The Global Travel and Tourism Resilience Council was formed by Jacobs Media Group in association with a number of national governments to create an essential partner and resilience expert for anyone in the travel and tourism industries.
The council has its roots in the International Travel Crisis Management Summit, which was created in 2016 to bring together public and private stakeholders in the travel industry to address challenges and response to crises and disasters, both man-made and environmental, and share best practice and information across destinations and industries.
The International Partnerships team also specialises in introducing international clients to the UK market through bespoke solutions and programmes and helps UK based companies to ‘fast track global networking’ by partnership with the group on international events.
The team works closely with destinations on B2B communications and events including the management of a number of major travel expos such as LATA Expo (on behalf of the Latin America Travel Association, Experience Africa (on behalf of ATTA, the African Travel and Toursm Association), the IGLTA Marketplace (on behalf of the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association).
The Resilience Council works in partnership with leading industry figures and organisations, and is supported by multiple governments around the world, including Jordan, South Africa, Jamaica, Greece and Nepal.
It is co-chaired by Jamaica’s tourism minister Edmund Bartlett and Dr Taleb Rifai, former secretary general of the UNWTO, and is overseen by Jacobs Media Group’s international partnerships team under the leadership of director Daniela Wagner.