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 in 2012.
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.
Atsutoshi Nishida, Chairman of the Board, Toshiba Corporation, and Chairman of the WTTC Global Summit 2012 Host Committee, welcomed delegates to Japan:
"Japan has developed a distinct travel culture that is permeated with the spirit of hospitality. I want to make next year's WTTC Global Summit a fusion of this unique culture and Japan's cutting edge technology. The Global Summit took place in April - a wonderful time of year in which spring can be enjoyed to the full, and the cherry blossoms - the symbol of Japan - are in full bloom. I look forward to hosting you all during the time of year in which the heart dances its most. You are all very welcome to Japan."
The 12th annual WTTC Global Summit was held in two locations: