Overtourism: growth is not the enemy, it is how we manage it"
Tuesday, 7 November 2017, ExCeL London (11:00 - 13:00)
The 2017 edition of the UNWTO & WTM Ministers’ Summit will focus on the following issues:
With international tourists reaching 1.2 billion in 2016, and expected to rise to 1.8 billion by 2030, how can we ensure the sustainable development and management of tourism making growth and sustainability go hand in hand?
What public policies and strategies can be designed to address challenges of congestion management and pressure on natural and cultural resources from tourism?
How to foster the dialogue between the tourism and local communities to strengthen effective engagement and coordination?
How to address the public perception of tourism as a “bad” sector?
What is the role of the private sector and how to build public/private sector partnerships to promote tourism as an effective tool to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)