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Date(s) - 16/09/2018 - 19/09/2018
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The Shilla Seoul


A ”2030 vision” for urban tourism should encompass a new thinking to optimize the needs and expectations of the new customer and to facilitate inclusive economic and social growth, structural transformation and innovation by empowering local citizens for a better quality of life.  This kind of vision must also address the changing dynamics of technology and its significant impact on the consumer behaviour as well as on the economic, social and spatial structures, modes of transport, new business models, governance and research tools for tourism.  A ”2030 vision” for urban tourism needs to focus both on sustainability and competitiveness by putting in place a long-term vision and strategic planning. To be able to achieve this, it is extremely important to re-address the ways urban tourism is planned, developed, governed and managed in line with national/local urbanization policies, tourism policies and through coordination, cooperation and partnerships with all the related public and private stakeholders and the civil society.

The 7th UNWTO Global Summit taking place in Seoul presents an opportunity to:

– Learn about trends, opportunities and challenges for urban tourism going towards 2030
– Network and cooperate to build a common vision of urban tourism in 2030
– Discover innovative and smart initiatives to build sustainable and competitive cities

For more information: www.7thgsutseoul.kr/index_eng.asp

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