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Call for Case Studies - Affiliate Members Global Report on LGBT Tourism

We are pleased to inform you that the UNWTO Affiliate Members Programme is currently preparing the second volume of Affiliate Members Global Report on LGBT Tourism, jointly produced with our valued Affiliate Member the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA), providing practical information on best practices with a specific focus on LGBT (lesbian, gay, transgender and bisexual) Tourism.

AM Global Reports Volume 14 : ´Power of Youth Travel´

We are pleased to let you know that we are currently preparing a joint publication on the topic of Youth Travel together with Affiliate Member, World Youth Student and Educational (WYSE) Travel Confederation.

AM Regional Report Vol. 4: Tourism Product Development in Africa

About the Project

We are pleased to inform you that the UNWTO Affiliate Members Programme is currently preparing the next volume in our AM Regional Report series, Tourism Product Development in Africa, jointly produced with our Regional Programme for Africa, Casa África and our Affiliate Members, providing practical information on best practices with a specific focus on Tourism Product Development. 

AM Reports Volume 13 ´Transformative Tourism for Our Sustainable Future´

Substantial academic and industry based research points to the encouraging trends of ‘new tourism’ in which increasingly conscious hosts and conscious travelers use tourism as a transformative medium to practice and promote the need for sustainability of our planet and humanity.

3rd UNWTO Conference on Overcoming Seasonality

Locations

Palacio de Congresos y Exposiciones Torremolinos, ML
Spain
Palacio de Congresos y Exposiciones Torremolinos, ML
Spain
Palacio de Congresos y Exposiciones Torremolinos, ML
Spain
Palacio de Congresos y Exposiciones Torremolinos, ML
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Palacio de Congresos y Exposiciones Torremolinos, ML
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Palacio de Congresos y Exposiciones Torremolinos, ML
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Palacio de Congresos y Exposiciones Torremolinos, ML
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Palacio de Congresos y Exposiciones Torremolinos, ML
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Palacio de Congresos y Exposiciones Torremolinos, ML
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3rd UNWTO Conference on Overcoming Seasonality (Torremolinos, Spain, 3-4 June 2015)
3 June 2015

 

3rd UNWTO Conference on Overcoming Seasonality

3-4 June 2015 in Torremolinos, Spain

 

We are pleased to inform you that Palacio de Congresos y Exposiciones Costa del Sol – Torremolinos and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) are organizing the 3rd UNWTO Conference on Overcoming Seasonality, that will take place on 3-4 June 2015 in Torremolinos, Spain.

The main objective of the Conference is to create a platform for the participants to collaborate on the analysis of an integrated approach to seasonality from the perspective of the public-private sector. Since this issue affects many destinations around the world, we anticipate the discussion to be very enriching, fostering the exchange of innovative and creative experiences that will be of great help for destination managers and organizations to overcome seasonality.

We would, therefore, like to extend our personal invitation to you to attend and actively participate in the Conference and would greatly appreciate confirmation of your participation at the earliest possible. Please find attached the preliminary programme, technical note and the general information note for the Conference. Kindly note, the Conference will offer simultaneous translation in English, Spanish and French.

 

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

 

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1st UNWTO Conference on Shopping Tourism

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IFEMA - Feria de Madrid
Av Partenón, 5
Madrid, MD 28042
Spain
40° 27' 51.4512" N, 3° 36' 59.0148" W
IFEMA - Feria de Madrid
Av Partenón, 5
Madrid 28042
Spain
40° 27' 51.4512" N, 3° 36' 59.0148" W
IFEMA - Feria de Madrid
Av Partenón, 5
Madrid, MD 28042
Spain
40° 27' 51.4512" N, 3° 36' 59.0148" W
IFEMA - Feria de Madrid, pavilion 8
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Madrid, MD 28042
Spain
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1st UNWTO Conference on Shopping Tourism (Madrid, Spain, 29 January 2015)
29 January 2015

First UNWTO Conference on Shopping Tourism

Madrid, Spain, 29 January 2015

The Fitur Shopping dome at Fitur, pavilion 8, IFEMA
 

Master of Ceremony: Mr. Marcelo Risi, Senior Media Officer, UNWTO

11:30-11:45 Opening

o    Mr. Joaquín Castillo Dolagaray, Director General of Tourism, Comunidad de Madrid

o    Mr. Pedro María Corral Corral, President of Madrid Destino, Delegate of the Arts, Sport and Tourism, Comunidad de Madrid

o    Ms. Carmen González Fernández, Vice Minister of Culture and Tourism, Comunidad de Madrid

o    Mr. Taleb Rifai, UNWTO Secretary-General 

11:45-12:00 The importance of shopping tourism in international tourism

Mr. Carlos Vogeler, Director-Executive Secretary of Member Relations, UNWTO

12:00-12:15 From theory to practice: The case of Value Retail

Mr. Marcelo Molinari, Deputy Tourism Director - Global Marketing (International Markets & MICE), Value Retail, Chic Outlet Shopping

12:15-12:30 The UNWTO approach: Global Report on Shopping Tourism and Madrid Precious Time

Ms. Yolanda Perdomo, Director of the UNWTO Affiliate Members Programme

12:30-13:30 Exchanging expertise and best practices

o   Ms. Makiko Matsuda Healy, Senior Vice President, Global Tourism Development , NYC & Company, New York

o   Ms. Jill Sinclair, CEO, Sinclair Global, London

o   Mr. Jordi William Carnes, Director General, Turisme de Barcelona

o   Mr. Luciano Ochoa, CEO, Innova TaxFree

o   Mr. Borja Castresana, Communication and Marketing Director, Desigual

o   Mr. José Manuel Fernández Bosch, Director of Commercial Services and Property Management, AENA

Moderator: Mr. Raimon Martínez Fraile, Special Adviser to the UNWTO Secretary-General

13:30-13:40 Conclusions

Mr. Miguel Mirones, Chairman of the UNWTO Affiliate Members Board

13:40-13:45 Video

One minute video presentation provided by our sponsor, Value Retail

13:45-15:30 Networking Cocktail

Note: The conference languages ​​will be Spanish and English.

          Follow the discussion at #ShoppingTourism

 


For further information on Shopping Tourism please visit our publication below: 

 

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Bournemouth University, eTourism innovations in the Digital era

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Bournemouth University Talbot Campus
Fern Barrow
Bournemouth, BMH BH12 5BB
United Kingdom
50° 43' 18.8472" N, 1° 51' 40.9068" W
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Bournemouth University, eTourism innovations in the Digital era
8 June 2013

 

eTourism innovations in the Digital era 

 

 

The Digital Era requires tourism organisations and destinations to use Information Communication Technologies and adopt eTourism innovations to strengthen their competitiveness. This event gives the opportunity to show case research undertaken by the eTourism Lab at the School of Tourism, Bournemouth University  http://www.bournemouth.ac.uk/etourismlab/ and engage in dialogue with tourism, travel, hospitality, as well as technology and marketing professionals on the emerging innovations in the marketplace. Chairman Professor Dimitrios Buhalis will ensure that there will be great interactivity and also networking will take place prior to the event on Facebook and on a social gathering at the Slug and Lettuce Pub in Bournemouth after the event.

Join the conversation on Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/events/550497218315609/?fref=ts

The event will discuss a range of issues including:

  • Social Media, Location Based and Mobile (SoLoMo) Marketing is increasingly becoming a critical and pivotal tool for tourism marketing. It combines social media, location and context based marketing as well as mobile devices. Interactions are no longer bound by the constraints of stationary computers, as they are becoming digital real-time experiences at a physical location. SoLoMo represents a powerful opportunity in the field of social commerce, allowing marketers to serve better today’s multi-channel, multi-experience consumer in real time. 
  • Social Transformation and the new generation of ‘digital travellers’ that make use of new technologies in all stages of the customer journey (mobile devices, tablets, desktop PCs etc.). Through extended value chains and co-creation between organisations and consumers as well as consumers with each other, the new tourism industry is evolving to one that is based on engagement and value added services. New features such as private cloud computing, internet TV and face/pattern/image recognition will provide more exciting ways for interaction and visualisation.
  • Augmented Reality and Gaming has the potential to augment a number of important activities, as well as different types of environments (hotels, parks, airports) and services (entertainment, education) to engage with a destination and its history, architecture, heritage and traditions; to interact not only with the physical surroundings but also with other people (residents and visitors). 
  • Online reputation and E-Branding The interactive power of social media encourage more business to consumer, consumer to consumer engagements and dialogues. Successful online reputation management in Web 2.0 and social media, require tourism providers to carefully curate the content available in their own platforms, for instance, official website in Facebook and Twitter, regularly monitoring content, and systematically monitoring all forms of social media such as third party online review websites.

It is evident that the world is moving real fast, with interconnectivity between systems, proximity marketing and context driving a range of these changes. However it is critical to remember that it is not about technology but about value generated, packaged and delivered to the right customer, at the right place, at the right time, and at the right price. Technology enables the interactivity, engagement and co-creation of this but it is fundamental to focus on the needs of the consumer, co-create the experience and ensure that all stakeholders work in harmony together towards collective competitiveness.

 

For more information visit the events website clicking here or the facebook event clicking here.

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