The 13th annual WTTC Global Summit was held in Abu Dhabi. This was the most influential Travel & Tourism event of the year, bringing together almost 1000 industry leaders, to tackle some of the most pressing issues facing Travel & Tourism today.
President Bill Clinton, Founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation and 42nd President of the United States delivered the Global Summit keynote address. President Clinton served the United States for eight years during a time of unprecedented prosperity and change. Now, President Clinton is a powerful voice for progress around the world as he shares his unique insights and observations with audiences around the world.
Other speakers at the Summit include more than forty other leading public figures, including Sir David Frost, British journalist and media personality, Ian Goldin, University of Oxford Professor of Globalisation and Development, and Daryl Hannah, American actress and environmental campaigner.
Attendance at the Global Summit was by invitation of the World Travel & Tourism Council and the Global Summit Host Committee only, and was reserved for those who lead Travel & Tourism enterprises and organisations in the private sector, or participate in public sector policy and support of the sector.
Abu Dhabi is an emirate rich in heritage and culture and yet with an increasingly modern and luxurious tourism infrastructure. The destination’s product offering is as diverse as its beach, island, desert, oasis and city landscapes. Throughout this emirate visitors can choose tours and adventures which include golfing on championship courses, sailing in clear, warm waters, camel trekking safaris, overnight desert camps, horse riding along island shores, kayaking through protected mangroves or guided tours to one of the world’s most magnificent mosques.