A three-member delegation from Abu Dhabi-based Knighthood Global, led by Chairman
James Hogan will be attending the WTTC Summit 2023 which takes place in Kigali Rwanda from 1 to 3
November this year.
Under the theme, Building Bridges to a Sustainable Future, the summit has attracted an international
audience from countries around the world to discuss the big issues facing travel and tourism today.
James Hogan is accompanied by Knighthood CEO, James Rigney and Camiel Eurlings, former Dutch
Minister of Transport, Public Works and Water Management and Member of the European
Parliament, who is a Partner at Knighthood Global.
Mr Hogan will participate in a panel discussion entitled ‘What’s your ETA?’ in which he will share
relevant learnings from the global airline industry, and how they can be leveraged by airlines operating
in Africa today.
He said: “The long-awaited and welcome emergence from the Covid era has not been without new
and significant challenges as we’ve seen in a very difficult summer of travel in Europe and America. In
addition to the critical challenge posed by climate change, travel and tourism faces ongoing financial
pressures and significant manpower and skills shortages, which need to be resolved if the industry is to
meet demand and customer expectations.
“There are no simple one-size fits all solutions to these problems. However, working together as an
industry and through public and private sector collaboration, we can map out a clear vision for the
future and develop workable and realistic policies to achieve a sustainable future.”
Knighthood Global is also a sponsor of the 2023 summit.
Founded by Principals, James Hogan and James Rigney and based in the United Arab Emirates,
Knighthood Global is a specialist aviation, travel and tourism company which has deep expertise and
proven experience in providing turnkey strategic planning and operational support capability solutions
to governments, airlines, and travel and tourism organisations.