WTTC Unveils Speakers For Sustainability and Investment Summit in Puerto Rico

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has unveiled its speakers for the upcoming Sustainability and Investment Summit in Puerto Rico. These include Alexandra Cousteau, environmental activist and filmmaker and Rosario Marin, 41st treasurer of the U.S. The event will be held in the city of San Juan on June 14. It will convene world leaders in the field to analyze the challenges facing the sector.

Alexandra Cousteau, granddaughter of explorer Jacques Cousteau, is a sustainability and environmental activist with the ability to inspire audiences on the issues of policy, politics and call to action advocating for the importance of restoration and sustainable management of water sources.

As secretary of the state and consumer services agency, Rosario Marin was tasked with greening California through defining standards, improving waste management and supporting hospitality sustainability.

At this event, WTTC will endorse the sector’s commitment to preserve the planet, its biodiversity and reduce climate change. It will focus on building resilience in the travel and tourism through investment, sustainable growth and the development of communities. Tourism ministers from around the Caribbean and other destinations, including Argentina, Barbados, U.S. and the Bahamas will also take to the stage.

Julia Simpson, WTTC president and CEO, said: “We are delighted to have such influential speakers at our summit in Puerto Rico. “It is an honor to have Alexandra Cousteau and Rosario Marin addressing delegates, where they will be able to share how sustainability has shaped their work and share lessons learnt on how to bring about sustainable change.”

She added that Puerto Rico is a strategic destination for the Caribbean region and the event would serve as a platform to discuss investment in sustainable tourism.

Other speakers set to address the Sustainability and Investment Summit include Arnold Donald, president and CEO, Carnival Corporation and chairman at WTTC; Lisa Cummins, senator, minister of tourism and international transport, Barbados; Jennifer Aguinaga, deputy director for policy and planning, U.S. Department of Commerce; Nicola Madden-Greig, manager, Caribbean Hotels Tourism Association; Carlos Mercado, executive director, Puerto Rico Tourism Company; Frank Rainieri, chairman and founder, Grupo Puntacana; José Ricardo Botelho, CEO at ALTA; Megan Morikawa, director of global sustainability office, Iberostar; and Rick Sasso, chairman, MSC Cruises USA.

For more information, visit wttc.org/About/Events-Webinars/Sustainability-Investment-Summit-2022.

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