UNWTO activities at World Travel Market 2014

PR No.: PR 14064

Ministers’ Summit: “Tourism and Mega-Events: building a lasting legacy” (4 November)

The UNWTO/WTM Ministers’ Summit will bring together Tourism Ministers and leading tourism experts from all over the world to debate key issues surrounding tourism and mega-events, in particular:

·         How to measure the impact of mega events on tourism destinations

·         How to ensure adequate infrastructure development and planning

·         How to promote environmentally sustainable events

·         How to translate the hosting of mega events into strong destination brands

·         How to promote community engagement and invest in human capital

The Summit will be moderated by Max Foster, anchor of UNWTO media partner CNN International.

UNWTO Silk Road – from tour operators to social media

Against the backdrop of the 20th Anniversary of the Samarkand Declaration on Silk Road Tourism, UNWTO Silk Road activities at WTM will range from the WTM Speed Networking event for tour operators (3 November), bringing together over 1,000 exhibitors and 300 senior buyers, to the social media event “20 Years of Tourism along the Silk Road: What has been achieved and what's in store for the future?” (5 November).

UNWTO Affiliate Members – Innovative approaches to overcome seasonality

On the occasion of WTM 2014, UNWTO will present its Affiliate Members Prototype on “Innovative approaches to overcome seasonality: The Punta del Este Prototype” (5 November).

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Visit the UNWTO Stand at WTMEM1873



UNWTO Senior Media Officer: Marcelo Risi

Tel: (+34) 91 567 81 60

UNWTO Communications and Publications Programme

Tel: (+ 34)  91 567 81 00

Fax: (+34)  91 567 82 18


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