Sustainable Tourism News: World Travel Market 2018
UNWTO & WTM Ministers’ Summit
This is that time of the year again when the tourism operators stop or at least reduce their job and start checking results, planning the year ahead, and make business in London! As usual, I am planning my visit to WTM.
I choose to attend it because WTM is one of the best places to meet with operators I can do business with, but also is a great opportunity to learn from the industry, read statistics and reports and listen to the best practices of the sector.
I want to share this interesting program of the Ministers’ Summit
This year’s World Travel Market (WTM) will introduce a disruptive new format to the long-running UNWTO/WTM Ministerial Summit. With the private sector crucial in setting the tourism agenda, private sector leaders will be involved for the first time via a panel on investment in tourism technology. This will be followed by a roundtable of both ministers and private sector to discuss a way forward for tourism that includes stronger public-private partnerships and an agenda for the sector’s digital transformation.
The 2018 Summit will be hosted by CNN’s Richard Quest, anchor of Quest Means Business. Developing an innovation ecosystem, data-driven decision making, digital destination branding, and the role of government and policy in smart tourism management are among the topics to be addressed this year.
The Summit will continue the conversation of ‘Tourism and the Digital Transformation’ that is set to dominate proceedings for this year’s World Tourism Day official celebration on Thursday 27 September.
Here you can download the UNWTO ACTIVITIES PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME
Here you can download the UNWTO & WTM Ministers’ Summit Investment in Tourism Technology
Source: UNWTO Newsletter
It is a while I am attending the WTM every year, here are some of the reports I have written about my previous experiences:
- World Travel Market 2014
- World Travel Market 2015
- World Travel Market 2016
- World Travel Market 2017
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