Where and when do the best VIPs in the global travel market actually meet?

  • The Chesterfield Mayfair Hotel in London has been the venue for over 20 years for tourism leaders to gather for the WTTC Cocktail on the second evening of the World Travel Market.
  • Tonight was the night, after 2 years, where tourism leaders could come together, forget the masks, and catch up.
  • UNWTO was represented by Anita Mendiratta. The secretary general remained absent.

For over 20 years, friendship and business have begun or continued in the 5 star boutique hotel near Greenfield in London, the Chesterfield Mayfair Hotel.

the World Travel and Tourism Councill every year, during the World Travel Market, invites members, ministers and other personalities to the hotel for wine, champagne and snacks.

It is one of the most requested side events at the World Travel Market.

This evening’s event was a great opportunity for new WTTC CEO Julia Simpson to address members, ministers and guests. She took the helm of this organization representing 200 of the largest companies in the travel and tourism industry.

Tourism ministers from Jordan, Barbados, Jamaica and the Philippines were among the guests.

The Philippines will host the next WTTC summit in 2022.

Juergen Steinmetz, editor of eTurboNews and president of WTN, attended this event and took this short video:

Tourism is about people, but also about business – and it shows at this WTTC cocktail party.