beyond to a safer, more resilient, inclusive, and sustainable future.
“We welcome the delegates to this prestigious event,” said Tulfo-Teo. “The Philippine tourism industry has already suffered so much (from the pandemic) and the opportunity to once again be at the center stage of the global interest will signal that our country is open for tourism business.”
She also said that she and her Turismo Isulong Mo Party List members are glad that its main legislative agenda for sustainable tourism development is a priority among tourism stakeholders globally and locally.
Teo hopes to continue her crusade for a more responsible and responsive tourism industry for the Philippines. (ai/mtvn)