Mon, 11 April 2016

Thailand to Host 2017 WTTC Global Summit

The Kingdom of Thailand has been chosen to host the 2017 World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Global Summit, scheduled to be held 26-27 April 2017.

Travel and tourism is one of the most important generators of jobs and wealth in the world, contributing to over US$7.2 trillion in GDP to the world economy and supporting 284 million jobs, which is 1 in 11 jobs on the planet, said Mr. David Scowsill, President and CEO of WTTC. Thailand is an extremely well established travel and tourism economy. Despite challenges, the sector grew by a stunning 18.4% in 2015, contributing nearly 21% to the countrys GDP (US$ 81.6 billion or THB 2.8 trillion) and supported 5.9 million jobs, which is 15.4% of the total employment. I am delighted that Bangkok will host the 2017 Global Summit, which will highlight the Thai governments great efforts in supporting travel and tourism across the country.

H.E. Mrs. Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, Thailands Minister of Tourism and Sports said, We are excited and honoured to host next years WTTC Global Summit, which is a great opportunity to showcase Bangkok as an important meeting place for gathering the worlds top travel and tourism executives.

The exact location of where the 2017 WTTC Global Summit will take place is yet to be confirmed.

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