7th UNWTO Global Summit on Urban Tourism

7th UNWTO Global Summit on Urban Tourism

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) organized the 7th UNWTO Global Summit on Urban Tourism: A 2030 Vision for Urban Tourism, on 16-19 September, in Seoul, Republic of Korea, jointly with the Seoul Metropolitan Government and supported by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Korea, the Korea Tourism Organization and the Seoul Tourism Organization. 

The Summit provided a unique platform to discuss the key issues shaping the future of urban tourism in the context of the 2030 Urban Agenda. It brought together high-level representatives from National Tourism Administrations, city authorities and related stakeholders, serving as a platform to exchange experiences and expertise and set a shared vision on urban tourism that embraces innovation, digital transformation and sustainability.

Final Programme, including Speakers' bios
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Presentation of UNWTO Report on ‘Overtourism? Understanding and managing urban tourism growth beyond perceptions’
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Keynote Address by Mr. B. Joseph Pine II, Cofounder of the Strategic Horizons LLP

High Level Panel: Urban Tourism in 2030 

SESSION 1: Looking Towards 2030: An Innovative Approach to Competitiveness in Urban Destinations 

SESSION 2: The 4th Industrial Revolution Shaping the Future of Urban Tourism 

SESSION 3: Urban Tourism and the Rejuvenation of Cities 

SESSION 4: Fair and Inclusive Tourism: Building cities for all 

Closing session


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7th UNWTO Global Summit on Urban Tourism

Previous Summits

6th UNWTO Global Summit on Urban Tourism, 2017, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

5th UNWTO Global Summit on City Tourism, 2016, Luxor, Egypt

4th UNWTO Global Summit on City Tourism, 2015, Marrakesh, Morocco

3rd UNWTO Global Summit on City Tourism, 2014, Barcelona, Spain




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