Saudi Arabia to host WTTC Global Summit next month

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

The 22nd instalment of the summit will welcome industry leaders from 28 November to 1 December

The 22nd World Travel and Tourism (WTTC) Global Summit is set to take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia from 28 November to 1 December 2022. 

The event will host industry leaders and key government representatives with the goal of driving support for the travel and tourism sector’s ongoing recovery, moving it to a safer, more resilient, inclusive and sustainable future, according to the WTTC.

At last year’s Future Investment Initiative in Riyadh, WTTC President and CEO Julia Simpson said: “Since the very beginning, when the pandemic brought international travel to an almost complete standstill, Saudi Arabia has shown its total commitment to our sector, ensuring it has remained at the forefront of the global agenda. It has been instrumental in leading the recovery of a sector, which is critical to economies, jobs and livelihoods around the world. For that, we are grateful and want to recognise their incredible efforts by bringing the Global Travel & Tourism sector to the Kingdom next year.”

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The event will include a lineup of speakers, including Arnold Donald, chair of World Travel & Tourism Council and HE Ahmed Al Khateeb, Minister of Tourism for Saudi Arabia.

Travel-themed topics and talks will include 'Travel is a Solution for the Economy', 'Travel Is a Solution for the Planet', 'Travel Is an Enabler Through Technology' and 'Innovation and Building Our Future Together'.


Speaking about the upcoming summit, Saudi Tourism Authority CEO and Board Member  Fahd Hamidaddin said: “We are excited to welcome the world to experience the excitement and the energy of Saudi. We promise you that the next summit will be fresh, inspiring and rewarding.” 

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