Sandals Resorts’ Executive Chairman, Adam Stewart, has been formally invited to join the executive committee of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).
The induction represents the "actionable change and strides forward made by Stewart throughout his time in the industry," reads a news release issued on Thursday (Oct. 14).
“I am honoured to join the Executive Committee of an organization I have so respected since the start of my career,” said Stewart. “This leadership team is passionately focused on the efforts of the travel and tourism sector and I am eager to contribute. Together, we will continue to promote an industry that is more sustainable and inclusive than it was yesterday, reminding our neighbouring industries and international governments that travel is an essential necessity to life.”
The WTTC represents the global travel and tourism private sector.
Members include 200 CEOs, Chairs and Presidents of the world’s leading Travel & Tourism companies from all geographies covering all industries.
For more than 30 years, WTTC has been committed to raising the awareness of governments and the public of the economic and social significance of the Travel & Tourism sector.
“I am delighted to welcome Adam to the Executive Committee of WTTC. Adam brings with him a wealth of experience having worked so closely with his late father to build what is now, one of the most recognized brands in our industry. Myself and the entire WTTC family look forward to working with Adam in his new role," said Julia Simpson, president and CEO of WTTC.
The original vision of the council’s founding members remains the same: governments are to recognize travel and tourism as a top priority, business should balance economics with people, culture, and environment, and a shared pursuit of long-term growth.
Membership includes the spectrum of the industry, from airlines to tour operators to hospitality groups.