The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is postponing until fall its Global Summit, which was to be held in Cancun in April. 

WTTC said that although the Mexican state of Quintana Roo currently has no known cases of Covid-19 coronavirus, moving its annual meeting to later this year “is the right decision to enable our sector to focus its resources on managing the crisis.”

“The decision was made after careful consideration by WTTC, our operating committee and the government of Quintana Roo, in solidarity to governments, countries and organizations which are being affected by Covid-19,” WTTC said in a statement.  

The organization also said that Cancun had originally requested hosting the summit in the autumn to ensure the event’s success. WTTC only made Cancun the site of its summit in January after canceling the one it had planned in San Juan to enable Puerto Rico to use its resources for tourism promotion instead of the summit.

The Global Summit in Cancun was to be held from April 21 to 23. WTTC said it is working with the government of Quintana Roo to solidify new dates.

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