UNWTO and WTM Ministers' Summit to address tourism and aviation policies

The 2013 UNWTO and WTM Ministers´ Summit at the World Travel Market (WTM) will put a spotlight on the essential connection between air transport and tourism, debating the challenges and opportunities of promoting higher policy coordination between aviation and tourism (London, United Kingdom, 5 November 2013). 


Tourism Ministers from around the world and private sector representatives will be participating in a discussion around the theme "How to bridge the gap between tourism and aviation policies". Charles Hodson, anchor of CNN International´s flagship business programme, "World Business Today" will moderate the debate.
The Summit´s 2013 edition will address the following issues:

 

  • Bringing air transport and tourism policies closer together
  • Opportunities and challenges facing air transport and development - infrastructure, taxes and levies, visa facilitation and regulation
  • Success factors and remaining obstacles

Speakers include the Ministers and Secretaries of State for Tourism of Indonesia, Mexico, Morocco, the Philippines, Portugal, Russia, Spain and South Africa as well as the President and CEO of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), the Vice President of Government Affairs of Amadeus, the Chairman of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), the Vice President for Europe of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Director of the Air Transport Bureau of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). The discussion will be further enriched by the participation of over 40 Ministers registered to attend the event.


Now on its seventh year, the UNWTO/WTM Ministers´ Summit is part of the World Travel Market Ministers Programme, bringing together Tourism Ministers and leading tourism experts to debate each year key issues affecting the future of the sector.


Useful links: 

2013 UNWTO/WTM Ministers´Summit 

Recent Entries

South Africa essays by Dan Gottlieb
September 2013 South Africa essays:I just returned from 10 days in South Africa where I had the honor to witness…
Is Berlin for All?
Berlin's construction policies are aimed at removing barriers.To identify the requirements for an accessible city a short film was created…
Apple of My Eye by Tathiana Piancastelli
It is with great pleasure that, the Nettles Artists Collective presents the show Apple of My Eye!An original piece written…
From Reduced Mobility on the US Equality Law in Air Travel
An important air travel accessibility development quoted from Reduced Mobility Rights. Written by Roberto Castiglioni:Airlines will be hold to account…
Hear Firsthand on the CRPD
If you missed the discussion of the CRPD Disabilities Treaty it is available on YouTube and a full transcript on…
Sri Lestari - Part 4
More on Sri Lestari's jaunt across Indonesia.    Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKZCu4... | How Sri became paralysed, and why that won't stop her.Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SN1gP9... |…
O Canada!: Marching to the Beat of a More Inclusive Future
Vancouver banned doorknobs. What a sensible thing to to. Let me be the first to say that this is an…
Integrity at Dairy Queen
19 year old Joey Prusak is the manager of a Dairy Queen in Minnesota.  He was working during the lunch…