Event

World Tourism Day Official Celebration

Location

Doha
Qatar
25° 19' 6.0168" N, 51° 32' 10.1472" E
Approve event: 
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

Category
Event type: 
Conference
Related to: 
World Tourism Day
Event
UNWTO
Event or Session: 
This is a main event

Silk Road Seminar at the World Travel Market 2017

Location

South Gallery Room 7 & 8; ExCel London London, LND
United Kingdom
Approve event: 
Yes
Short event's name : 
Silk Road Seminar at the World Travel Market 2017, 6 November, London, UK
6 November 2017
Location: 
 
Selling the Silk Road: unite and conquer
Monday, 6 November 2017
10:30-12:00
South Gallery Room 7 & 8
 
Once acclaimed as the "greatest route in the history of mankind", modern-day travellers experience the Silk Road as a myriad of interconnected routes, incredibly rich in natural and cultural, but spread across various countries throughout Asia, the Middle East and Europe. Hence, is it feasible to promote the Silk Road as an overarching tourism route? Is dividing the Silk Road into thematic tourism themes or cluster regions the road to success? What role can marketing and social media play in promoting the Silk Road? These and many more questions were assessed by a panel of tourism experts active across the region. 
 
The UNWTO Silk Road Programme would like to thank Ms. Lyn Hughes, Mr. Jonny Bealby, Mr. Andreas Janz and Mr. Steven Hermans for their excellent contributions. Special gratitude is also due to all attendants for their support, we sincerely hope you enjoyed the seminar.
 
Presentations: 
The Silk Road seminar was jointly organized by UNWTO and Travel Perspective, and supported by WTM London.
 
 
Follow us on social media: 
#silkroadtourism
#IY2017
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

Category
Event type: 
Seminar
Market
Related to: 
Event
UNWTO
Event or Session: 
This is a session depending on an event

Arabian Travel Market 2017

Location

Dubai International Exhibition and Convention Centre Dubai
United Arab Emirates
25° 16' 16.1004" N, 55° 18' 26.946" E
Approve event: 
Yes
Short event's name : 
UNWTO at Arabian Travel Market 2017 (24-27 April 2017)
24 April 2017 - 27 April 2017
Location: 
25° 16' 16.1004" N, 55° 18' 26.946" E
Category
Event type: 
Fair
Related to: 
Event
UNWTO
Event or Session: 
This is a main event
Schedule: 

ITB 2017

Location

Messe Berlin Berlin
Germany
52° 31' 9.0156" N, 13° 24' 21.9276" E
Approve event: 
No
Short event's name : 
ITB 2017 (Berlin, Germany, 8-12 March 2017)
8 March 2017 - 12 March 2017
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 2017, Berlin.

UNWTO's Provisional Programme of Activities

 

For more information on ITB, please click here

 

Category
Event type: 
Fair
Related to: 
Event
UNWTO
Event or Session: 
This is a main event

7th UNWTO Silk Road Ministers Meeting at ITB Berlin 2017

Locations

Messe Berlin Berlin Room, Hall 7.3, Messe Berlin
Berlin, BE
Germany
Messe Berlin Berlin Room, Hall 7.3, Messe Berlin
Berlin, BE
Germany
Messe Berlin Berlin Room, Hall 7.3, Messe Berlin
Berlin, BE
Germany
Messe Berlin Berlin Room, Hall 7.3, Messe Berlin
Berlin, BE
Germany
Messe Berlin Berlin Room, Hall 7.3, Messe Berlin
Berlin, BE
Germany
Messe Berlin Berlin Room, Hall 7.3, Messe Berlin
Berlin, BE
Germany
Approve event: 
No
Short event's name : 
7th UNWTO Silk Road Ministers Meeting (Berlin, Germany, 8 March 2017)
8 March 2017
Location: 

7th UNWTO Silk Road Ministers’ Meeting at ITB Berlin 2017 

Русская версия 

With the support of Messe Berlin, the UNWTO Silk Road Programme organized the seventh edition of the annual Silk Road Ministers Meeting. Celebrating 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, this year’s meeting focused on the impact sustainable tourism policies and practices have on local Silk Road communities.

As a region home to outstanding natural landscapes and cultural heritage sites that transcend individual countries, sustainability is a vital issue for the Silk Road. By agreeing upon a common approach, Silk Road countries agreed to advance the 2030 Sustainable Development agenda.

The UNWTO Silk Road Programme would like thank all involved partners for their outstanding input. 

The TripAdvisor Travel Trends for the Silk Road 2017 presented during the meeting can be accessed here

Official UNWTO Press Release available here 

Programme

Presentations:

Additional information:

Information on last year's event can be accessed here

2017 International Year of Sustainable Development for Tourism

Category
Event type: 
Meeting
Related to: 
Event
UNWTO
Event or Session: 
This is a session depending on an event
Part of: 

ITB 2016

Location

Messe Berlin Berlin
Germany
52° 31' 9.0156" N, 13° 24' 21.9276" E
Approve event: 
No
Short event's name : 
ITB 2016 (Berlin, Germany, 9-13 March 2016)
9 March 2016 - 13 March 2016
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-2016, Berlin.

 

UNWTO's Programme of Activities

Visit the UNWTO stand at 20/127

For more information on ITB, please click here

 

Category
Event type: 
Fair
Related to: 
Event
UNWTO
Event or Session: 
This is a main event

Arabian Travel Market 2015

Location

Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre Dubai
United Arab Emirates
25° 16' 16.1004" N, 55° 18' 26.946" E
Approve event: 
Yes
Short event's name : 
UNWTO at Arabian Travel Market 2015 (4-7 May 2015)
4 May 2015 - 7 May 2015
Location: 
25° 16' 16.1004" N, 55° 18' 26.946" E
Category
Event type: 
Fair
Related to: 
Event
UNWTO
Event or Session: 
This is a main event

ITB 2015

Location

Messe Berlin Berlin
Germany
52° 31' 9.0156" N, 13° 24' 21.9276" E
Approve event: 
No
Short event's name : 
ITB 2015 (Berlin, Germany, 4-8 March 2015)
4 March 2015 - 8 March 2015
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-2015, Berlin.

 

UNWTO's Programme of Activities

 

Visit the UNWTO stand at 20/127

 

For more information on ITB, please click here

 

Category
Event type: 
Fair
Related to: 
Event
UNWTO
Event or Session: 
This is a main event

ITB 2014

Location

Messe Berlin Berlin
Germany
52° 31' 9.0156" N, 13° 24' 21.9276" E
Approve event: 
No
5 March 2014 - 9 March 2014
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-2014, Berlin.

Visit the UNWTO stand at 20/127

For more info, please click here

Category
Event type: 
Fair
Related to: 
Event
UNWTO
Event or Session: 
This is a main event