Programme

Accounting and Statistics for Sustainable Tourism - Lunchtime Seminar

Location

New York
United States
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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
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This is a main event

UNWTO Practicum Workshop on Crisis Communications in Tourism

Location

Madrid - Andorra la Vella
Andorra
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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
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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
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Capacity
Thémis
Programme
UNWTO
Event or Session: 
This is a main event

Voices of Viengxay

2007 - 2009
Project
Organizations
Tourism and Poverty Alleviation
Projects
Project
Technical Cooperation and Services
Programme
UNWTO

Uluguru Mountains Ecotourism Project

2009 - 2011
Project
Organizations
Tourism and Poverty Alleviation
Projects
Project
Technical Cooperation and Services
Programme
UNWTO