About World Tourism Forum

World Tourism Forum is an international organisation based in Istanbul (VIP Organizasyon A.Ş. & Group HBS Ltd. & Global Partners), dedicated to the research and development of solutions to the new era of travel.World Tourism Forum has been restructured in cooperation with Global Partners in 2019. New President of World Tourism Forum shall be leading global team.


The World Tourism Forum, or WTF for short, is an international research institute and a collaboration platform focused on addressing the challenges for the travel industry. Combining the joint efforts of government agencies, industry stakeholders and academia, WTF strives to achieve sustainable development models for emerging travel markets, as well as devising strategies to ensure tourism growth.


World Tourism Forum organizes several initiatives aiming to promote the hosting country internationally. World Tourism Forum organizes select activities designed to strengthen the country’s branding abroad.


World Tourism Forum also plays a leading role in attracting foreign direct investment to the target country, by working to identify business opportunities, promoting strategic events and lending support to foreign investors willing to allocate resources in target country.

A New Era for Hosting Country

Drawing thousands of the world's technology leaders together to learn and do business.
Mission

To develop the competitiveness of the hosting country, promoting the internationalization of their businesses and the attraction of foreign direct investment.

Vision

Helping host country to become more Innovative, Competitive and Sustainable.

Scope of Activities

World Tourism Forum uses different strategies to promote the competitiveness of hosting country during its internationalization process.


Market Intelligence

Market studies and analyses are frequently performed, in order to assist the hosting country find the best opportunities.

Internationalization Strategies

Set of services designed to assist hosting country in defining strategies for its internationalization process.

Business and Image Promotion

Initiatives developed to facilitate the access of the hosting country to foreign markets and improving the perception about the hosting country’s products and services.


Investment Attraction

Actions developed to promote and facilitate the attraction of foreign direct investment, with the purpose of improving the image of hosting country as an attractive destination for foreign capital, promoting the country´s development and competitiveness.


World Tourism Forum´s efforts consist of promoting the expansion of implemented investments, and with regard to potential investors, of ranking hosting country in the short-list of target countries and influencing investment decisions by providing strategic information, full support to site location works and aftercare.


Speakers

Ideally what is required in a permanent forum or standing conference is a significant number of invited stakeholders globally, who can share the identity of being a global citizen. The World Tourism Forum’s high-level speakers exchange their ideas to ensure variety in tourism around the world.

Events

The World Tourism Forum is built on holistic and equitable principles that underpin the sustainable development of tourism events. By doing so, it highlights the need to harmonize local and global nuances in a sustainable manner. The Forum provides myriad information and expertise on economic, social and environmental issues that are relevant to advancing tourism in all aspects.


Future Events

World Tourism Forum (WTF) meetings have been designed to stand out as a sought-after platform to stimulate a new thought process focusing on key global issues impacting positively or negatively on the industry. It may also herald a new vision and new perspectives for tourism as the powerhouse for future economic growth and investment for wealth and job creation through innovation and global value chain.


World Tourism Forum Ethiopia 2020
Global Meeting Ethiopia 2020 , which will be held on March 4-6, 2020, gathers a large number of industry executives, investors and political authorities from all over the world in Addis Ababa.

2,500 Delegates

World Tourism Forum Pakistan 2020
Pakistan will host the Leaders Meeting in 2020.
WTF Leaders Meeting 2020 will be held in Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan. The meeting will host over 1,000 participants.

1,200 Delegates

World Tourism Forum Japan 2020
Japan will host the Business Leader Meeting in 2020.
WTF Leaders Meeting 2020 will be held in Tokio, the capital of Japan.The meeting will host over 1,000 participants.

1,200 Delegates

World Tourism Forum China 2020
China will host the Tourism Leaders Meeting in 2020.
WTF Leaders Meeting 2020 will be held in Pekin, the capital of China. The meeting will host over 2,000 participants.

4,000 Delegates

World Tourism Forum Istanbul 2020-2021
Turkey will host the Tourism Leaders Meeting in 2020.WTF Leaders Meeting 2020 will be held in Istanbul. The meeting will host over 2,500 participants.

4,000 Delegates

World Tourism Forum Kazakhstan 2020-2021
Kazakhstan will host the Tourism Leaders Meeting in 2020.WTF Leaders Meeting 2020 will be held in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan.

2,000 Delegates


World Tourism Forum London 2020
London will host the Tourism Leaders Meeting in 2020.
WTF Leaders Meeting 2020 will be held in London, the capital of England. The meeting will host over 1,500 participants.

3,000 Delegates

World Tourism Forum Malaysia 2020-2021
Malaysia will host the Tourism Leaders Meeting in 2020.
WTF Leaders Meeting 2020 will be held in Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia.

2,000 Delegates

World Tourism Forum Qatar 2020
Qatar will host the Tourism Leaders Meeting in 2020.
WTF Leaders Meeting 2020 will be held in Doha, the capital of Qatar. The meeting will host over 2,000 participants.

4,000 Delegates



Past Events

World Tourism Forum will brought important figures of world politics, tourism investors and agencies to the host countries. We believe that progress happens by bringing together leaders from all walks of life who have the drive and the influence to make positive change.


Africa Summit 2017
The Africa Summit is an international and large scaled one-day event. CEOs and Vice Presidents from global companies will participate in the Africa Summit organization as participants and speakers.

20 Speakers / 7 Topics

Africa Tourism Awards 2017
The winner is the highest scoring entrant in each category. The judges found it very difficult to name overall winners, as they all have had significant impacts at scale in their respective areas.

10 Categories

Russia Summit 2017
Russia is the largest country in the world that can offer a wide range of tourist opportunities to its foreign visitors. Russia Summit provided an insight to region’s tourism.

25 Speakers / 7 Topics

Global Meeting 2017
The Forum’s Global Meeting in Istanbul hosted a large number of industry executives, investors and public authorities from all over the world in February 2017.

170 Speakers / 50 Topics / 152 Influencers / 50 Ministers

World Tourism Awards 2017
The winner is the highest scoring entrant in each category. The judges found it very difficult to name overall winners, as they all have had significant impacts at scale in their respective areas.

20 Categories

Mediterranean Summit 2016
Tourism embraces both global and local understanding at the same time. No one wants to feel like a tourist. Here World Tourism Forum Mediterranean Summit steps in, with its “Feel Global Be Local” concept.

170 Speakers / 50 Topics

Global Meeting 2016
Global Meeting 2016 was held in Istanbul.Leaders of tourism industry from the United Kingdom, France, United Arab Emirates, Germany and other countries.

110 Speakers / 38 Topics / 150 Influencers / 10 Ministers

World Tourism Awards 2016
The winner is the highest scoring entrant in each category. The judges found it very difficult to name overall winners, as they all have had significant impacts at scale in their respective areas.

15 Categories

Global Meeting 2015
WTF Global Meeting 2015 was held with the support of the Ministry Culture and Tourism. Leaders of the tourism industry from Europe, USA, Russia, the Caucasus and Azerbaijan discussed the future of industry.

17 Speakers / 9 Topics

Mediterranean Summit 2015
WTF Mediterranean Summit was held on December 10, 2015, in Antalya. World tourism leaders, regional representatives, government authorities came together to define the future of tourism.

24 Speakers / 7 Topics



Statistics

Tour Operators and Travel Agents
36.5%

Hotel Management Groups and Investment Companies
22.5%

Airline Companies
9%

Destination Management Compaines
9%

Press
7%

Governmental Bodies
11%

Academicians
5%

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Delegates Hosted
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Speakers during the Forums
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