Travel Weekly editor in chief Arnie Weissmann took over a corner of the greenroom at this year's World Travel & Tourism Council Global Summit in Seville and conducted video interviews with industry CEOs, tourism ministers and marketing executives just before they took the Summit stage.
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All of the Backstage Pass videos can be viewed on our media page. Interviewees include Expedia Inc. CEO Mark Okerstrom; Keith Barr, CEO of InterContinental Hotels Group; and Cathy Tull, the chief marketing officer of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitor Authority.
The summit's theme this year is "Changemakers," and WTTC CEO Glovia Guevara said in Weissmann's and Johanna Jainchill's report that the goal of the program is to spotlight the people who will have a hand in actually shaping the future of the industry.
Correction: An earlier version of this article misspelled InterContinental CEO Keith Barr's name.