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Global Travel & Tourism Resilience Council announces second virtual destination summit

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In partnership with Jacobs Media Group and FINN Partners, the second summit will focus on destination reboot and recovery following COVID19.

Following the success of the first virtual Resilience Council summit, it has been announced that a second summit will take place on 8th July 2020. In partnership with Jacobs Media Group and FINN Partners, the Global Travel & Tourism Resilience Council virtual destination summit will look at how destinations around the world are dealing with the new challenges and opportunities they face because of the Covid19 pandemic.
 
There will be eight webinars available to access throughout the day including sessions on Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Americas. Each panel will take an in-depth look to understand what is working and how each destination differs in their approach to recovery following the crisis.

Setting the agenda for the day in the opening session, Debbie Flynn, Managing Partner, Finn Partners Global Travel Practice and Daniela Wagner, Group Business Development Director, Jacobs Media Group will be discussing FINN Partners newly launched Travel Recovery and Resilience Think Tank and Travel Weekly’s Roadmap to Recovery.

Attendees for the destination summit will hear from senior travel leaders including:

  • Dr Mario Hardy, CEO, Pacific Asia Travel Association
  • H.E. Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism, Jamaica
  • H.E. Rita Marques, Secretary of State for Tourism, Portugal
  • Jeremy Jauncey CEO and founder, Beautiful Destinations
  • Raki Philips, CEO, Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority
  • James Thornton, CEO, Intrepid Group
  • Roger Dow, President and CEO, U.S. Travel Association
  • Elliott Ferguson, President and CEO, Destination DC
  • H.E. Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, Minister of Tourism, South Africa

This virtual destination summit is one of a series of activities presented by Finn Partners and the Global Travel and Tourism Resilience Council, and is part of a succession of initiatives which include the launch of the Finn Partners Travel Recovery and Resilience Think Tank, a unique collection of some of the world’s best thinkers in health, tech, travel, sustainability, media and culture.

Debbie Flynn, Managing Partner, Finn Partners Global Travel Practice commented: “Travel and tourism across the world have been presented with an unparalleled challenge and the impact of the pandemic will be felt in destinations for the next few years. This virtual destination summit brings together some of the best travel industry experts from across the globe and has been designed to provide insight and strategic tools to help destinations recover from the impact of Covid19.”

Daniela Wagner, Group Business Development Director, Jacobs Media Group added: “Jacobs Media Group has been at the forefront of the supporting the travel industry recover from the impact of COVID19 not only through the work it has been doing globally with the Resilience Council but also through continuous industry news updates, Travel Weekly webinars, advice and support for travel agents. The recently launched Roadmap to Recovery which is a banner designed to identify content and resourced to help the travel trade rebuild in the wake of the shutdown.” 

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