Puerto Rico to Host WTTC Global Summit

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By the Caribbean Journal staff

Puerto Rico will be hosting next year’s World Travel and Tourism Council Global Summit, a boon for the island’s growing meetings sector.

The 2020 summit is regarded as one of the world’s most important global tourism events.

“We’re honored to have been chosen as host destination for the upcoming World Travel and Tourism Council 2020 Global Summit. Puerto Rico is a place where rich culture and natural wonders lay the foundation for an immense bounty of one-of-a-kind experiences,” said Brad Dean, chief executive officer of Discover Puerto Rico, the island’s destination marketing organization. “We’re thriving as a destination of global importance and hosting this Summit will elevate even further our tourism offering, positively impacting the local economy. We look forward to welcoming the global tourism industry next year to discover all that Puerto Rico offers.”

The summit will be held April 21-23, 2020 at District San Juan, a major mixed-use entertainment district slated to make its debut in San Juan later this year, according to Discover Puerto Rico.

“We are delighted to bring next year’s Global Summit to the beautiful tropical Caribbean island of Puerto Rico, a welcoming and diverse destination that is attracting travelers from all over the world,” said Gloria Guevara Manzo, President and CEO of WTTC. “We’re particularly excited because the destination provides ease in traveling and doing business since Puerto Rico is a US territory yet has the allure of the Caribbean.”

— CJ