Press Release


International conference to spotlight the regional impact of tourism

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
PR No.: 
PR11052
15 Jun 11

Issues of special importance to regional tourism, including how to analyzetourism flows and maximize their economic  impact, will be presented at the 2nd International Conference on the Measurement and Economic Analysis of Regional Tourism  (27-29 October, Bilbao, Spain).

The Conference aims to promote more informed and effective policy design at the regional level, through research on economic impacts and territorial relations, as well as the application of new technologies for the measurement of tourism flows. It thus serves as an important forum for knowledge exchange among all tourism sector academics, professionals, enterprises and institutions involved with regional/local tourism destinations.

The central themes of the Conference are:

 

1.       Policy-making for Seizing the Economic Potential of Tourism Destinations

2.       New Technologies and Innovation: Empowering Regional Tourism Stakeholders

3.       Linking Regional Economics, Mobility and Tourism in Applied Research

 

The Conference is being co-organized by UNWTO, the General Secretariat of Tourism and Domestic Trade of Spain and the Department of Industry, Innovation, Trade and Tourism of the Basque Autonomous Community through the Basque Tourism Agency (Basquetour).


Relevant links:

2nd International Conference on the Measurement and Economic Analysis of Regional Tourism

UNWTO Statistics and Tourism Satellite Account Programme


Contacts:

UNWTO Principal Media Officer: Marcelo Risi

Tel: (+34) 91 567 81 60


2nd International Conference on the Measurement and Economic Analysis of Regional TourismTechnical Secretariat

Tel.: +34 943 010 885

Fax: + 34 943 010 846