UNWTO

Eighteenth meeting - Committee on Statistics and the Tourism Satellite Account

Location

UNWTO Headquarters Madrid
Spain
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No
27 February 2018 - 28 February 2018
Location: 

The next meeting of the Committee on Statistics and the Tourism Satellite Account will take place in UNWTO Headquarters, Madrid (Spain) on 27-28 February 2018.

Further information will be posted on this page soon.


 

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Meeting
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FITUR 2018

Location

IFEMA Madrid
Spain
40° 25' 0.0876" N, 3° 42' 1.242" W
Approve event: 
No
Short event's name : 
UNWTO activities at FITUR 2018 (Madrid, Spain, 17-21 January 2018)
17 January 2018 - 21 January 2018
Location: 
40° 25' 0.0876" N, 3° 42' 1.242" W

UNWTO will be undertaking a number of events and activities at FITUR 2018, in Madrid. 

Provisional Programme of UNWTO Activities

For more information on FITUR, please click here


La OMT llevará a cabo una serie de eventos y actividades en FITUR 2018, en Madrid.

Programa provisional de actividades de la OMT 

Más información sobre FITUR disponible aquí

 

 

 

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Fair
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UNWTO
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UNWTO & WTM Ministers' Summit 2017

Location

WTM Global Stage, Exhibitor Floor, South Hall Entrance S10 - AS1050, ExCeL London
United Kingdom
51° 30' 26.406" N, 0° 7' 39.6588" W
Approve event: 
Yes
Short event's name : 
UNWTO & WTM Ministers' Summit, London, UK, 7 November 2017
7 November 2017
Location: 
51° 30' 26.406" N, 0° 7' 39.6588" W

Watch previous editions: 2016 - 20152014 - 2013 - 2012

 

UNWTO & WTM Ministers' Summit

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:

  1. 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?
  2. What public policies and strategies can be designed to address challenges of congestion management and pressure on natural and cultural resources from tourism?
  3. How to foster the dialogue between the tourism and local communities to strengthen effective engagement and coordination?
  4. How to address the public perception of tourism as a “bad” sector?
  5. 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)

Concept Note, Programme and confirmed speakers


Watch the photos and video of the 2017 edition!

 

For more information, please contact mgaido@unwto.org 

 

 

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Summit
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UNWTO
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62nd Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Europe

Location

Chengdu
China
Approve event: 
No
11 September 2017
Location: 
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Event type: 
Commission Meeting
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UNWTO
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Silk Road Seminar at the World Travel Market 2017

Location

South Gallery Room 7 & 8; ExCel London London, LND
United Kingdom
Approve event: 
Yes
Short event's name : 
Silk Road Seminar at the World Travel Market 2017, 6 November, London, UK
6 November 2017
Location: 
 
Selling the Silk Road: unite and conquer
Monday, 6 November 2017
10:30-12:00
South Gallery Room 7 & 8
 
Once acclaimed as the "greatest route in the history of mankind", modern-day travellers experience the Silk Road as a myriad of interconnected routes, incredibly rich in natural and cultural, but spread across various countries throughout Asia, the Middle East and Europe. Hence, is it feasible to promote the Silk Road as an overarching tourism route? Is dividing the Silk Road into thematic tourism themes or cluster regions the road to success? What role can marketing and social media play in promoting the Silk Road? These and many more questions were assessed by a panel of tourism experts active across the region. 
 
The UNWTO Silk Road Programme would like to thank Ms. Lyn Hughes, Mr. Jonny Bealby, Mr. Andreas Janz and Mr. Steven Hermans for their excellent contributions. Special gratitude is also due to all attendants for their support, we sincerely hope you enjoyed the seminar.
 
Presentations: 
The Silk Road seminar was jointly organized by UNWTO and Travel Perspective, and supported by WTM London.
 
 
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Seminar
Market
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UNWTO
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Workshop on Measuring the economic impact of tourism in Europe: the Tourism Satellite Account (TSA)

Location

Breydel building – BREY AUDITORIUM Brussels
Belgium
Approve event: 
No
29 November 2017 - 30 November 2017
Location: 

Jointly organized by UNWTO and the Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW) and in collaboration with Eurostat
 

Background

The economic importance of tourism in the European Union is increasingly recognized and better understood, thanks in part to the development of the Tourism Satellite Accounts (TSA) in European countries. The TSA brings together data on tourism and on the economy to present the contribution of tourism in e.g. Gross Value Added, Gross Domestic Product and employment. These can then be compared to economic aggregates for other sectors like agriculture, mining or financial services.

Developing TSA is beyond a technical exercise also very much a strategic endeavor and linked to considerations of the tourism policy. This helps explains why, despite the fact Europe boasts some of the most statistically advanced countries in the world, it remains a challenge in many European countries to develop their TSAs—certainly to the level of sophistication that data users might like and, equally important, to keep it running.
 

Objective

The Workshop aims to bring policy makers (data users) and tourism statisticians and TSA compilers (data producers) to uncover the main elements for successful TSA implementation. This will range from technical requirements to institutional arrangements and political leadership.

  • Introduction on the Tourism Satellite Account - Overview of the conceptual framework and the benefits of TSA.
    Presentations by Austria:
  • State of affair on TSA compilation in Europe - Based on voluntary transmitted TSA indicators of several EU countries the challenges and main results are presented.
    Presentation by:
  • What can be expected from TSA, what not? - The aim is to present the strengths and limitations of TSA and having an interactive discussion with the trainers and participants.
    Presentations by:
  • How to use TSA data for tourism policies? - Various countries examples on the value and advantages of TSA for policy makers, considering their expectations.
    Presentations by:
  • TSA governance at national level - Various countries examples on institutional arrangements and cooperation between TSA-compilers and users including best practices related to data dissemination.
    Presentations by:
  • The TSA as an anchor for expanding our understanding of tourism - SDGs indicators derived from the TSA and Linking the TSA and the System of Environmental Economic Accounting (SEEA)
    Presentation by:
  • Compliation Guide for TSA - The aim is to present the ongoing work in regard to the development of a TSA Compilation Guide supported by the UN Statistical Commission in March 2017.
    Presentation by:
  • Measuring tourism demand - The aim is to provide an overview related to subject and scope on the TSA-Tables 1 to 4.
    Presentations by:
  • Measuring tourism supply - The aim is to provide and overview related to subject and scope of the TSA-Tables 5 and 6.
    Presentations by:
  • Employment in the tourism industries - The aim is to provide an overview related to subject and scope of the TSA-Table 7.
    Presentations by:
  • Tourism investment, collective consumption and non-monetary indicators - The aim is to provide an overview related to subject and scope of the TSA-Tables 8, 9 and 10.
    Presentations by:
  • Specific issues raised in the questionnairesThe aim is to provide best practices and country experiences in an interactive discussion on the treatment of package tours, components of tourism consumption, country specific tourism characteristic goods and services, international comparability, alternative data sources (e.g. credit/debit card).
    Presentations by:
Training material and background documents

Photos of the workshop (click on the image to expand)

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Workshop
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Statistics & Tourism Satellite Account
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UNWTO
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REGISTRATION for UNWTO Practicum on "Crisis Communications in Tourism" (Edition in Spanish)

Locations

Madrid
Spain
Madrid
Spain
Madrid
Spain
Madrid
Spain
Madrid
Spain
Madrid
Spain
Approve event: 
No
Short event's name : 
Practicum
30 May 2017
Location: 

La Organización Mundial del Turismo (OMT) invita cordialmente a sus Estados Miembros a participar en la edición 2017 del programa UNWTO Practicum. Este programa de capacitación incluirá un taller sobre Comunicaciones de Crisis en Turismo y se celebrará en español y francés, en la sede de la OMT en España (Madrid) y en el Principado de Andorra del 9 al 16 de Julio de 2017.


El Practicum de la OMT tiene el triple objetivo de:

  • (a) ofrecer capacitación a los funcionarios de las Administraciones Nacionales de Turismo de los Estados Miembros de la OMT en sus esferas de responsabilidad básicas;

  • (b) familiarizarles con el programa de trabajo de la OMT y de la Fundación OMT. Themis y las actividades y servicios que en él se ofrecen; y

  • (c) darles la oportunidad de establecer contactos entre los participantes y con los funcionarios responsables de la OMT y la Fundación OMT.Themis.


De este modo, los funcionarios  pueden aprovechar mejor el valor añadido que la OMT ofrece a sus Miembros, y tener contacto personal con responsables de los diversos programas de la Organización y programas regionales.

Todo funcionario que quiera participar al UNWTO Practicum deberá:

 

  • ocupar un puesto de nivel directivo en la administración nacional, regional o local de turismo, con participación directa en el área de Comunicación;

  • tener un excelente dominio del Español y/o Francés -según corresponda-, ya que el Taller se llevará a cabo en estos idiomas; y

  • ser capaz de contribuir activamente a los procedimientos del Practicum de la OMT.

Para inscribirse al UNWTO Practicum,  los candidatos deberán rellenar el formulario de pre-inscripción en https://survey.zohopublic.com/zs/SMCux0 .

 

La fecha límite para la presentación de candidaturas es el 30 de Mayo de 2017.

Dado el carácter interactivo del UNWTO Practicum, la participación está limitada a un total de 10 personas por idioma, por lo cual se hará una selección final de los participantes en función de sus méritos y los seleccionados serán informados por correo electrónico. Así mismo, se debe tener en cuenta que el hecho de inscribirse, no significa que el candidato haya sido aceptado automáticamente como participante.

Por otro lado, y como se indica en el documento adjunto sobre Información General, el transporte aéreo de ida a Madrid (España) y de vuelta desde Barcelona (España) correrá a cargo del país que envíe a cada participante, mientras que la OMT sufragará el alojamiento en Madrid y Andorra, y el transporte interior Madrid - Andorra - Barcelona.

 

Si deseara recibir más información, agradeceríamos que se pusiera en contacto con nosotros a través de practicum@unwtothemis.org

 
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Thémis
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UNWTO
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International Conference on Integrated Quality Management in Tourism Destinations

Locations

Bucharest
Romania
Bucharest
Romania
Bucharest
Romania
Bucharest
Romania
Bucharest
Romania
Bucharest
Romania
Bucharest
Romania
Bucharest
Romania
Approve event: 
No
Short event's name : 
Conference on Quality Management (Bucharest, Romania, 23-24 June 2016)
23 June 2016 - 24 June 2016
Location: 

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), at the kind invitation of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Tourism of Romania is organizing the "International Conference on Integrated Quality Management in Tourism Destinations: A Key to Competitiveness” on 23 -24 June, 2016 in Bucharest.

OBJECTIVES OF THE CONFERENCE:

  • To provide a comprehensive understanding of the integrated quality management in tourism destinations ,
  • To explore an interdisciplinary platform on how to launch and implement “destination quality systems” with the involvement of all the stakeholders,
  • To exchange experience and expertise among different types of destinations on how to build the culture of quality, define quality indicators, launch customer surveys and develop the necessary tools for monitoring.

THEMES COVERED:

  • A conceptual framework for quality management in tourism destinations, the difference between “destination quality” and the “product/service quality”.
  • Success stories of quality management in: Spa/wellness destinations, industrial heritage destinations, cultural heritage destinations, mountain tourism, protected areas, quality in the meetings industry, etc. 

TARGETED PARTICIPANTS:

  • National Tourism Administrations/Organizations, 
  • UNWTO Affiliate Members, 
  • Local authorities, municipalities and international and/ or regional associations/networks of local authorities, 
  • Convention Bureaus, 
  • Travel trade representatives,
  • Public authorities/institutions in charge of quality.
  • Academic institutions, scientists and experts related to destination management and/or quality,
  • Regions representatives.

To receive updates please send an e-mail to: pcarmona@unwto.org & mstanojevic@unwto.org.

Photo album of the Conference.

Organizers

 

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Conference
Congress
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Europe
Regional Programme
Destination Management
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UNWTO
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58th Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Europe and Seminar on Mobile Technologies for Improving the Tourism Experience

Location

Haifa
Israel
Approve event: 
Yes
Short event's name : 
58th Meeting of the UNWTO Regional Commission for Europe (Haifa, Israel, 12-13 May 2015)
12 May 2015 - 13 May 2015
Location: 
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Event type: 
Commission Meeting
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Europe Regional Initiative
Europe
Regional Programme
UNWTO
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55th Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Europe and Seminar on Tourism on World Heritage Sites: Challenges and Opportunities

Location

Çeşme (Izmir)
Turkey
38° 19' 47.316" N, 26° 18' 53.7156" E
Approve event: 
No
26 March 2013 - 27 March 2013
Location: 
38° 19' 47.316" N, 26° 18' 53.7156" E
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Event type: 
Commission Meeting
Seminar
Related to: 
Europe
Regional Programme
UNWTO
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