2nd UNWTO Global Summit on City Tourism: Innovative strategies for improving competitiveness and the development of new business models

Date

19 September 2013 - 20 September 2013

Moscow
Russia


Objectives

The 2nd Global Summit on City Tourism, organized in collaboration with the Moscow City Government Committee on Tourism and Hotel Industry, is the venue for the presentation of the central themes of the second phase of the project. Accordingly, a presentation will be given on the development of the prototype that is being developed in Madrid in collaboration with Madrid Visitors and Convention Bureau and the UNWTO Affiliate Members for the creation of new tourism products in urban areas.
With this 2nd Global Summit on City Tourism, the UNWTO and the City of Moscow seek to elicit the exchange of ideas, experiences and information among the different stakeholders in the public and private sectors. This will contribute to applying the knowledge of everyone involved in a practical and visible way, with mutual learning, to spawn specific projects in the area of city tourism that materialize into models that can be replicated in other cities worldwide. The UNWTO and the Committee on Tourism of Moscow also aim to position tourism as a legitimate backbone for other sectors relating to urban development in order to project tourism’s full potential in the conception of cities on a large scale.
A new feature of this Summit will be a Speed networking session to encourage direct contact and further exchange among the participants.
This Summit is also preceded by a meeting of the Affiliate Members on 19 September, open to existing and potential members, i.e., all those who wish to share the experience of the only forum of this nature within the United Nations, where interaction transpires among private companies, destinations and universities around the world to create new networks to review issues related to tourism.

PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME
SPEAKERS OVERVIEW
INFORMATION NOTE
TECHNICAL NOTE
ONLINE REGISTRATION
VIDEO PRESENTATION
RUSSIAN LANGUAGE

Topics to be covered

Panel 1: Specialized products
Implementing innovative strategies to design specialized products with high added value for specific market niches that enhance the visitor's experience

Panel 2: Measuring the impact of tourism in cities
The importance of awareness of the economic and social impact of city tourism in national and local economiess

Panel 3: Cities, case studies and assessment tools
The exchange of proven experiences in terms of public-private collaboration, communication strategies, and technology, as well as benchmarking tools for the evaluation of such actions will also be one of the central topics to be discussed at the Summit    

Panel 4: The role of tourism in urban development
Tourism plays an essential role in the design of strategies related to urban development in the broadest sense. It forms part of a large and complex puzzle in which disparate and independently managed pieces need to fit together, linked to issues as diverse as infrastructure, transportation, culture, sustainability, quality of life and local idiosyncrasies.


Participants
This Summit is aimed at representatives from the governmental and non-governmental sector relating to accommodation, transport, intermediation, technology, culture, academia, retail, handicrafts, insurance, payment systems, tourism services of all kinds and any other segment related to urban development and tourism.

Transport arrangements
Air transport
The 2nd Global Summit on City Tourism has been registered with the website www.skyteam.com with respect to air transport of the congress. This site allows you to buy airline tickets to this event at a discount of 5% to 15% for all participants.  Upon booking you will need to enter the event code: Congress - 2469S.

Accomodation
The local organizers have negotiated special discounted hotel rates for the conference delegates at the Radisson Slavyanskaya Hotel and Business Centre.  To take advantage of these rates, participants must make their reservations online through the following link: http://unwto.sputnic-sbt.ru/.

Please note, to secure the special discounted rates, bookings should be advanced as soon as possible.

Slavyanskaya Hotel and Business Centre : Official Hotel for the 2nd Global Summit on City Tourism

The 2nd Global Summit on City Tourism will take place at the Radisson Slavyanskaya Hotel and Business Centre in Moscow.

Located adjacent to the Europe Plaza, the Radisson Slavyanskaya Hotel and Business Centre, Moscow features 427 plush, comfortable rooms with thoughtful amenities, including free high-speed, wireless Internet access, and individual climate control. Non-smoking rooms can be made available upon request.

Guests enjoy delicious international dining options, an on-site fitness center and flexible meeting facilities, spanning more than 4,400 square feet.

Special discounted rates for the participants of the 2nd Global Summit on City Tourism are:

 

Hotel

(Breakfast and VAT are included)

UNWTO Special Rate (€ per night)

Dates

Single occupancy

Double occupancy

Radisson Slavyanskaya ★★★★

http://www.radisson.ru/en/slavyanskayahotel-moscow

19-22/09

205

242

Radisson Royal ★★★★★

http://www.radisson.ru/royalhotel-moscow

19-22/09

320

456

Lotte Hotel ★★★★★

http://www.lottehotel.ru/

19-22/09

270

326

Aquarium Hotel ★★★★

http://en.aquariumhotel.ru/

19-22/09

220

249

Best Western Vega Hotel ★★★★

http://en.hotel-vega.ru/

19-22/09

133

147

Aminevskaya ★★★

http://www.aminevskaya-hotel.com/

 

19-22/09

 

106

124

Alpha Hotel★★★

http://www.alfa-hotel.ru/en/

 

19-22/09

 

122

137

Beta Hotel ★★★

http://www.beta-hotel.ru

 

19-22/09

 

101

198

Languages
The sessions will be held in English and Russian. Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in both languages.


ISTANBUL DECLARATION
SUMMARY REPORT OF THE 1ST SUMMIT IN ISTANBUL
AM REPORT ON CITY TOURISM