Former UK prime minister David Cameron will address the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Global Summit this year, which is taking place in Bangkok from April 26-27, 2017.
At the summit themed Transforming Our World, Cameron will be discussing some of the key geopolitical issues currently facing the world in which the sector operates.
The event will see leaders in their fields addressing a range of issues, including the future of travel and tourism in a globalisation age, the impact of security threats and climate change on the rights and ability of people to travel, the constraints to increased connectivity and infrastructure development in South-east Asia, and the innovations which will enable travel and tourism growth over the coming decades.
Sessions will also include a discussion on digital borders, and how to balance security with travel facilitation; the growing internationalisation of Chinese tourism, both in terms of acquisitions and outbound travellers; how the sector can balance projected growth with protecting destinations; and future trends in business and luxury travel.
Other speakers include Thai minister of tourism and sports Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, UNWTO secretary general Taleb Rifai and AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes.
As well, WTTC’s Tourism for Tomorrow Awards will be presented on April 27, showcasing the leaders in sustainable tourism in 2017.
The WTTC 2017 Global Summit is hosted by the Thai Ministry of Tourism and Sports and Tourism Authority of Thailand, and is endorsed by the Royal Thai Government.