Gloria Guevara, WTTC President & CEO, said:
"The World Travel & Tourism Council and its Members are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Arne Sorenson. Arne was not only an extraordinary human being, but also an inspirational leader, whose contributions to the Travel & Tourism sector will continue to live on.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with Arne’s family, friends and with the thousands of Marriott associates around the world. His passing will leave not only a huge hole in our industry, but also in our hearts."