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Arnold Donald, Kelly Craighead among WTTC Global Summit speakers

Arnold Donald and Kelly Craighead
Arnold Donald, president and CEO of Carnival Corp. & plc, and Kelly Craighead, president and CEO of Cruise Lines International Association, are among the World Travel & Tourism 2022 Global Summit speakers.

Donald also serves as WTTC chairman.

Theme: 'Rediscovering Travel'

This year's theme for the flagship event is 'Rediscovering Travel,' and industry leaders will gather with more than 20 government representatives in Manila to continue aligning efforts to support the sector’s recovery and move to a safer, more resilient, inclusive and sustainable future.

Activist Melati Wijsen

Other speakers include Indonesian activist Melati Wijsen, founder of Bye Bye Plastic Bags; former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon; Nelson Boyce, head of travel for the Americas at Google; Jane Sun, CEO of; and Ariane Gorin, president of Expedia for Business.

Further speakers are Greg O’Hara, founder and senior managing director, Certares and vice chairman of WTTC; Craig Smith, group president international division, Marriott International; Maria Anthonette Velasco-Allones, COO Tourism Promotion Board Philippines; and Federico Gonzalez, CEO Radisson.

Also taking to the stage at the Global Summit will be tourism ministers from around the world including Spain, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Thailand, Japan, Maldives and Barbados, among others.

The summit takes place April 20-22.  More speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.


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