World Travel and Tourism Council Honors Commitment to Sendai, Japan

Although Japan's Sendai has become known as the city hit by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, The World Travel & Tourism Council will honor its commitment to bring the 2012 conference to the city.

The WTTC is taking this opportunity to exhibit their new commitment and focus on the recovery of Japan's tourism industry. The four-day Global Summit will run in Tokyo from April 16 to 19, while the Committee will hold their Annual General Meeting and Executive Committee Meeting on April 17 in Sendai to focus on the disaster recovery management.

In the meantime, Sendai continues to prove its resilience. Public infrastructure came back in service within just a month's time for the bullet train and the Sendai airport, which went underwater after being hit by the tsunami.