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International Silk Road Conference on Nomadic Tourism and Sustainable Cities

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Ulaanbaatar
Mongolia
Ulaanbaatar
Mongolia
Ulaanbaatar
Mongolia
Ulaanbaatar
Mongolia
Ulaanbaatar
Mongolia
Ulaanbaatar
Mongolia
Ulaanbaatar
Mongolia
Ulaanbaatar
Mongolia
Ulaanbaatar
Mongolia
Ulaanbaatar
Mongolia
Ulaanbaatar
Mongolia
Ulaanbaatar
Mongolia
Ulaanbaatar
Mongolia
Ulaanbaatar
Mongolia
Ulaanbaatar
Mongolia
Ulaanbaatar
Mongolia
Ulaanbaatar
Mongolia
Ulaanbaatar
Mongolia
Ulaanbaatar
Mongolia
Ulaanbaatar
Mongolia
Ulaanbaatar
Mongolia
Ulaanbaatar
Mongolia
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International Silk Road Conference, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, 13-15 October 2016
13 October 2016 - 15 October 2016

 

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The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), together with the Ministry of Environment and Tourism of Mongolia and the World Cities Scientific Development Alliance (WCSDA), organized the International Silk Road Conference on Nomadic Tourism and Sustainable Cities in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on 13-15 October 2016.

The conference gathered Ministers and high-level officials from 9 UNWTO Silk Road Member States, official representatives from Silk Road regions, the sister UN Agency the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and UNWTO Affiliate Members to address the potential of tourism initiatives focused on nomadic tourism and sustainable city tourism.

The Silk Road countries agreed that, while the Silk Road presents extensive opportunities for development and growth, long-term success will depend upon increased collaboration in the three key areas identified in the Silk Road Action Plan: marketing and promotion, capacity building and destination management, and travel facilitation.

UNWTO would like to thank the co-organizers and all attending delegates for their great input and support during the event. Special gratitude is also due to Turkish Airlines and MIAT for offering sponsorship to the conference.

Official UNWTO Press Release (released on 18 October 2016)

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Presentations:

Day 1: Plenary Session

Day 1: Creating a Stronger Business Environment for the Growth of Nomadic Tourism

Day 1: Addressing Cultural and Environmental Concerns while Safeguarding Nomadic Heritage

Day 2: Unlocking the Potential of Nomadic Tourism through innovative approaches and themed events

 

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6th UNWTO Silk Road Task Force Meeting

        6th UNWTO Silk Road Task Force Meeting

22-25 April 2016

Urmia, West Azerbaijan Province, Islamic Republic of Iran

Kayah State of Myanmar wins prestigious tourism film award as part of major promotional activities at ITB Berlin 2016

March 2016

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) partnered with the International Trade Centre (ITC) to promote the Kayah State of Myanmar in a series of well-attended events at ITB Berlin. The events included a panel session focused on authenticity and sustainability in tourism, B2B meetings focused on niche tourism products and a joint press conference. Myanmar obtained the first prize, the Diamond Award, at the Golden City Gate Awards, an international tourism film competition held during the ITB Berlin fair.

第七届联合国世界旅游组织丝绸之路旅游国际大会和第一届丝绸之路经济带国家旅游部长会议

第七届联合国世界旅游组织丝绸之路旅游国际大会将于2015年6月18 日至20 日在中国西安举行。各国旅游、文物管理、市场开发等领域的高级官员和专家们将齐聚一堂,共同探讨近20年来丝路旅游发展的概况。此次大会由联合国世界旅游组织、中国国家旅游局和陕西省人民政府共同举办。

作为整体大会一部分,第一届丝绸之路经济带国家旅游部长会议将首次邀请欧洲、亚洲和中东各国的部长们,共商丝绸之路经济带旅游发展所面临的关键问题。

第七届联合国世界旅游组织丝绸之路旅游国际大会的目标

The UNWTO Silk Road Programme welcomes Spain as its 32nd Member State

April 2015

Spain recently became the 32nd member to join the UNWTO Silk Road Programme, a collaborative platform aimed at developing sustainable and internationally competitive tourism along the historic Silk Road routes.

7th UNWTO International Meeting on Silk Road Tourism and 1st Tourism Ministerial Meeting on the Silk Road Economic Belt

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Xi'an
China
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7th UNWTO International Meeting on Silk Road Tourism (Xi'an, China, 18-20 June 2015)
18 June 2015 - 20 June 2015

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Reflecting on over 20 years' of tourism development along the Silk Road, the 7th UNWTO International Meeting on Silk Road Tourism was held in Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, China on 18-20 June 2015.

Attended by over 25 Silk Road countries, in addition to the presence of major institutions such as UNESCO, the UNWTO ST-EP Foundation and a wide range of public and private stakeholders from the tourism industry and beyond, such as China Chamber of Tourism, BBC Worldwide, University College London, TripAdvisor, Ctrip, Finnair, HNA Aviation Group and the World Indigenous Tourism Alliance (WINTA),  the joint conference provided an important forum for Ministers, high level officials and experts to debate challenges and accord opportunities for successfully developing tourism along the maritime and continental Silk Road.

An integral part of the event programme was the Tourism Ministerial Meeting of Countries along the Silk Road Economic Belt. This milestone event brought together Ministers from Europe, Asia and the Middle East to discuss key issues facing tourism development along the Silk Road Economic Belt. At this high-level meeting, the Xi’an Initiative was endorsed, an initiative that declares the Silk Road a treasure to be shared by all countries along the Silk Road, and an important resource for tourism development.

As to the 7th UNWTO International Meeting on Silk Road Tourism, experts from the fields of tourism, marketing, investment and heritage management convened to discuss how to raise the profile of Silk Road tourism and drive develop that is sustainable, responsible and internationally competitive.

Topics addressed at the Meeting included, among others:

  • World tourism trends and outlook for the Silk Road region
  • Creating a stronger environment for business growth and investment
  • Transboundary routes across the Silk Road regions, as recently discussed at the 5th UNWTO Silk Road Ministers' Meeting at ITB Berlin 2015
  • Developing and enhancing Silk Road products
  • Facilitating travel to strengthen the Silk Road's extensive network of destinations
  • Addressing environmental concerns and safeguarding heritage

NEW: Access the meeting presentations here

Watch the videos from the sessions here -youtube.

Minutes and summary from the Silk Road Economic Belt Ministerial Meeting are available here.

Xi'an Initiative 

Photos of the meeting available here - flickr

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This meeting was jointly organized by UNWTO, China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) and the People's Government of Shaanxi Province.

 

 

 

 

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