BUENOS AIRES: The global travel and tourism world was at the Hilton Hotel in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The President of Argentina, H.E. Mauricio Marci personally attended the opening of the World Travel and Tourism Council Summit at the Hilton Hotel in Buenos Aires this morning. He explained the importance Argentina puts into tourism developments, he sees as a massive job creation tool for this South American Country.
The President welcomed the UNWTO initiative announced by UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvilia, to open a tourism innovation center in Argentina. Zurab said later during the opening it would be opened within two months.
The minister of tourism for Argentina H.E. Jose Gustavo Santos echoed the words of his President explaining the beauty and potential of Argentina as a tourism destination.
WTTC CEO Gloria Guevara Manzo reminded attending delegates of the largest travel and tourism corporations that this industry creates 330 million jobs in the world.
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) joined the Ministers of Tourism of the G20 economies meeting in Buenos Aires in calling upon the G20 leaders to consider including tourism in their Agenda for its capacity to create more and better jobs.
In his meeting with the President of Argentina, Mauricio Macri, and current G20 Chair, UNWTO Secretary-General, Zurab Pololikashvili, stressed the capacity of tourism to create jobs and the need to advance the adaptation of the sector to the digital transformation.
The Meeting of the Tourism Ministers of the G20 economies was held in Buenos Aires on 17 April under Argentine’s Presidency of the G20 with a focus on the Future of Work Tourism’s leading role in sustainable development: a driver for employment.