UNWTO

UNWTO and ETC Webinar on exploring health tourism

Location

Madrid
Spain
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No
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UNWTO and ETC Webinar on exploring health tourism
28 February 2019
Location: 

 

The UNWTO and ETC Webinar on exploring health tourism took place on Thursday 28 February 2019 at 14:00 pm (CET) , Mr. László Puczkó, Director of Industry Intelligence of RLA and Founder of the Tourism Observatory for Health, Wellness and Spa by Xellum, present the results of the UNWTO and ETC report on exploring health tourism.

 Link to the report: https://www.e-unwto.org/doi/book/10.18111/9789284420209

Watch the full Webinar here: https://youtu.be/6PA8B2nH7kw 

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Technical Conferences
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Destination Management
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UNWTO
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International Seminar on Destination Management - new challenges, new solutions

Locations

Guatemala City
Guatemala
Guatemala City
Guatemala
Guatemala City
Guatemala
Guatemala City
Guatemala
Guatemala City
Guatemala
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No
15 May 2019
Location: 

More information on this event will be available soon.

For further information on the 64th meeting of the UNWTO Regional Commission for the Americas, please click here.

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Commission Meeting
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Americas
Regional Programme
UNWTO
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64th meeting of the Regional Commission for the Americas

Locations

La Antigua
Guatemala
La Antigua
Guatemala
La Antigua
Guatemala
La Antigua
Guatemala
La Antigua
Guatemala
La Antigua
Guatemala
La Antigua
Guatemala
La Antigua
Guatemala
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No
16 May 2019
Location: 

 

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in conjunction with the Guatemalan Tourism Institute (INGUAT) has the pleasure to invite UNWTO Members to the celebration of the statutory meeting 64th UNWTO Regional Commission for the Americas and the International Seminar on Destination Management - new challenges, new solutions, to be held from 15 to 17 May in La Antigua and Guatemala City, Guatemala. On this occasion, the International Seminar, scheduled to be held on 15 May, will precede the Commission Meeting, programmed for 16 May.

NOTE: In compliance with the United Nations system’s environmental protection policy, the working documents for both events will not be distributed on paper at the venue of the event. Therefore, the delegates are requested to bring their own set of documents provided below.

More information on this event will be available soon.

For further information about the International Seminar on Destination Management - new challeges, new solutions, please click here.

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Commission Meeting
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Americas
Regional Programme
UNWTO
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Silk Road Tour Operators Forum at ITB Berlin 2019

Location

Palais West Room
Messe Berlin 14:00-16:00
Berlin, BE
Germany
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No
7 March 2019
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Silk Road Tour Operators Forum

Thursday, 7 March 2019; 14:00 - 16:00

Palais West Room, ITB Berlin 2019

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), supported by ITB Berlin, EastguidesWest and the Phoenicians Route, hosted a 2 hour forum focused on improving cooperation between the various tourism stakeholders active within the sphere of cultural tourism routes.

Following introductory presentations on cooperation opportunities and recent activities happening along the Silk Road and the Phoenicians Route, plus a country presentation by the Republic of Azerbaijan, a training session was held by Mr. Barnany Davies and Ms. Sjannie Hulsman from EastguidesWest centred on stakeholder expectations and service quality.

Both tour operators and locally based Destination Management Companies (DMC’s) face similar difficulties when planning and marketing specialised tours and tourism packages. By looking at best-practice examples currently being implementing within the field, strategies on how to build and maintain trust among partners were discussed. Trustworthiness and service excellence were presented as key elements ensuring a balanced approach between the demand and supply sides of the tourism industry.

UNWTO wishes to express its gratitude to all speakers for their fantastic input, and to all attendants for their time and inte

The Programme and venue map is available here

 

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Conference
Seminar
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UNWTO
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ITB 2019

Location

Messe Berlin Berlin
Germany
52° 31' 9.0156" N, 13° 24' 21.9276" E
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Yes
Short event's name : 
ITB 2019 (Berlin, Germany, 6-10 March 2018)
6 March 2019 - 10 March 2019
Location: 
52° 31' 9.0156" N, 13° 24' 21.9276" E


UNWTO will once again be undertaking a number of events and activities at ITB Berlin 2019.

Programme of UNWTO activities

For more information on ITB, please click here

 

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Fair
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Event
UNWTO
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Silk Road Ministers Meeting at ITB Berlin 2019

Location

Hall 7.3a, "Berlin Room"
Messe Berlin 14:00-16:00
Berlin, BE
Germany
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No
6 March 2019
Location: 

Organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and supported by ITB Berlin, the 9th UNWTO Silk Road Ministers Meeting successfully took place on Wednesday, 6 March 2019 from 14:00 - 16:00 at the 'Berlin Room', Hall 7.3a.

The meeting focused on collaborative opportunities and tourism projects aimed at strengthening regional cohesion.

Mr. Patrick Fritz, Technical Coordinator of the Technical Cooperation and Silk Road Department at UNWTO presented current activities being developed by UNWTO and future cooperation opportunities across the region.

Mr. Jens Thraenhart, Founder & CEO of Chameleon Strategies presented a proposal for Silk Road countries aimed at increasing their online marketing presence through a novel Silk Road website and platform.

Ms. Maria Founta, Head of Marketing in CEE of Google, presented on how digital tools and strategies can help diversify the product offering of Silk Road destinations.

Mr. Steven Small, Brand Director, and Ms. Sasha Woodward, Senior Account Manager, of Routes presented on air connectivity and the future of air travel, with a specific focus on Silk Road countries.

Ms. Sakina Asgarova from the Azerbaijan Tourism Board presented on Azerbaijan's Silk Road heritage. A key node along the historic Silk Road routes, Azerbaijan will be hosting two important Silk Road events in 2020: the Silk Road Task Force Meeting and the 9th UNWTO International Meeting on Silk Road Tourism.

During the Open Debate, which counted upon the input of 20 Silk Road countries, in addition to contributions by UNESCO and UNWTO Affiliate Members, important strategies were discussed that will allow UNWTO to plan activities for the 2019-2020 period. All of sustainable nature, the proposed initiatives will allow us to further advance and work towards our main vision: to make the historic Silk Road routes the most important transnational tourism route of the 21st century.  

Programme

For more information on the above, please write to silkroad@unwto.org  

 

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Meeting
Fair
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UNWTO
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2nd Global Conference on Jobs and Inclusive Growth: Small and Medium Tourism Enterprises (SMTEs)

Location

Montego Bay
Jamaica
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No
29 January 2019
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Conference
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Americas
Regional Programme
UNWTO
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FITUR 2019

Location

IFEMA
Av. Partenón, Nº 5
Madrid, MD 28042
Spain
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No
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UNWTO activities at FITUR 2019 (Madrid, Spain, 23-27 January 2019)
23 January 2019 - 27 January 2019
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UNWTO will be undertaking a number of events and activities at FITUR 2019, in Madrid. 

UNWTO Programme of Activities

For more information on FITUR, please click here


La OMT llevará a cabo una serie de eventos y actividades en FITUR 2019, en Madrid.

Programa de actividades de la OMT 

Más información sobre FITUR disponible aquí

 

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Fair
Related to: 
UNWTO
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4th UNWTO Euro-Asian Mountain Tourism Conference

Location

AlpenCongress Berchtesgaden Berchtesgaden
Germany
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No
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4 UNWTO Euro-Asian Mountain Tourism Conference (2-5 March 2019, Berchtesgaden, Germany)
2 March 2019 - 5 March 2019
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The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) organized the 4th UNWTO Euro-Asian Mountain Tourism Conference, on 2-5 March 2019, in Berchtesgaden, Germany, jointly with the Berchtesgadener Land Region, and supported by the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy and the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy of Germany.


The Programme is available HERE
The Concept Note of the Conference is available HERE
The General Information Note is available HERE

Photos are available by clicking the image below

4th UNWTO Euro-Asia Mountain Tourism Conference


Conference conclusions
Press Release


Presentations are available below

Be inspired: Man and Nature, by Notker Wolf, OSB Abtprimas em.


Session 1: Dirk Glaesser, Director, Sustainable Development of Tourism, UNWTO


Session 2: Eva Štravs Podlogar, State Secretary of Slovenia


Session 3: Michael Haefliger, Executive and Artistic Director of the Lucerne Festival 


Demographic Change: The Thrill Seeking Society, by Andreas Motel-Klingebiel, Department of Social and Welfare Studies (ISV) National Institute for the Study of Ageing and Later Life (NISAL), Linköping University (LIU), Sweden


Session 4. Guido Sommer, University of Applied Sciences Kempten


Health Care: An Excellent Value Proposition
Sandra Carvao, Chief, Tourism Market Intelligence and Competitiveness, UNWTO
Peter Rieckmann, Medical Director & Chairman of Department Hospital for Nervous Diseases Medical Park Loipl


Session 5: Karl Gabl, Former President of the Board of Trustees für Alpine Safety and Head of the Central Institute for Metereology and Geodynamics, Innsbruck


Welcome to Berchtesgaden!

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UNWTO
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Nineteenth meeting - Committee on Statistics

Location

UNWTO Headquarters Madrid
Spain
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No
26 February 2019 - 27 February 2019
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The 19th meeting of the Committee on Statistics was hold in UNWTO Headquarters, Madrid (Spain) on 26-27 February 2019.

Recent developments on the MST project
Cooperation between international organizations
Insights to specific sustainability challenges and their evidence-based approaches
MST research agenda on cenceptual issues
  • Mr. Cesare Costantino (UNWTO consultant): Measuring the social dimension of the sustainability of tourism (doc) (ppt)
  • Mr. Manpreet Singh (ILO): MST sub-group on Employment - Key Findings and Recommendations (doc) (ppt)
  • Ms. Mélanie Gauche (France): Defining spatial areas for measuring the sustainability of tourism at a subnational  level (doc) (ppt)
  • Mr. Cesare Costantino (UNWTO consultant): The tourism demand perspective and allocating environmental flows associated with transport activity (doc) (ppt)
MST on the ground
Tourism Satellite Account: what's coming next?
The way forward and closing

Photos of the nineteenth meeting (click on the image to expand)
 

           

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Meeting
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Statistics & Tourism Satellite Account
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UNWTO
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