"So we made the decision to cancel in '20. We made the decision based upon one fact our greatest strength was bringing more than 100,000 people together."
Nov 9, 2021
Prior to the pandemic, travel and tourism had become one of the most important sectors in the world economy, accounting for 10% of the global GDP and more than 320 million jobs worldwide. The pandemic brought these global gatherings to a sudden halt, emptying convention centers, shuttering hotels and impacting over 100 million jobs across the globe.