The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has delayed its 20th Global Summit by a month in anticipation of a relaxation of travel restrictions.
The Global Summit will be held in Cancun, Mexico on 25-27 April.
The WTTC says it is confident that rescheduling the event will enable more international participants to take part and help lead the sector into recovery.
Gloria Guevara, WTTC President & CEO, said: “While Cancun is ready to host our Global Summit as planned, we believe that moving the event back by just a few weeks will enable people from many more regions around the world to attend in beautiful Cancun, one of the most popular destinations in the world.
“As the global vaccination rollout picks up pace and with international mobility rules expected to be relaxed over the coming weeks, more people from key regions will be able to participate and add to the conversation for the path to recovery.
“The WTTC Summit is the most important global platform for leaders of the sector to set the path forward, share the future of travel with the world and accelerate the sector’s recovery.
“WTTC also wants to showcase how we can use this experience to adapt to Covid-19 and lead the global travel and tourism sector back to recovery and restore millions of jobs and livelihoods which have been thrown into turmoil since the beginning of last year.”