The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has announced today the appointment of Dr. Adolfo Favieres, as WTTC Ambassador.
The Ambassador programme identifies global travel industry leaders with proven records of success in key markets to work alongside WTTC, bringing strong experience from careers in the Travel & Tourism industry. Selected by Christopher J. Nassetta, Chairman WTTC and President & CEO, Hilton, and Gloria Guevara, WTTC President and CEO, Dr. Adolfo Favieres will work closely with WTTC to expand the Council’s presence, voice, and influence in key markets, working collaboratively on behalf of WTTC.
Dr. Favieres began his professional career begun in the aerospace industry, followed by an eighteen-year career in investment banking. Dr. Favieres’ experience in the Travel & Tourism Sector began in 1978 where he served as Vice-Chairman of the hotel chain HUSA (Hoteles Unidos, SA). In 1982, Mr. Favieres co-founded Occidental Hotels where he held the role of Executive Vice-Chairman. He then served as the first Chairman of INVEROTEL (Asociación de Inversores Hoteleros Españoles), a coalition of 12 Spanish hotel chains comprised of 420 hotels in 18 countries.
Further to these roles, Dr. Favieres has also served as Chairman of Aldesa Turismo, Guest Professor of the Universidad Anahuac, Special Advisor to the Secretary General of the UNTWO, Trustee of University NEBRIJA, Madrid, and President of the Tourism Comission. Member of the Tourism Council of CEOE, and Chairman of TATELES Asset Management SL.
Dr Favieres is one of several WTTC Ambassadors to be announced at the programme’s launch. Other Ambassadors include Gerald Lawless, former CEO of Jumeriah and Immediate Past Chairman of WTTC; Jean-Claude Baumgarten, former President & CEO of WTTC; Dr Michael Frenzel, former CEO of TUI and former WTTC Chairman; Christopher Rodrigues, Chair of the British Council and former Chair of Visit Britain; Kathleen Matthews, former Chief of Global Communications and Public Affairs Officer, Marriott International; with further Ambassadors to be announced at a later date.
Gloria Guevara, WTTC President & CEO, commented: ‘I am delighted to announce the appointment of Adolfo Favieres as WTTC Ambassador. Dr. Favieres, along with our other Ambassadors around the world, possesses deep sector knowledge of the Travel & Tourism industry, following wide experience from a 40-year career within the sector. His proven record of success is representative of the mission and values of WTTC and we look forward to working together on behalf of Travel & Tourism.'