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Webinar on UNWTO/IPSOS Global survey on the perception of residents towards city tourism: impact and measures

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Madrid
Spain
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Webinar on UNWTO/IPSOS Global survey
22 July 2019
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The Webinar on UNWTO/IPSOS Global survey on the perception of residents towards city tourism: impact and measures, will present the results of the online survey, which gathered responses from 12,000 people in 15 countries, and conducted to collect insights and better understand the perception of residents towards city tourism, its impacts, as well as the most adequate strategies to manage the growing tourism flows in cities.

Findings of the survey include: 47% of respondents claimed that "they live in cities with a large number of tourists", more than 50% considered that tourism has a positive impact on the generation of wealth and the promotion of cultural exchanges, and 49% considered that they should adopt measures that help to improve tourism management. Only 12% of the respondents were in favor of the limitations in the number of visitors. This information and much more will be presented in the Webinar.

 

Click here to register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7664755331100249611

 

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Webinar on International Tourism Results and Prospects 2019

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Madrid, MD
Spain
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Webinar on International Tourism Results and Prospects 2019
11 June 2019
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The latest issue of the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer from the World Tourism Organization shows that international tourism continued to grow over the first quarter of 2019. Though at a slower rate when compared with the last two years, the 4% increase registered in early 2019 is a very positive sign. The Middle East (+8%) and Asia and the Pacific (+6%) experienced the highest increase in international arrivals. Numbers in both Europe and Africa were up by 4%, and in the Americas growth was recorded at 3%.

The Webinar on International Tourism Results and Prospects 2019 will go through the May 2019 issue of the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer with results on international tourist arrivals for the first three months of 2019 and international tourism exports for 2018. and highlighting the global and regional short-term trends in tourism.

Click here to watch the Webinar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXO2SzT790s

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UNWTO World Tourism Barometer (Excerpt)

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UNWTO Webinar on Institutional Strengthening in Destination Management: Preparing DMOs for new challenges

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Madrid, MD
Spain
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UNWTO Webinar on Institutional Strengthening in Destination Management: Preparing DMOs for new challenges
29 May 2019
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Many factors account for the increased focus on effective destination management, all of them urging Destination Management Organizations (DMOs) to face and adapt to new challenges.

This webinar will set the scene on the concept of destination management and DMOs, their current challenges and their role as 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.

This webinar aims to stress the relevance of having a leading organizational entity at destination level and of setting a sound framework of criteria and indicators for DMOs, based on the UNWTO.QUEST Certification - with the 17 SDGs incorporated in their plans and policies – and it will provide a set of recommendations for DMOs to improve their planning, managing and institutional governance.

Register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/711529557709992461

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UNWTO Destination Managaement events and projects

UNWTO Guidelines for Institutional Strengthening of  Destination Management Organization (DMOs) - Preparing DMOs for new challenges (2019)

UNWTO.QUEST Certification System

 

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High-Level Summit on Innovation and Sustainable Development in Tourism

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Saint Petersburg
Russia
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12 September 2019
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SAVE THE DATE
 

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 leading experts from the tourism sector. 
 
Do not miss this opportunity to join in a high-level dialogue on how to harness the power of innovation for a more sustainable tourism sector!
 

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4th UNWTO Global Conference on Wine Tourism (4-6 December 2019, Valle de Colchagua, Chile)

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Valle de Colchagua
Chile
Valle de Colchagua
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4th UNWTO Global Conference on Wine Tourism (4-6 December 2019, Valle de Colchagua, Chile)
4 December 2019 - 6 December 2019
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Following the success of the past 3 editions of the UNWTO Global Conference on Wine Tourism, the 4th UNWTO Global Conference on Wine Tourism is taking place on 4-6 December in Valle de Colchagua, Chile organized in collaboration with the Government of Chile.

Chile’s Colchagua Valley is a historic agricultural hotbed located roughly 100 miles south of the capital city of Santiago, beginning at the foothills of the Andes Mountains and reaching west to the Pacific Ocean. The valley’s diverse soils and micro-climates is ideal for a numerous array of quality grape varietals. Home to numbers of Chile’s most famous wines, the region's desirable terroir, combined with persistent, focused marketing have successfully launched Colchagua Valley to the level of international acclaim. In terms of innovation, independent winemakers across Chile continue challenging the norms of more traditional winemaking, from creating new blends and resurrecting old grapes to implementing dry and organic, biodynamic farming practices.

Falls under the theme ‘Co-creating Innovative Experiences’, this year´s Conference seeks to explore issues related to Wine Tourism experience, co-creation of experience, big data in Wine Tourism, and more. In line with this, the Conference will challenge its participants to further explore these topics as well as the contribution of technical assistance and capacity-building to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Conference will include workshops on four different themes giving participants the opportunity to further explore the issues addressed in the sessions and interactively share and exchange ideas which will in turn form part of the conference conclusions. The event will open with a Masterclass on how to develop competitive and sustainable wine tourism destinations and close with Wine Tourism Experiences: Colchagua Vineyards.

 

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1st UNWTO Global Conference on Wine Tourism

2nd UNWTO Global Conference on Wine Tourism

3rd UNWTO Global Conference on Wine Tourism

UNWTO Wine Tourism Product Development Project: The Joyful Journey

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UNWTO Webinar on ‘Overtourism’? – Understanding and Managing Urban Tourism Growth beyond Perceptions

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MD
Spain
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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 presented 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 discussed 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.

 

Video of the Webinar:

https://youtu.be/okGA-3px3Ag

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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UNWTO and ETC Webinar on exploring health tourism

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Madrid
Spain
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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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International Seminar on Destination Management - New Challenges, New Solutions

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Guatemala City
Guatemala
Guatemala City
Guatemala
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Guatemala
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Guatemala
Guatemala City
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Guatemala
Guatemala City
Guatemala
Guatemala City
Guatemala
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Guatemala
Guatemala City
Guatemala
Guatemala City
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Guatemala
Guatemala City
Guatemala
Guatemala City
Guatemala
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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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64th meeting of the Regional Commission for the Americas

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La Antigua
Guatemala
La Antigua
Guatemala
La Antigua
Guatemala
La Antigua
Guatemala
La Antigua
Guatemala
La Antigua
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Guatemala
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Guatemala
La Antigua
Guatemala
La Antigua
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Guatemala
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Guatemala
La Antigua
Guatemala
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Guatemala
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Guatemala
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La Antigua
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La Antigua
Guatemala
La Antigua
Guatemala
La Antigua
Guatemala
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16 May 2019
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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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Silk Road Tour Operators Forum at ITB Berlin 2019

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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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