The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) hosted its Annual Global Summit Awards, recognizing top tourism leaders across the globe for their outstanding leadership in key areas of travel and tourism.
This year, the governor of Quintana Roo, Carlos Manuel Joaquín González, won the Global Leadership Award for his role during the pandemic. The state he governs includes Cancun, one of the first destinations to adopt the WTTC Safe Travels stamp, which has now been given to its 250th destination.
Minister of Tourism of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Ahmed Al Khateeb, won the accolade of Global Leader by embracing the private sector in the G20 Tourism Ministers Meeting.
Ten more individuals won Global Champion Awards, including Harry Theocharis, Minister of Tourism of Greece, who was recognized for his Leadership in Crisis Response; Reyes…