UNWTO

Eighteenth meeting - Committee on Statistics and the Tourism Satellite Account

Location

UNWTO Headquarters Madrid
Spain
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No
27 February 2018 - 28 February 2018
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The next meeting of the Committee on Statistics and the Tourism Satellite Account will take place in UNWTO Headquarters, Madrid (Spain) on 27-28 February 2018.

Further information will be posted on this page soon.


 

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Meeting
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Statistics & Tourism Satellite Account
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FITUR 2018

Location

IFEMA Madrid
Spain
40° 25' 0.0876" N, 3° 42' 1.242" W
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No
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UNWTO activities at FITUR 2018 (Madrid, Spain, 17-21 January 2018)
17 January 2018 - 21 January 2018
Location: 
40° 25' 0.0876" N, 3° 42' 1.242" W

UNWTO will be undertaking a number of events and activities at FITUR 2018, in Madrid. 

Provisional Programme of UNWTO Activities

For more information on FITUR, please click here


La OMT llevará a cabo una serie de eventos y actividades en FITUR 2018, en Madrid.

Programa provisional de actividades de la OMT 

Más información sobre FITUR disponible aquí

 

 

 

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Fair
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UNWTO
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World Travel Market (WTM) - 2017

Location

ExCeL Docklands London
United Kingdom
51° 30' 26.406" N, 0° 7' 39.6588" W
Approve event: 
Yes
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World Travel Market, London, United Kingdom, 6 - 8 November 2017
6 November 2017 - 8 November 2017
Location: 
51° 30' 26.406" N, 0° 7' 39.6588" W

 

 

UNWTO will once again be undertaking a number of events and activities at WTM London in 2017

PROGRAMME OF UNWTO ACTIVITIES 


For registrations, please click here

Minister Registration: WTM 2017 online Minister registration is now closed. 

Tourism Ministers can register onsite at the Minister and VIP registration desk, in the Main Registration Area in Hall S11 at the Prince Regent Entrance (Prince Regent DLR station)

Ministers can register from:

Sunday 5 November 13.00 – 16.00
Monday 6 November – 08.00 – 18.00
Tuesday 7 November – 08.00 – 18.00
Wednesday 8 November – 08.00 – 18.00


For more information on World Travel Market, please click here

 

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Closing Ceremony

Location

Marriott Grand Ballroom Manila
Philippines
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No
23 June 2017
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Conference highlights by the Rapporteur Mr. Tadayuki Hara, Associate Professor, University of Central Florida (ppt)

Adoption of the Manila Call for Action on Measuring Sustainable Tourism

  • Mr. Márcio Favilla, Executive Director for Operational Programmes and Institutional Relations, UNWTO
  • Mr. Benito C. Bengzon, Jr, Undersecretary for Tourism Development Planning, the Philippines
  • Mrs. Lisa Grace S. Bersales, National Statistician, Philippine Statistics Authority

Speakers profile

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Conference
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Statistics & Tourism Satellite Account
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UNWTO
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Special meeting - Committee on Statistics and the Tourism Satellite Account

Location

Chengdu
China
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No
12 September 2017
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The Special meeting of the Members of the Committee was held, on 12 September, in Chengdu, China in the context of the 22nd Session of the UNWTO General Assembly. 

Photos of this meeting are available here

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Meeting
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Statistics & Tourism Satellite Account
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UNWTO
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UNWTO & WTM Ministers' Summit 2017

Location

WTM Global Stage, Exhibitor Floor, South Hall Entrance S10 - AS1050, ExCeL London
United Kingdom
51° 30' 26.406" N, 0° 7' 39.6588" W
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Yes
Short event's name : 
UNWTO & WTM Ministers' Summit, London, UK, 7 November 2017
7 November 2017
Location: 
51° 30' 26.406" N, 0° 7' 39.6588" W

Watch previous editions: 2016 - 20152014 - 2013 - 2012

 

UNWTO & WTM Ministers' Summit

Overtourism: growth is not the enemy, it is how we manage it"

Tuesday, 7 November 2017, ExCeL London  (11:00 - 13:00)

The 2017 edition of the UNWTO & WTM Ministers’ Summit will focus on the following issues:

  1. With international tourists reaching 1.2 billion in 2016, and expected to rise to 1.8 billion by 2030, how can we ensure the sustainable development and management of tourism making growth and sustainability go hand in hand?
  2. What public policies and strategies can be designed to address challenges of congestion management and pressure on natural and cultural resources from tourism?
  3. How to foster the dialogue between the tourism and local communities to strengthen effective engagement and coordination?
  4. How to address the public perception of tourism as a “bad” sector?
  5. What is the role of the private sector and how to build public/private sector partnerships to promote tourism as an effective tool to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Concept Note, Programme and confirmed speakers


Watch the photos and video of the 2017 edition!

 

For more information, please contact mgaido@unwto.org 

 

 

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Summit
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Fairs
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UNWTO
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World Tourism Day Official Celebration

Location

Doha
Qatar
25° 19' 6.0168" N, 51° 32' 10.1472" E
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No
Short event's name : 
World Tourism Day Official Celebration, 27 September, Doha, Qatar
27 September 2017
Location: 
25° 19' 6.0168" N, 51° 32' 10.1472" E

 

As decided by the UNWTO General Assembly, the World Tourism Day 2017 Official Celebration will be held in Doha, Qatar, under the theme "Sustainable Tourism – a Tool for Development", in the framework of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017. 

About the host

Qatar is a country steeped in history, rich in culture and buoyed by global growth. Owing to the country’s rapid development, visitors have an opportunity to capture the beautiful contrast of past and future in a single frame; the country is home to high rises and modern technology parks, sitting side by side with majestic desert landscapes and 1,400 years of Islamic history. In addition to offering a wide range of authentic experiences, Qatar hosts close to 80 sporting events annually, and will be the first Middle Eastern country to host the 2019 World Athletics Championships, 2022 FIFA World Cup and the 2023 FINA World Swimming Championships.

In 2011, the country launched the Qatar National Vision 2030 to guide its plans for sustainable long-term development and economic diversification. In pursuit of this vision, tourism has been designated a priority sector by the country’s leaders. Tourism provides Qatar with the opportunity to find sustainable economic growth, while perpetuating and celebrating the nation’s cultural and natural gems.

In 2014, Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) launched the Qatar National Tourism Sector Strategy (QNTSS) 2030, which charts a pathway of sustainable development for the tourism sector through 2030. Since its launch, Qatar has welcomed over 9 million visitors, and achieved an average annual growth in arrivals of 6% between 2012 and 2016. The economic impact of the tourism sector in Qatar is becoming increasingly visible with 2015 estimates showing a total impact on Qatar’s total GDP of 4.3%.

On World Tourism Day 2017, a new chapter of QNTSS will be launched, taking Qatar into the next phase of its journey towards 2030.

More information on the World Tourism Day 2017 website.


Documents

Provisional Programme

General Information Note

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Conference
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World Tourism Day
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UNWTO
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62nd UNWTO Regional Commission for the Americas

Locations

Chengdu
China
Chengdu
China
Chengdu
China
Chengdu
China
Chengdu
China
Chengdu
China
Chengdu
China
Chengdu
China
Chengdu
China
Chengdu
China
Chengdu
China
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No
Short event's name : 
62nd UNWTO Regional Commission for the Americas
12 September 2017
Location: 

The 62nd Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for the Americas will be held on Tuesday 12 September 2017, from 10:00 to 12:00.

This event is being organized in the framework of the 22nd session of the UNWTO General Assembly that will also be held in Chengdu (China), from 11 to 16 September 2017. 

 

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Commission Meeting
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Americas
Regional Programme
UNWTO
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Ministerial Roundtable. Committing to Measuring Sustainable Tourism (MST)

Location

Marriott Grand Ballroom Manila
Philippines
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No
21 June 2017
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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, 2017 constitute a unique opportunity to advance sustainable, inclusive and responsible tourism. The SDGs and national agendas worldwide require a shift towards more integrated policy across economic, social and environmental domains. This, in turn, must be underpinned by more integrated data. Developing a statistical framework to measure sustainable tourism is thus essential in fostering a common understanding for tracking progress and directing policy efforts. Ministers from around the globe will discuss the opportunities and challenges that sustainable tourism brings to their countries, and how the use of more integrated data is supporting them in paving the way towards a more sustainable future.

Moderator: Ms. Anita Mendiratta, Strategic Advisor to CNN International for T.A.S.K Group

Introductory remarks by Mr. Taleb Rifai, UNWTO Secretary-General

Panel of Ministers

  • H.E. Mr. John Amaratunga, Minister of Tourism Development and Christian Affairs, Sri Lanka
  • H.E. Mrs. Wanda Tulfo-Teo, Secretary, Department of Tourism, Philippines
  • H.E. Ms. Kobkam Wattanavrangkul, Minister of Tourism and Sports, Thailand
  • Mr. Pali J. Lehohla, Statistician-General, South Africa
  • Ms. Anne Lafortune, Principal Secretary for Tourism, Ministry of Tourism, Civil, Aviation, Ports and Marine, Seychelles
  • H.E. Mr. I Gde Pitana, Deputy Minister for International Marketing, Ministry of Tourism, Indonesia
  • Mr. Navitalai Tuivuniwai, Trade Commissioner, Fiji
  • Ms. Young-Shim Dho, Chairperson, Sustainable Tourism for Eliminating Poverty (STEP)
  • Mr. Mario Hardy, CEO, Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA)
  • Mr. Hwang Seong Un, Director General for International Tourism Policy, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Republic of Korea
  • Mr. Dai Bin, President of China Tourism Academy and Director of the CNTA Tourism Data Center, China
  • Mr. Sérgio Guerreiro, Director, Knowledge Management & Corporate Affairs, Turismo de Portugal and Representing the European Travel Commission
  • Ms. Beatriz Marco Arce, Deputy Director for Tourism Intelligence, Spain Tourism Board (Turespaña), Spain
  • Mr. Alain Dupeyras, Head of Tourism, OECD

Speakers profile

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Conference
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Statistics & Tourism Satellite Account
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62nd Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Europe

Location

Chengdu
China
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No
11 September 2017
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Event type: 
Commission Meeting
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UNWTO
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This is a main event