The Event Featured the World’s Top Travel Industry Executives and Included a Keynote Discussion with Former US President Barack Obama
NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA – Alex Zozaya, CEO of Apple Leisure Group® (ALG)-- one of the world’s leading travel, leisure and hospitality management groups--participated in the World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) 2019 Global Summit, hosted in Seville Spain.
Widely regarded as the global travel and tourism industry's preeminent event, the invitation-only Summit brought together key figures from the private and public sectors to discuss ongoing challenges and opportunities, as well as raise awareness of the industry’s significant social and economic impact around the globe. With a robust schedule of panel discussions featuring heads of state, government ministers, top industry executives and leading journalists, the event draws thousands of annual visitors and serves as a key source of industry knowledge.
Zozaya, who is also the Vice Chair of the WTTC, participated in a panel titled, “The US: A Frontier of Competitiveness,” which delved into the various tactics the US can employ to retain its status as the world’s largest travel and tourism market. Other panelists included Roger Dow, President and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association; Phil Lovas, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the National Travel and Tourism Office US Department of Commerce; and Caroline Beteta, President & CEO of Visit California, among others.
“Having the opportunity to engage in a healthy debate around some of the most important issues of our business is key, not only for us at ALG, but for the industry as a whole,” said Zozaya. “It’s an honor to be included amongst this incredible group of industry leaders, and we look forward to implementing some of the ideas that were discussed.”
For more information on the WTTC Global Summit, please visit https://www.wttc.org/.
About Apple Leisure Group:
Apple Leisure Group® (ALG) is the leading North American travel, hospitality and leisure management group with the only vertically-integrated business model, serving travelers and destinations worldwide. ALG consistently delivers exceptional value to travelers and strong performance to resort owners and partners by strategically leveraging the power of its portfolio of brands, comprising: the largest seller of vacation packages and charter flights in the U.S. for travel to Mexico and the Caribbean, moving approximately 3.2 million passengers annually through the well-established vacation brands Apple Vacations ®, BeachBound®, Funway Holidays®, Travel Impressions®, CheapCaribbean.com®,, Blue Sky Tours®, Southwest Vacations®, Funjet Vacations®, and United Vacations®; brand management of 5-star and 4-star luxury resorts through AMResorts® award-winning brand portfolio including Zoëtry® Wellness & Spas Resorts, Secrets® Resorts & Spas, Breathless Resorts & Spas®, Dreams® Resorts & Spas, Now Resorts & Spas®, Reflect Resorts & Spas®, Sunscape® Resorts & Spas, and Alua Hotels & Resorts; best-in-class destination management services provided by Amstar DMC and Worldstar®, the exclusive loyalty program Unlimited Vacation Club®; and the innovative technology solutions provider Trisept Solutions®, connecting over 88,000 travel agents with leading travel suppliers. To learn more about the Apple Leisure Group advantage, visit appleleisuregroup.com.