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We are delighted to be hosting a special online event with Gloria Guevara Manzo, the CEO of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), the global authority on travel & tourism. Its members include the 200 top CEOs, Chairpersons and Presidents of the world’s leading travel and tourism companies, such as Hilton, Emirates, and Expedia. The WTTC plays a critical role in advocacy and organisation of tourism worldwide and works at the interface between the private and public sectors in doing this. Gloria plays an instrumental role in current negotiations for international travel this summer and the future of the industry. She formerly served as the Secretary of Tourism for Mexico, where she was instrumental in making Mexico into the tourist hotspot it is today. She reformed the industry, growing it to contribute to 9% of the country’s GDP and to employ 7.5 million people. Mexico is one of the top 10 destinations in the world in terms of international arrivals according to United Nations World Tourism Organization. In recognition of her successes, she has been recognised by CNN as one of the most powerful women from Mexico. Given the disruption caused by the pandemic and the recent shifts in travel/tourism trends as well as volatile oil prices, concerns about climate change, low cost carriers and more, the travel and tourism industries are set to undergo great change, with much uncertainty about what their future may look like. Gloria will be talking about “The Revolution in the Tourism Industry and why it must be thankful for Covid-19” and answering your questions. Brought to you by King’s Business Club, Oxford Guild, Cambridge Guild, LSESU BIG, Imperial Finance Society, Warwick Finance Societies and other leading university societies, the event is 100% FREE and open to all and supported by The Oxford Foundry.

Gloria has a huge wealth of experience as one of the travel and tourism industries’ foremost experts and this is a unique opportunity to learn more, benefit from her insights and stories and get a behind the scenes inside peak into rather opaque negotiations at the top of the industry. This will undoubtedly be one of the most topical and interesting events of term and will give you the chance to hear from and ask questions of such a fascinating guest at the forefront of such key industries. We highly recommend you do not miss out so please join us by registering below – we will send those who register the link for the online event.



30 June, 2020


London, United Kingdom



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