Global Travel Industry to Convene in Dallas in Spring

The United States will have the chance to demonstrate its support of travel and tourism next spring, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), which announced yesterday that it will hold its 2016 WTTC Global Summit April 6-7, 2016, in Dallas.

The WTTC Global Summit last took place in the United States in May 2011, in Las Vegas. The Summit engaged with key members of the Obama Administration and ultimately led to the president's 2012 executive order establishing a new Task Force on Travel and Competitiveness, the goal of which was developing the nation's first National Travel and Tourism Strategy.

"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 travel and tourism industry to engage with key public sector leaders," said WTTC President and CEO David Scowsill. "The Summit will provide the perfect opportunity for the U.S. to showcase their immense progress in travel facilitation policies for travelers, 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 travel and 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."

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