UNWTO

FITUR 2018

Location

IFEMA Madrid
Spain
40° 25' 0.0876" N, 3° 42' 1.242" W
Approve event: 
No
Short event's name : 
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. 

The Provisional Programme of UNWTO Activities will be available soon!

For more information on FITUR, please click here


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

¡El programa provisorio de actividades de la OMT estará disponible pronto!

Más información sobre FITUR disponible aquí

 

 

 

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

Accounting and Statistics for Sustainable Tourism - Lunchtime Seminar

Location

New York
United States
Approve event: 
No
8 March 2017
Location: 

World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) organize this side-event on the occasion of 2017 as International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, and to underline that sustainable tourism is an important element of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, as it relates to sustainable economic growth and decent employment. 

Within the context of the Statistical Commission this side event is intended to highlight the measurement issues of sustainable tourism and to provide further explanation to the report of UNWTO on tourism statistics (E/CN.3/2017/17). That report describes the planned development of a statistical framework for measuring sustainable tourism to support more integrated measurement and policy in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and also proposes the development of a compilation guide for the Tourism Satellite Accounts (TSA), and a technical note on linking the System of Environmental Economic Accounting (SEEA) and the TSA.

You can see more information about this side-event in the following webpage: http://unstats.un.org/unsd/statcom/48th-session/side-events/20170308-2L-accounting-and-statistics-for-sustainable-tourism/

More information on the activities and initiatives to advance sustainable tourism for development can be found at www.tourism4development2017.org.

Category
Event type: 
Seminar
Related to: 
Statistics & Tourism Satellite Account
Programme
UNWTO
Event or Session: 
This is a main event

FITUR 2017

Location

IFEMA Madrid
Spain
40° 25' 0.0876" N, 3° 42' 1.242" W
Approve event: 
No
Short event's name : 
UNWTO activities at FITUR 2017 (Madrid, Spain, 18-22 January 2017)
18 January 2017 - 22 January 2017
Location: 
40° 25' 0.0876" N, 3° 42' 1.242" W

 

UNWTO will once again be undertaking a number of events and activities at FITUR-2017, Madrid.

Programme of UNWTO Activities

Programa de Actividades de la OMT

 

For more information on FITUR, please click here

 

 

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

FITUR 2016

Location

IFEMA Madrid
Spain
40° 25' 0.0876" N, 3° 42' 1.242" W
Approve event: 
No
Short event's name : 
UNWTO activities at FITUR 2016 (Madrid, Spain, 20-24 January 2016)
20 January 2016 - 24 January 2016
Location: 
40° 25' 0.0876" N, 3° 42' 1.242" W

 

UNWTO will once again be undertaking a number of events and activities at FITUR-2016, Madrid.

The UNWTO's Programme of Activities
Programa de Actividades de la OMT

 

Please visit UNWTO stand at 8D02

 

For more information on FITUR, please click here

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

UNWTO Practicum Workshop on Crisis Communications in Tourism

Location

Madrid - Andorra la Vella
Andorra
Approve event: 
No
Short event's name : 
UNWTO Practicum Workshop on Crisis Communications in Tourism (Andorra la Vella, Andorra / Madrid, Spain, 22-27 November 2015)
22 November 2015 - 27 November 2015
Location: 

 

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has the pleasure to announce that the 2015 UNWTO Practicum programme is being launched by UNWTO.Themis Foundation in a few days. This capacity building initiative will include a workshop on Crisis Communications in Tourism and will be held in English at the UNWTO Headquarters in Madrid and in the Principality of Andorra from 22 to 29 November 2015.

On this opportunity, the topic has arisen Member States great interest since crisis communications is a crucial element of good crisis management systems. It helps limit the negative impact of a crisis by addressing the information needs of all industry stakeholders in an efficient, timely and responsible manner.

The significant challenges that crisis situations can cause to the travel and tourism sector are well known. Tourism is a resilient sector that tends to show a significant capacity to rebound after a crisis situation as events such as man-made or natural disasters have shown. Still, in the short-term, the impact of negative events on the sector can be very important. Against this background, and based on the UNWTO Toolbox on Crisis Communications, this workshop will provide an overview in an interactive manner of the key elements of crisis communications including the use of social media, media relations, stakeholders coordination in order to prepare participants to manage crisis communications in a more effective manner.

Therefore, Member States officials attending the seminar will be provided with step-by-step protocols, checklists, sample templates and guidelines for measuring effectiveness. The analysis of best practices and case studies will also be presented.

The UNWTO.Practicum Workshop aims to provide participants with knowledge, skills, and a forum for discussion and reflection on the various crisis communication tools so that, by the end of the workshop, they will be able to plan and implement crisis communication plans that mitigate the impact of crisis situations and accelerate recovery.

 
Category
Event type: 
Workshop
Related to: 
Capacity
Thémis
Programme
UNWTO
Event or Session: 
This is a main event

Spain to host World Tourism Day 2012 under the theme Tourism and Sustainable Energy

Locations

Madrid
Spain
40° 25' 0.0876" N, 3° 42' 1.242" W
Madrid
Spain
40° 25' 0.0876" N, 3° 42' 1.242" W
Madrid
Spain
40° 25' 0.0876" N, 3° 42' 1.242" W
Madrid
Spain
40° 25' 0.0876" N, 3° 42' 1.242" W
PR No.: 
PR12015
08 Mar 12

The 2012 official World Tourism Day (WTD) celebrations will be held in Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain (27 September 2012). Under the theme “Tourism and Sustainable Energy: Powering Sustainable Development”, WTD 2012 highlights the need to bring the tourism sector and energy stakeholders closer together to spur tourism’s contribution to sustainability.

“Tourism is at the forefront of many of the latest and most innovative sustainable energy initiatives,” said UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai. “One only has to think of the investments being poured into renewable energy sources for aviation, or the energy technology solutions implemented in hotels around the world, to know that sustainable energy is a major priority for the sector.”

UNWTO Silk Road Ministers' Meeting at ITB Berlin 2012

Locations

‘Berlin’ Room, Hall 7.3, ITB Berlin, Messe Berlin Berlin, BE
Germany
52° 27' 22.176" N, 13° 30' 1.656" E
‘Berlin’ Room, Hall 7.3, ITB Berlin, Messe Berlin Berlin, BE
Germany
52° 27' 22.176" N, 13° 30' 1.656" E
‘Berlin’ Room, Hall 7.3, ITB Berlin, Messe Berlin Berlin, BE
Germany
52° 27' 22.176" N, 13° 30' 1.656" E
‘Berlin’ Room, Hall 7.3, ITB Berlin, Messe Berlin Berlin, BE
Germany
52° 27' 22.176" N, 13° 30' 1.656" E
‘Berlin’ Room, Hall 7.3, ITB Berlin, Messe Berlin Berlin, BE
Germany
52° 27' 22.176" N, 13° 30' 1.656" E
‘Berlin’ Room, Hall 7.3, ITB Berlin, Messe Berlin Berlin, BE
Germany
52° 27' 22.176" N, 13° 30' 1.656" E
‘Berlin’ Room, Hall 7.3, ITB Berlin, Messe Berlin Berlin, BE
Germany
52° 27' 22.176" N, 13° 30' 1.656" E
Approve event: 
No
7 March 2012
Location: 
52° 27' 22.176" N, 13° 30' 1.656" E

MINISTERS REGISTER BY CLICKING HERE

Русский

The Silk Road is one of the world’s most recognised and celebrated travel and trade routes of all time. At this second Silk Road Ministers’ Meeting at ITB Berlin, UNWTO will present its new Silk Road Action Plan 2012/2013 and will highlight the importance of tourism route development in facilitating connectivity and collaboration between the mosaic of destinations that make up the Silk Road.

10.00-10.45
Registration Open

11.00-11.10
Opening Remarks
Martin Buck, Vice President Travel&Logistics, Messe Berlin GmbH
Taleb Rifai, Secretary-General of UNWTO
Mode rated by Zoltan Somogyi, Execut ive Director of UNWTO

11.10-11.20
Tourism on the Silk Road 2012/2013
UNWTO Silk Road Programme Update
Alla Peressolova, UNWTO Silk Road Programme Manager

In July 2010, UNWTO launched its first Silk Road Action Plan 2010/2011, designed as a collaborative framework for marketing and capacity building that would work towards raising the profile of the Silk Road and drive sustainable development. In this presentation, UNWTO will highlight key achievements to date and introduce the new initiatives and focus for its next edition for 2012/2013.

11.20-11.30
Keynote Speech
Cultural routes as a vehicle for sustainable tourism development
Pedro Ortun, Director European Commission, General Directorate Enterprise and Industry

Europe has one of the most comprehensive networks of cultural routes in the world, with 29 certified by the Council and many additional routes in the process. The European Commission and Council of Europe intervention will highlight the benefits of investing in cultural route development, specifically focusing on enhancing competitiveness and innovation for local small to medium enterprises.

Conservation, dialogue and development: UNESCO and the Silk Road
Peter DeBrine, Programme Specialist Sustainable Tourism, UNESCO

In recognition of the significance of the Silk Road in the spreading of ideas, values, cultures and knowledge that contributed to the flourishing and development of civilizations, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has been promoting the Silk Road as a vehicle for intercultural dialogue and education for over fifty years. This presentation will present activities planned for 2012/2013, including an update on the World Heritage Centre Silk Road serial nomination process and UNESCO’s plans to develop a new online resource centre for its extensive Silk Road publications, archives, images and footage.

Young minds, new ideas: UNWTO/EHL Silk Road strategy challenge
Demian Hodari, Professor of Strategic Management, Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne

In 2012, leading hospitality management school Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (Switzerland) will work on a Silk Road strategy development initiative with UNWTO and Member States focussing on destination marketing, hospitality management and product development. This initiative will involve 200 top international students coming up with new and creative strategies on how to maximise the tourism potential of Silk Road destinations. With a joint UNWTO/EHL Think Tank planned for June 2012, this presentation will explain the objectives and benefits of being involved.

11.45-11.55
Practical approaches to Tourism Route Development

The Silk Road boasts an extensive network of overland and maritime routes which can play an important role in connecting destinations and promoting complimentary products. Yet many routes lack adequate infrastructure, interpretation or marketing to support or encourage visitation. This session will provide two examples on how investing in cultural tourism routes can create opportunities and benefits for destination marketing, public-private partnerships, job creation, and safeguarding of natural and cultural heritage.

Building Australia’s Great Southern Touring Route
Gaby Robinson - Executive Officer, Great Southern Touring Route

The Australian Great Southern Touring Route (GSTR) is a product of a partnership between four Regional Tourism Boards pooling marketing resources to grow visitation and maximise yield across the state of Victoria. This presentation will outline the challenges and triumphs of the GSTR’s 20 years of experience in developing one of Australia’s most successful tourism routes.

Connecting the Dots of the Silk Road online
Helena Egan, Head of Destination Marketing Sales, EMEA & Asia TripAdvisor

UNWTO has been continuing its work with the world’s largest travel website TripAdvisor to develop an online custom solution for the Silk Road. This presentation will demonstrate how the proposed solution would enable Silk Route to gain presence in front of the targeted travellers and offer destinations to promote their tourism routes, products and heritage sites through one comprehensive online platform. Additionally individual destinations will have the opportunity to enrich their destination content on TripAdvisor without an investment.

11.55-12.25
Discussion

12.25-12.30
Conclusions
Valere Tjolle, Publisher and Editor - Vision on Sustainable Tourism & Principal - TotemTourism.com

 


12.30-13.30 - following the Ministers' Meeting
Flavours of the Silk Road – VIP Walk at ITB Berlin

Food was a major innovation of the ancient Silk Road and this VIP Walk with the UNWTO Secretary-General and ITB management across 10 stands at ITB will highlight some of the Silk Road’s most celebrated cuisine. This event will serve as an entrée to the major ‘Flavours of the Silk Road: International Conference on Food, Culture and Tourism’ organized by UNWTO and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Azerbaijan in Baku, Azerbaijan on 6-7 September 2012.

 

Category
Event type: 
Multiple
Related to: 
Middle East
Europe
Asia and the Pacific
Regional Programme
Silk Road
Projects
UNWTO
Event or Session: 
This is a session depending on an event

UNWTO Tour Operators’ Forum on the Silk Road - Creating a Stronger Business Environment for Growth

Location

Palais West Room Berlin, BE
Germany
52° 27' 22.176" N, 13° 30' 1.656" E
Approve event: 
No
8 March 2012
Location: 
52° 27' 22.176" N, 13° 30' 1.656" E

With its richly diverse cultural heritage and its wealth of natural tourism attractions spanning across 12,000 kilometres of ancient routes, the Silk Road as a unique network of tourism destinations has significant potential for growth. Commercial interest across the region has grown considerably in recent years, with ancient connections between the Middle East and Asia being revitalized in a surge of trade and investment in energy, infrastructure, and manufacturing. Stronger economies, improved infrastructure and connectivity, advances in information technology and enhanced mobility are creating new opportunities for tourism.

Yet a number of barriers are hindering tourism development in the Silk Road countries. Visa and border crossing formalities, transport infrastructure, corporate governance and quality assurance are just some of the issues that require the attention of stakeholders to ensure positive growth in the regions.

This seminar will bring tour operators together to discuss the role they can play in overcoming the challenges for doing business on the Silk Road. Conclusions and recommendations from this session will be included in the UNWTO Silk Road Action Plan 2012/2013.

Meeting Documents:

Recommendations following the UNWTO Tour Operators Forum on the Silk Road - Creating a Stronger Business Environment for Growth: BUILDING A STRONGER SILK ROAD: Strategic Recommendations for Enhancing Tourism with a Special Focus on Central Asia

Programme UNWTO Silk Road Tour Operators Forum

Ms. Alla Peressolova's Presentation at the Tour Operators Forum: 'Tourism on the Silk Road 2012/2013

Dolores Travel Services LLC Presentation: 'Development of Tourism on the Silk Road: Visa, Borders & Logistics

The Central Asian Tourism Association's Presentation: Enhancing Business through Collaboration

 

Category
Event type: 
Multiple
Related to: 
Middle East
Europe
Asia and the Pacific
Regional Programme
Silk Road
Projects
UNWTO
Event or Session: 
This is a session depending on an event