Tourism, Growth, and Emerging Markets

Stephen Haggerty, Global Head of Real Estate & Development, Global Hyatt Corporation

While the global economic downturn has hurt many industries, travel and tourism are still growing. The World Travel and Tourism Council predicts that the industry will add 69 million net jobs by 2021, with four out of five jobs expected to be in Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa. What does the growth of travel mean for the global economy and for the profile of the lodging and tourism industry? Join us for an interactive discussion with Stephen Haggerty, the Council’s Emerging Leaders, and fellow Young Professionals on the topic of tourism’s impact on emerging markets.

Speaker Bio

Additional Information

The Next Generation Open Dialogue Series engages The Chicago Council’s Young Professionals and Emerging Leaders, along with business executives and key experts, in roundtable discussions on global topics.