The World Travel & Tourism Council has announced the 2016 WTTC Global Summit will take place from April 6-7th in Dallas, Texas at the Renaissance Dallas Hotel.
Earlier this year, at the close of the 15th WTTC Global Summit in Madrid, Phillip Jones, chief executive, Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau and Sean Donohue, chief executive, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, announced the prestigious Summit to be held in Dallas in April 2016.
Jones and Donohue, together with Tom Klein, president of Sabre Corporation, sit on the 2016 WTTC Global Summit Host Committee.
WTTC president David Scowsill said: “We are extremely pleased to confirm the dates for our upcoming WTTC Global Summit, which will bring together top global leaders from private sector companies within the tourism industry to engage with key public sector leaders.
“Industry leaders from across the world should make sure they save these dates.”
“The Summit will provide the perfect opportunity for the US to showcase their immense progress in travel facilitation policies for travellers, both in their visa management and entry/exit procedures.
“Their pronounced growth in both international tourism receipts and visitors has continued their leading stature as the world’s largest tourism economy.
“This Summit gives the Obama Administration the global platform to show how successful interagency coordination can be delivered, alongside engagement with the private sector for highly effective partnerships and collaboration.”
The WTTC Global Summit was last held in the United States in May 2011, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Summit engaged with key members of the cabinet of president Obama, including the secretary of the department of homeland security, the secretary of transportation, and the secretary of commerce.