The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and the Puerto Rico Tourism Company announced the Sustainability and Investment Summit, which will take place on 14 June in the city of San Juan.
Announced at FITUR, the international tourism fair held in Madrid, Julia Simpson, WTTC President & CEO said:
“This one day event will demonstrate WTTC’s and the wide Travel & Tourism sector’s commitment to preserving the planet, reducing the effects of climate change and, above all, increasing its resilience to ensure its continued sustainable growth.
“From the very beginning of this pandemic, the Government of Puerto Rico through the Puerto Rico Tourism Company have implemented enhanced health and safety protocols to preserve the health of travelers and kept its tourist services open and enhance its recovery.”
Carlos Mercado, General Director of the Puerto Rican Tourism Board, said: “The Sustainability and Investment Summit represents a great opportunity to recognize Puerto Rico as a safe destination, with advanced sanitary protocols, tourist attractions, and ample opportunities for investment and long term sustainable development.
“We thank WTTC for working together with us to hold this event on the island. We are ready to welcome the global tourism leaders who will be participating in this Summit, which will serve as a platform to discuss the present and the future of sustainable tourism.”
Further details of the Sustainability and Investment Summit including speakers will be announced shortly.