Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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Madrid, Spain, 24 September 2018PR No. 18068

Refreshed WTM Ministerial Summit to Tackle Innovation & Technology Investment

Madrid, Spain, 24 September 2018 – 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 Travel Market (WTM) will introduce a disruptive new format to the long-running UNWTO/WTM Ministerial Summit. With the private sector crucial in setting the tourism agenda, private sector leaders will be involved for the first time via a panel on investment in tourism technology. This will be followed by a round table of both ministers and private sector to discuss a way forward for tourism that includes stronger public-private partnerships and an agenda for the sector’s digital transformation.
The 2018 Summit will be hosted by CNN’s Richard Quest, anchor of Quest Means Business. Developing an innovation ecosystem, data-driven decision making, digital destination branding, and the role of government and policy in smart tourism management are among the topics to be addressed this year.
The Summit reflects on a hyper-connected and informed world where tourists are one click away from their next destination and share their interests and emotions in real-time – and where technological advances have an exponential impact on management efficiency and sustainability. It will expand its practical impact with a focus on creating and exchanging innovative ideas and partnerships that can boost investments in tourism technology.
The Summit will continue the conversation on ‘Tourism and the Digital Transformation’ that is set to dominate proceedings for this year’s World Tourism Day official celebration on Thursday 27 September. The event, to be held in Budapest, Hungary, will feature sessions on the role of innovation and technology in tourism development. It will also see the announcement of the semi-finalists of the 1st UNWTO Tourism Startup Competition, launched by UNWTO and Globalia to give visibility to tourism startups with innovative and disruptive ideas.

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thank you Miroslav Lajcak for the best UNGA yet

The President of the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Miroslav Lajčák identified sustainable development as a priority. He will convene a meeting on Financing for the Sustainable Development Goals on 11 June 2018, bringing together representatives from World Bank, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), regional development banks, and businesses. The event will provide a platform for stronger public-private partnerships. It also aims to explore what the United Nations can do to better to align itself with the rapidly-changing world of international finance, and to support the 2030 Agenda and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda.

2017-2018 was the year that the UN assembly exposed that 3 years into celebrating 17 sdgs there isnt any scalable financing of them https://www.un.org/pga/72/event-latest/financing-the-sustainable-development-goals/


Miroslav Lajčák is a Slovak politician, diplomat and the Minister of Foreign Affairs. He has been the President of the United Nations General Assembly for the 72nd session since September 2017. Wikipedia
BornMarch 20, 1963 (age 55 years), Poprad, Slovakia
NationalitySlovak
Sep 12, 2017 - On 31 May 2017, the United Nations General Assembly elected Miroslav Lajčák of Slovakia President of its seventy-second session, which ...

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