8th UNWTO Silk Road Task Force Meeting

8th UNWTO Silk Road Task Force Meeting

Kayseri, Republic of Turkey

26-27 April 2018

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Turkey organized the 8th UNWTO Silk Road Task Force Meeting in the Silk Road city of Kayseri, Turkey on 26-27 April 2018.

Following the recent success of the Silk Road Ministers Meeting at ITB Berlin 2018, held under the theme “2025 Silk Road Tourism Agenda”, Member States and UNWTO Affiliate Members presented concrete strategies and priorities aiming to establish the Silk Road as the most important transnational tourism route of the 21st century.

The input received, together with flagship capacity building projects, trainings and a new Silk Road tourism intelligence pillar presented by UNWTO during the meeting, will be duly reflected within the new Silk Road Action Plan. The timeframe of the programme’s main work document will be expanded from the current two to four years, and incorporate a new tourism development philosophy. While maintaining a global Silk Road perspective, this work document will centre on achieving specific results on a country-by-country basis.

Opened by the Deputy Undersecretary of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Turkey, the meeting showcased the good work being carried out by the host country in the areas of Silk Road marketing and tourism route development. The conclusions of the Silk Road Task Force meeting, including the new Silk Road Action Plan, will be presented during the 8th UNWTO International Meeting on Silk Road Tourism in Thessaloniki, Greece in October 2018.

The meeting programme is available here.

Meeting Presentations

Introductory Presentations

Thematic Silk Road Presentations

Silk Road Workshop - 1

Silk Road Workshop - 2

Videos shown during the meeting

Additional background information

Background information on the UNWTO Silk Road Task Force

Information on the 7th UNWTO Silk Road Task Force Meeting in Valencia, Spain 

For more information contact silkroad@unwto.org 




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