The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has confirmed it will hold its 2012 Global Travel & Tourism Summit in Tokyo, Japan.
Despite stiff competition from three other candidate cities, Tokyo’s success was due to a convincing and compelling presentation that combined industry commitment, government support and enthusiasm from its agencies, dedication to a carbon neutral summit and high standards of efficiency and capability.
The overall accessibility of the destination and – following a deep recession – evidence of accelerating GDP growth and a re-emerging Japanese tourism market, will help ensure the Summit is the must-attend event of the year.
The 100 year anniversary of Japan Tourism Board that same year will also guarantee the summit is a resounding success.
“I’m very pleased that Tokyo will host our 2012 Summit. It is a city that enjoys more than 400 years of history and is also one of the most exciting modern and cultural destinations in the world,” says Jean-Claude Baumgarten, president & chief executive of WTTC.
“Asia remains at the forefront of travel and tourism growth in the next few years. Our summit’s return to the region will give delegates the opportunity to address the issues and explore opportunities to secure the industry’s success.”
WTTC 11th Global Travel & Tourism Summit takes place in Las Vegas, Nevada USA on 17th-19th May 2011.