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Harness Cultural Routes and Experiences for Competitive Tourism: UNWTO Congress

Nepalayatimes   Spain,– Organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Ministry of Tourism of Bulgaria, the Congress explored the role of national and regional public bodies in enhancing of historic routes, particularly across nations. It gathered Ministers from four continents, as well as public and private experts representing iconic cultural tourism routes including Route 66, the Way of …

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Community Involvement Needed in Cultural Tourism’s Digital Transformation: UNWTO

Nepalayatimes   Spain – The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)’s International Seminar on Harnessing Cultural Tourism through Innovation and Technology and 40th Affiliate Members Plenary Session concluded with a renewed call for community participation in the development of cultural tourism using cutting-edge technologies (12-14 November 2018, Hamedan, Islamic Republic of Iran). Cultural and heritage attractions are key to tourism development in …

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UNWTO/ETC Report: Outbound Tourism Spending from the Gulf is Six Times the Global Average

Nepalayatimes Spain – A new report from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the European Travel Commission (ETC) shows that outbound tourism from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) – comprising six countries of the Arabian peninsula – has grown strongly in recent years, with international tourism expenditure surpassing USD 60 billion in 2017. ‘The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Outbound Travel …

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Governments and Investors Share Knowledge on Tourism Technology at UNWTO/WTM Ministers’ Summit

Nepalayatimes   United Kingdom – The UNWTO/WTM Ministers’ Summit, held yesterday by World Travel Market and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), was well received by participants from government and the private sector for its more dynamic new format leading to more concrete takeaways around this year’s theme: Investment in Tourism Technology. This year, the UNWTO/WTM Ministers’ Summit held at World …

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The 12th UNWTO PATA Forum Looks Into the Future of Tourism

Nepalayatimes   Spain – The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and the People’s Government of Guilin, China held the 12th UNWTO/PATA Forum on Tourism Trends and Outlook on 25-27 October 2018. This year’s edition – ‘The Future of Tourism: Road to 2030´, aligns with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals …

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Creating Smart Cities for Innovative Tourism Experiences

Nepalayatimes   Spain – The UNWTO Conference on City Breaks: Creating Innovative Tourism Experiences (15-16 October 2018) concluded today in Valladolid, Spain, with a call for cities to become smart tourism destinations, where tourism governance and the digital economy mesh together to offer travelers diverse and authentic experiences. The conference brought together tourism leaders from the public and private sectors …

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Spatial Data the Focus of UNWTO Sustainable Tourism Observatories Meeting

Nepalayatimes Spain – The World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) International Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories (INSTO) concluded its global annual meeting today in Madrid, welcoming observatories and other tourism stakeholders to share experiences of measuring and monitoring the impact tourism has on destinations, and explore the opportunities provided to tourism by innovation in location services. With a revamped structure featuring a …

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Technology and Innovation Seen as a Big Boost to Cultural Tourism

Nepalayatimes   Spain– Seeking to advance use of innovation and cutting-edge technologies into cultural tourism practices, destinations and products, the International Seminar on Harnessing Cultural Tourism through Innovation and Technology will be held in Hamedan, Iran alongside the 40th UNWTO Affiliate Members Plenary Session (12-14 November 2018). The seminar recognizes the significance of innovation in managing and promoting cultural tourism, …

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Digital Transformation & Innovation Take Spotlight on World Tourism Day 2018

Nepalayatimes Spain– World Tourism Day 2018 was observed in Budapest, Hungary yesterday (27 September 2018) with the official celebration focusing on the digital transformation in tourism, a World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) priority. The event examined how investment in new technology provides the sector with opportunities for innovation. Introducing a new seminar-based format, the official celebration provided crucial insights into the …

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Refreshed WTM Ministerial Summit to Tackle Innovation & Technology Investment

Nepalayatimes   Spain – Investment in innovation and smart management for tourism will form the major theme of the Ministerial Summit of this year’s World Travel Market, to be held in London, UK (6 November 2018). The 2018 Summit, a joint initiative of World Travel Market and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), will debut a revamped format. This year’s World …

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