3rd Global Summit on City Tourism

3rd Global Summit on City Tourism


  • To provide a comprehensive understanding of the extrinsic and intrinsic changes in city tourism: “smart, sustainable and inclusive cities”.
  • To explore an interdisciplinary platform for decision-oriented research and practices: urban planning, economic, environmental and social sustainability indicators, market research and innovation.
  • To set a globally shared vision on adapting to new paradigms in city tourism in planning, governance and operational processes.


  • City Tourism patterns; positioning city tourism in the global marketplace: Quantitative and qualitative approach.
  • Sustainable development and effective management of competitive city destinations as complex and diverse systems of interrelated economic, social and environmental phenomena and networks.
  • Spatial organization and rejuvenation of “tourist cities”: Quality for the local community, quality for the visitor. How do we make it coherent / urban planning vs. tourism product?
  • Showcases for smart city applications: Cities where tradition and Innovation meet. A competitive advantage?
  • Economic measurement of city tourism: Indicators and recommended initiatives.


  • National Tourism Administrations/Organizations
  • UNWTO Affiliate Members
  • Local authorities, municipalities and international and/ or regional associations/networks  of local authorities
  • City DMOs,
  • Convention Bureaus
  • Travel trade representatives
  • Public  authorities in charge of transport
  • Cultural institutions
  • Academic institutions, scientists and experts related  to  city tourism research
  • Urban planners, architects
  • ICT providers


Session 1 Keynoye Karl Woeber:  download

Session 2 Keynote Johannes Novy: download

Session 3 Keynote Xavier Font: download

Session 3 Presentation Dimitrios Buhalis eHospitality:  download

Session 4 Keynote Yolanda Perdomo:  download

Session 4 Presentation CICtourGUNE Aurkene Alzua:  download

Technical Conclusions Esencan Terzibasoglu: download




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