UNWTO

International Seminar on New Technologies Applied to Tourism

Location

Roatan
Honduras
16° 21' 12.3408" N, 86° 31' 50.16" W
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No
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International Seminar on New Technologies Applied to Tourism
29 May 2017 - 1 June 2017

More information coming soon.

For further information about the 61st UNWTO Regional Commission for the Americas, please click here.

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Commission Meeting
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Americas
Regional Programme
UNWTO
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UNWTO & ATM Ministerial Forum

Location

Al Multaqua Ballroom, DICEC Dubai
United Arab Emirates
25° 16' 16.1004" N, 55° 18' 26.946" E
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No
24 April 2017

UNWTO & ATM Ministerial Forum on Tourism's contribution to sustainable and inclusive economic growth and diversification in the MENA region

Under the patronage of H.E. Mr. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy of the United Arab Emirates

In the framework of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017

The UNWTO & Arabian Travel Market Ministerial Forum on Tourism’s contribution to sustainable and inclusive economic growth and diversification in the MENA region, will bring together Ministers of Tourism and industry leaders in the MENA region to consider ways and means of capitalizing on Tourism growth in the region and building a sustainable ecosystem for the sector that would unlock its contribution to the fulfilment of their national agendas for GDP growth and economic diversification, innovation, entrepreneurship and productivity, job creation, human capital and infrastructure development, investment and export promotion.

The Forum will address the following issues:

  • Empowering evidence based decision making and accurate measurement of the contribution of Tourism to current and future economic growth - particularly as regards GDP, jobs and exports - and its multiplier effect on other sectors of the economy.
  • Enhancing the contribution of domestic tourism alongside international tourism (especially intra-regional) in delivering sustainable economic growth from the sector.
  • Main challenges and opportunities for securing investment in Tourism (FDI and domestic investment).
  • Strategies and measures to strengthen Tourism’s resilience to external shocks.
  • Ensuring that economic growth due to Tourism leads to the sustainable and inclusive development of host communities and the transition towards a green economy.
  • Investing in technology - driven innovations to enhance performance and improve competitiveness.
  • Policies to promote job creation and entrepreneurship.
  • Strengthening the sector’s institutional framework, engaging and aligning key governmental role players on Tourism policy issues and targets and developing result driven partnerships with local and international stakeholders.

For Ministers registration, please click here

Other participants can register here 

 

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Provisional Programme

 

For more information, please contact: [email protected] / [email protected] 

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Forum
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Fairs
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UNWTO
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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
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Yes
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UNWTO at Arabian Travel Market 2017 (24-27 April 2017)
24 April 2017 - 27 April 2017
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Fair
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UNWTO
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Accounting and Statistics for Sustainable Tourism - Lunchtime Seminar

Location

New York
United States
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No
8 March 2017

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.

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Seminar
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Statistics & Tourism Satellite Account
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UNWTO
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UNWTO/Chimelong Initiative: Workshop for Poverty Reduction and Tourism Development in Guangdong, China 联合国世界旅游组织-广东长隆集团:广东省扶贫与旅游发展研讨会

Location

Guangzhou, 44
China
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No
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UNWTO/Chimelong Guangdong Workshop for Poverty Reduction and Tourism Development (Guangzhou, China, 24-25 March 2017)
24 March 2017 - 25 March 2017

In May 2016 UNWTO and Guangzhou Chimelong Group have signed a partnership agreement during the First World Conference on Tourism for Development in Beijing to establish the "UNWTO/Chimelong Initative", which both parties will work together to support sustainable tourism and wildlife protection through tourism.
 
Within the framework of the partnership agreement, the UNWTO/Chimelong Initiative: Workshop for Poverty Reduction and Tourism Development in Guangdong, China will be jointly organized by UNWTO and Chimelong in Guangdong, China. The workshop will be a milestone towards raising the awareness of the importance of tourism in poverty reduction and recognizing the contribution of Guangdong province to poverty alleviation.
 
The main objective of this workshop is to raise the awareness of the importance of tourism in poverty reduction, encourage the exchange of knowledge and discussion on opportunities and challenges of poverty reduction. With this platform the stakeholders from both public and private sectors can share their best practices on poverty reduction through tourism and strengthen their collaboration. This workshop also supports the objectives of the 2017 International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development of UNWTO and advocates the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of UN.

于2016年5月19日,联合国世界旅游组织和广东长隆集团在中国北京举办的首届世界旅游发展大会上签署了合作协议双方就旅游可持续发展和野生动物保肓等项目上达成一致共识联合国世界旅游组织和长隆集团根据其共同签署的合作关系协定,将于广东省举办一场以“广东省扶贫与旅游发展”为主题的研讨会。

本次研讨会的主要目的为宣扬旅游在扶贫工作中的重要性和提高不同团体在这方面的认知。研讨会给予参会者相互交流知识的平台以讨论扶贫工作中的机会和挑战。同时公营机构和私营企业可以通过此平台来分享他们在扶贫工作上的经验,以加强相互之间的合作。本次研讨会也将支持联合国世界旅游组织倡导的2017可持续旅游业促进发展国际年和联合国的2030年可持续性发展目标。


Contact information 联络方式:

UNWTO Secretariat 联合国世界旅游组织秘书处

Ms. Mandy Ho 何佩欣小姐
UNWTO Regional Program for Asia and the Pacific 亚太部
Email 电邮: a[email protected]


 

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Workshop
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UNWTO
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6th International Conference on Tourism Statistics: Measuring Sustainable Tourism

Location

Manila
Philippines
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No
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The 6th International Conference on Tourism Statistics
21 June 2017 - 24 June 2017

This will be the sixth edition of the UNWTO International Conference on Tourism Statistics. Over the course of the previous five conferences in Ottawa (1990), Nice (1999), Vancouver (2001), Iguazu (2005) and Bali (2009), the core components of tourism statistics have been defined and established. These have been landmark events having decisively contributed to the establishment of key concepts, definitions, classifications and indicators which are nowadays viewed as the foundation of the System of Tourism Statistics.

UNWTO, with the support of UNSD, set up an initiative Towards a Statistical Framework for Measuring Sustainable Tourism (MST). It builds on and complements previous strategic projects of UNWTO which resulted in the United Nations approval of the Tourism Satellite Account (TSA) and the International Recommendations for Tourism Statistics (IRTS).

The Manila Conference is framed in the context of the MST initiative and aims to address the issue of the measurement of sustainable tourism in the framework of the 2017 United Nations International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.

More information on the website and registration will be available soon.

Measuring Sustainable Tourism (MST)

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Conference
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ITB 2017

Location

Messe Berlin Berlin
Germany
52° 31' 9.0156" N, 13° 24' 21.9276" E
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No
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ITB 2017 (Berlin, Germany, 8-12 March 2017)
8 March 2017 - 12 March 2017

 

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

 

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Fair
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Ministerial Forum on Strengthening the Resilience of Tourism in the Middle East and North Africa and sustaining growth

Location

IFEMA Madrid, MD
Spain
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Yes
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Ministerial Forum on Tourism in the Middle East/North Africa (Madrid, Spain, 19 January 2017)
19 January 2017

 

 

 

The UNWTO (World Tourism Organization) has the distinct pleasure of announcing its fifth annual ministerial roundtable discussion on the current state and future of tourism in the Middle East and North Africa - jointly held with the Casa Árabe - within the framework of FITUR.

 

The discussion will revolve around the dual themes of the industry's resilience in the face of ongoing and evolving geopolitical and security challenges as well as short term prospects (as characterized by the panelists) and strategies to enhance the resilience of the Tourism sector to external shock. The acceleration and consoloidation of the industry's ability to recover and grow sustainably and responsibly within the framework of the region's current destablizing circumstances will be addressed throughout the event.

The discussion will be hosted and moderated by Ian Taylor, executive editor of Travel Weekly UK.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Contact, queries, comments: [email protected]

                                                                             

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Fair
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Middle East
Regional Programme
UNWTO
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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
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No
Short event's name : 
7th UNWTO Silk Road Ministers Meeting (Berlin, Germany, 8 March 2017)
8 March 2017

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 

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Presentations:

Additional information:

Information on last year's event can be accessed here

2017 International Year of Sustainable Development for Tourism

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