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.
To develop the competitiveness of the hosting country, promoting the internationalization of their businesses and the attraction of foreign direct investment.
Helping host country to become more Innovative, Competitive and Sustainable.
World Tourism Forum uses different strategies to promote the competitiveness of hosting country during its internationalization process.
Market studies and analyses are frequently performed, in order to assist the hosting country find the best opportunities.
Set of services designed to assist hosting country in defining strategies for its internationalization process.
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.
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.
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.