UNWTO

High-Level Summit on Innovation and Sustainable Development in Tourism

Location

Saint Petersburg
Russia
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10 September 2019
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A side-event of the 23rd Session of the UNWTO General Assembly

 
The High Level Summit on Innovation and Sustainable Development in Tourism will rethink, optimize and demonstrate solutions and approaches which countries could apply to effectively decouple the tourism sector’s growth from resources use, while addressing a range of relevant topics such as the competitiveness of the tourism sector and the criticality of education, innovation and sustainability. It also aims at encouraging dialogue and action, to sensitize decision-makers about raising sustainable transportation policies as a priority for sustainable development and climate action through innovation pathways.
 
Set within the Framework of the 23rd Session of the UNWTO General Assembly, this Summit brings together distinguished keynote speakers with a demonstrated impact in innovation, education and Artificial Intelligence, the 10 winning start-ups from the Regional UNWTO Tourism Tech Adventures, and a panel of high-level experts who are currently leading the sector in sustainable advances. 
 
Do not miss this opportunity to join in a meaningful dialogue on how to harness the power of innovation for a more sustainable tourism sector!
 

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General Assembly
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4th UNWTO Global Conference on Wine Tourism

Location

Valle de Colchagua
Chile
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No
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4th UNWTO Global Conference on Wine Tourism
4 December 2019 - 6 December 2019
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Conference
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UNWTO
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UNWTO Webinar on ‘Overtourism’? – Understanding and Managing Urban Tourism Growth beyond Perceptions

Location

MD
Spain
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No
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UNWTO Webinar on ‘Overtourism’? – Understanding and Managing Urban Tourism Growth beyond Perceptions
14 May 2019
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The UNWTO Webinar on ‘Overtourism’? – Understanding and Managing Urban Tourism Growth beyond Perceptions will present UNWTO’s ongoing research on the perception of residents towards city tourism and propose 11 strategies and 68 measures to help understand and manage visitor’s growth in urban settings.

The Webinar will discuss how to manage urban tourism to the benefit of visitors and residents alike by providing examples from 18 case studies across the Americas, Asia and the Pacific and Europe on how cities are implementing the following 11 strategies to manage growing tourism flows.

Register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4982694625657599757

 

The publications to be featured are:

https://www.e-unwto.org/doi/book/10.18111/9789284419999

https://www.e-unwto.org/doi/book/10.18111/9789284420629

http://cf.cdn.unwto.org/sites/all/files/docpdf/unwtoispsosglobalsurveysummary.pdf

 

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Conference
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UNWTO
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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
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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
Guatemala City
Guatemala
Guatemala City
Guatemala
Guatemala City
Guatemala
Guatemala City
Guatemala
Guatemala City
Guatemala
Guatemala City
Guatemala
Guatemala City
Guatemala
Guatemala City
Guatemala
Guatemala City
Guatemala
Guatemala City
Guatemala
Guatemala City
Guatemala
Guatemala City
Guatemala
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15 May 2019
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In recent years, there has been increasing recognition of the need for sound and planned management of tourism destinations. From traditional marketing and promotion boards the trend is for Destination Management Organizations (DMOs) to become leading organizations with a broader mandate which includes strategic planning, coordination and management of a full range of activities within an adequate governance structure with the integration of different stakeholders operating in the destination under common goals. Destinations where such an organization is not still in place are increasingly creating or plan to create a DMO as the organizational entity to lead the way.

These developments stem from the urge to achieve an optimal management of the destination which ensures that the various authorities, all relevant stakeholders and professionals are coordinated by a leading entity under a coherent strategy and a collective vision in pursuit of a common goal, the competitiveness and sustainability of the destination. This approach should also engage the residents and the local community in the tourism policy and decision-making process and its implementation in a truly Public (P) – Private (P) – Community (C) approach. Read more

To register, please click here.

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
La Antigua
Guatemala
La Antigua
Guatemala
La Antigua
Guatemala
La Antigua
Guatemala
La Antigua
Guatemala
La Antigua
Guatemala
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.

To register, please click here.

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.

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
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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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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
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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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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
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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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