The UNWTO & WTM Ministers’ Summit Discusses Safe and Seamless Travel

The UNWTO & WTM Ministers’ Summit Discusses Safe and Seamless Travel

The UNWTO & WTM Ministers’ Summit hosts an array of leading speakers from both the private and public sector to discuss the key topic of safe and seamless travel at this year’s World Travel Market London.

The Summit – Tourism and Security: Promoting Safe and Seamless Travel – will address the major safety and security challenges facing the tourism sector, how to address them and how the private and public sector can work together to develop a safe and resilient tourism sector.

Speakers at this year’s event include:


  • Fritz Joussen

Chief Executive Officer



  • Mark Tanzer

Chief Executive



  • Nina Brooks

Head, Security

Airports Council International (ACI) World


  • E. Mr. Mohamed Yehia Rashed

Minister of Tourism



  • Ryoichi Matsuyama


Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO)


  • Najib Balala

Cabinet Secretary for Tourism

Ministry of Tourism



  • Edward Zammit Lewis

Minister of Tourism



  • E. Mrs. Selma Elloumi Rekik

Minister of Tourism and Handicrafts



  • E. Mr. Nabi Avci

Minister of Culture and Tourism



  • Aldo Lale-Demoz

Deputy Executive Director and

Director of the Division for Operations

UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)


  • Isabel Hill


National Travel and Tourism Office

United States Department of Commerce


  • E. Ms. Beatrice Maille

Director General

Consular Policy Bureau

Global Affairs Canada



  • David Scowsill

President and CEO

World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC)


World Travel Market London, Senior Director, Simon Press, said: “Safe and Seemless travel is the key topic for all those involved in global travel and tourism. All the speakers at this year’s summit have direct experience of the impact of terrorism and the fight to keep nations, citizens and tourists safe. I look forward to a thought-provoking and productive discussion.

“Safety and security are key pillars of tourism development and we need to strengthen our common action to build a safe, secure, and seamless travel framework. I trust this Summit will help us move forward on this important common challenge as we work to ensure that safety and security can go hand in hand with promoting a seamless travel experience,” said UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai.

The session is chaired by CNN International’s Becky Anderson.

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