Opportunity for Journalists:
UNWTO 25th General Assembly Media Spots

The World Tourism Organization of the United Nations (UNWTO) invites you to seize a unique opportunity to follow up close the upcoming 25th UNWTO General Assembly (16-20 October, Samarkand, Uzbekistan). #UNWTO25 will gather top representatives of the Organization’s Member States, and international tourism leaders from the public and private sectors, local authorities, academia, and media. 

About UNWTO:

UNWTO is the United Nations agency responsible for promoting responsible, sustainable, and universally accessible tourism. Held every two years, the General Assembly is UNWTO’s top governing body serving as a platform for stakeholders to share insights, strategies, and initiatives that shape the future of the tourism sector.

Hosted Media Slots: UNWTO is providing 5 media slots to cover #UNWTO25 as part of its commitment to encourage media involvement and shape the tourism for development narrative. Journalists from all over the world are welcome to apply to attend.

Why You Should Apply:  

  • Immerse Yourself: Gain unparalleled access to the heart of the tourism discourse. Engage with experts firsthand and witness the unveiling of the latest initiatives.
  • Elevate Your Portfolio: Highlight your talent and expertise on an international scale.  
  • Network: Forge connections with like-minded journalists, policymakers, and experts from around the world. This is an opportunity to expand your professional network and tap into a wealth of knowledge.

Selection Criteria: Interested journalists are encouraged to submit their pitch for the media sponsorship by providing the following:

  • Work Portfolio: Submit a selection of your best works (up to 5 examples) related to travel, tourism, or relevant global issues. Display your ability to provide insightful, well-researched, and engaging content. (File format should be in .pdf or .docx and the file should not exceed 50MB)  
  • Motivation: Clearly explain in not more than 300 words why you are eager to cover the UNWTO General Assembly. Elaborate on how your coverage can contribute to disseminating valuable insights from the event to a global audience. (File format should be in .pdf or .docx and file should not exceed 50MB)
  • Innovation and Diversity: UNWTO values diversity in media representation. Consider how your perspective as a journalist can bring unique viewpoints or innovative approaches to the coverage in 300 words. (File format should be in .pdf or .docx and file should not exceed 50MB)
  • Audience Reach: Highlight the scope, reach and influence of your media outlet or platform. Give us an idea of how your coverage will enable the UNWTO messages to reach a broad and relevant audience in not more than 200 words. (File format should be in .pdf or .docx and file should not exceed 50MB)

Application Process: Send the completed application form by September 15.

Benefits: Selected journalists will receive the following benefits:

  • Access to all open UNWTO General Assembly sessions, keynotes, and discussions.
  • Networking opportunities with fellow journalists and professionals.
  • Interview opportunities with high-profile attendees, including policymakers, industry leaders, and experts.
  • Exposure through UNWTO's official communication channels and media coverage.
  • Travel (economy class return flight), accommodation and most meals included, with no editorial strings attached.
  • A dedicated UNWTO official to make your work easier.

For inquiries and further information, please contact (unwto25@unwto.org).