Christopher J. Nas­setta an­nounced as WTTC chair­man elect

Law­less to step down at WTTC's AGM in Buenos Aires…

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The World Travel & Tourism Coun­cil (WTTC) to­day an­nounced the elec­tion of Christopher J. Nas­setta, pres­i­dent and ceo of Hil­ton, as the Coun­cil’s next chair­man.

Mr Nas­setta joined Hil­ton in 2007 and since as­sum­ing the role of CEO he has brought Hil­ton hos­pi­tal­ity to 27 new coun­tries by adding 2,200 ho­tels to a net­work of more than 5,000 prop­er­ties in 103 coun­tries and ter­ri­to­ries.

Chris has been a Mem­ber of WTTC’s Ex­ec­u­tive Com­mit­tee since 2011 and Vice Chair­man for North Amer­ica since 2014.

Mr Nas­setta will take over from cur­rent chair­man, Ger­ald Law­less, fol­low­ing the Coun­cil’s An­nual Gen­eral Meet­ing, which will take place in Buenos Aires, Ar­gentina on 17 April 2018. WTTC Chair­men are elected for a two-year term.

Law­less said: “It has been an hon­our to serve as Chair­man of WTTC for the past two years and I am de­lighted to be hand­ing over to Chris Nas­setta to steer the Coun­cil into its next phase of de­vel­op­ment.

I am sure that he and Glo­ria Gue­vara, WTTC’s Pres­i­dent & CEO, will form a strong team to ad­vo­cate for the eco­nomic and so­cial ben­e­fits of Travel & Tourism.”

Nas­setta said: “I would like to thank Ger­ald for his tire­less ad­vo­cacy on be­half of the global Travel & Tourism in­dus­try.

I am also hon­oured to ac­cept the role as WTTC Chair at a time of amaz­ing op­por­tu­nity and growth. I be­lieve the Coun­cil can play an im­por­tant role to bring gov­ern­ments and the in­dus­try to­gether to de­liver smart plans that sup­port both se­cu­rity and in­ter­na­tional travel.

I also be­lieve that the unique scale and reach of WTTC Mem­bers can be used to tackle sig­nif­i­cant global is­sues, in­clud­ing cli­mate change and global youth un­em­ploy­ment.”

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