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Global travel & tourism summit to be held in New Delhi from April 8-10

12-February-2005
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Global travel & tourism summit to be held in New Delhi from April 8-10

In an effort to realise the full potential of the travel and tourism sector, the World Travel and Tourism Council has unveiled an agenda for the 5th Travel & Tourism Summit scheduled to begin in the Capital from April 8-10.

The event aims at presenting various facets of the tourism sector. It will provide a platform to the leading government, industry and media players across the globe to indulge in interactive discussions and make presentations. The event will include the views of Chairman and CEO of Marriott International Bill Marriott on the industry, a panel discussion on inspirational leadership in the industry, and an investigation into the latest innovations and implications of new technology.

Revolving around the theme "Realising the Potential," the event will be inaugurated by the President of India APJ Abdul Kalam. Union Tourism Minister Renuka Chowdhury, Raymond Bickson, Managing Director of Indian Hotels Company, PRS Oberoi, Chairman of the Oberoi Group and Lalit Suri, Chairman & Managing Director of Bharat Hotels, are some of the personalities from India who will address the summit.

Jean-Claude Baumgarten, WTTC President, said: "I am privileged to launch such a superb programme." Lalit Suri, who is also Chairman, WTTC India Initiative, said, " The WTTC India initiative has been working towards realising the true potential of travel and tourism in this country for more than five years and as the Indian economy continues to grow, I believe that the industry will make a major contribution."

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