WORLD TRAVEL & TOURISM COUNCIL APPOINTS NEW CEO AND PRESIDENT
In the week and coinciding with the start of Women’s Month, Gloria Guevara Manzo from Mexico was appointed as the new President and CEO of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC). Reflecting on her appointment, it is pleasing to note that Manzo emphasised the importance of the Travel and Tourism sector and her keen anticipation to build further on the foundation set by previous leadership of the Council. Manzo said with current environmental challenges, now is a critical time for the global sector and the 292 million people whose jobs depend on it to collaborate together under One Voice:
‘’It is now more important than ever for the global sector to speak with one voice and show its commitment and capability of creating sustainable livelihoods, protecting the natural environment and cultures, and asserting itself as a responsible and leading player in this fast-evolving world’’.
Profile in brief
Manzo began her professional career in 1989 at American computer hardware company NCR Corporation, working in the Latin America, Middle East, and Africa regions. She holds a BS in Computer Science from Anahuac University and an MBA from Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University. She joined the Travel and Tourism industry in 1995, starting at the Sabre Travel Network and Sabre Holdings, where she was later appointed as CEO of JV Sabre Mexico. In 2010 she was appointed as Minister of Tourism and also given the responsibility of heading the Mexican Tourism board.