ANGOLA 2019

''Tourism is the most important facilitator to economic diversification for countries.''
JOAO LOURENÇO
President of Angola

 

ANGOLA 2019

''Global Tourism Forum is the most powerful and influential organization in tourism. It brings political leaders and investors together all around the world.''
FRANÇOIS HOLLANDE
Former President of the French Republic

 

GLOBAL MEETING 2017

''Global Tourism Forum offered many networking opportunities which I found useful. There were also very strong attendees.''
BADR AL BADR
CEO, Dur Hospitality

 

GLOBAL MEETING 2017

''Turkey will take an important role in determining other's choices and play a decisive role in shaping the 21st century itself and the entire world.''
DAVID MILIBAND
President and CEO of International Rescue Committee(IRC)

 

ETO'O CHARITY MATCH

The Legendary Football Manager Participated in the Eto'o Charity Match. One of Our Destination Management Events.
FABIO CAPELLO
Football Manager, Italy

 

GLOBAL MEETING 2017

''The UK and Turkey meet on many common grounds. Above all, we are on the sidelines regarding the European Union.''
JACK STRAW
Former Foreign Secretary of the UK

 

GLOBAL MEETING 2016

''Global Tourism Forum is the most powerful and influential organization in tourism. It brings political leaders and investors together all around the world.''
JOSE MANUEL BARROSO
President, European Commission (2004-2014)

 

GLOBAL MEETING 2016

''A good range of topics covered and it was nice to have other areas being presented as well. The speakers present were all captivating. Global Tourism Forum is a wonderful organization for international tourism industry stakeholders.''
NICHOLAS MAYER
Partner & Industry Leader, Lodging & Tourism Clients Group, PWC

 

GLOBAL MEETING 2016

''We will work together to ensure new horizons. I hope Global Tourism Forum will be benefiting for our country.''
RECEP TAYYİP ERDOĞAN
President of the Republic of Turkey

 

ETO'O CHARITY MATCH

''It was a pleasure for me to be a part of the Eto'o Charity Match organized by the World Tourism Forum Institute.''
EDEN HAZARD
Footballer, Real Madrid

 

ANADOLU AGENCY

''Coronavirus could cause $1 trillion damage to tourism.''
Interview: Bulut Bağcı
President, World Tourism Forum Institute

 

GLOBAL MEETING 2015

''Being with decision maker leaders at Global Tourism Forum, which is one of the top events in the industry, is a notable memory at my professional life.''
FREDRIK REINFELDT
Prime Minister, Kingdom of Sweden (2006-2014)

 

ANGOLA 2019

''Judging by its potential and geographical location, Angola has everything to be able to develop its tourism sector and become a world reference.''
KEN LIVINGSTONE
Former Mayor of London

 
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João Lourenço

President of the Republic of Angola

Mark Tanzer

CEO, ABTA

Badr Al Badr

CEO, Dur Hospitality

Iran Monroy

Global Brand Communications, Deer Jet

Ken Livingstone

Former Mayor of London

Arkadiy Voloj

CEO, YANDEX

Todd Benjamin

Financial Editor, CNN International

Fredrik Reinfeldt

Former Prime Minister of Sweden

Neşet Koçkar

Anex Tour, Chairman of the Executive Board

Jose Manuel Barroso

President, European Commission (2004-2014)

Binali Yıldırım

Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey

François Hollande

Former President of the French Republic

Jack Straw

Former Foreign Minister of the UK

Angela Bragança

Minister of Hotel and Tourism of the Republic of Angola

David Miliband

President and Chief Executive of International Rescue Committee

Michael Frenzel

Special Ambassador of UNWTO and Former Chairman of World Travel & Tourism Council

GLOBAL TOURISM FORUM

Global Tourism Forum is an initiative of London based World Tourism Forum Institute. Starting from 2020, World Tourism Forum Institute’s events will be entitled as Global Tourism Forum.

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

World Tourism Forum Institute organizes several initiatives aiming to promote the hosting country internationally. As an initiative of WTFI, Global Tourism Forum organizes select activities designed to strengthen the host country’s branding abroad.

Global 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.

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IN NUMBERS

100,000
Delegates Hosted
1100
Speakers during the Forums
10,000
News
70,000
Room Nights

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%

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What are the participation opportunities?

During the events, you can find unique opportunities to grow your business network. You can have business meetings with tourism professionals, governmental and non-governmental organization executives, domestic and foreign operators, travel agencies, tourism organizations, high-level executives of hotel and resorts etc. These meetings will help participant to make direct contacts with potential partners in order to follow the news and trends in tourism, promote their business and share experiences.

What is Global Tourism Forum?

World Tourism Forum Institute is a London based institution. World Tourism Forum Institute’s events are entitled as Global Tourism Forum.

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

World Tourism Forum Institute organizes several initiatives aiming to promote the hosting country internationally. As an initiative of WTFI, Global Tourism Forum organizes select activities designed to strengthen the country’s branding abroad.

Global 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.

How to participate in Global Tourism Forum?

Special invitation or registration is needed to participate in Global Tourism Forum. Participation is limited and it is open to sector professionals.

Where is Global Tourism Forum taking place?

Global Tourism Forum is a London based platform. Global Tourism Forum organizes global-scale events in different countries to attract foreign investors to the hosting country.

Global Tourism Forum works to promote hosting country’s products and services abroad, and to attract foreign investment to strategic sectors of the country’s economy.

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

Global 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.

Is Global Tourism Forum open to the media?

We bring international newspapers, magazines and TV channels to the host country. They will share information about the event and potential of tourism in the host country within the scope of the event. Press list will be clear 1 month before of event.

What is Annual Meeting?

GTF organizes 3 leaders summits and an annual meeting yearly. Annual meetings are organized to develop tourism internationally.

Global Tourism Forum (GTF) Annual Meetings are the largest creative business events in the global travel industry. Participants of the meeting series are the leaders shaping the world tourism, travel agencies and tour operators, local and foreign businessmen, investment groups and bankers, investment consultancy companies, politicians, senior executives, public authorities, strategists and technologists in travel – the people creating and defining the future of travel, who form the majority of the groups participating in the meeting.

Through talks, panels, workshops, networking, and sub events GTF Annual Meetings help top travel professionals understand changing trends across sectors, geographies, and the functional aspects in the travel industry and promote the internationalization of businesses and the attraction of foreign direct investment.

Minimum 2,500 delegates from all over the world attend in the meetings as keynote speakers, C-level executives of international companies, influencers, academicians and politicians.

What is Leaders Summit?

Leaders Summits are designed to boost the host country’s tourism. Leaders Summits are must-attend events for local councils, regional tourism organisations, tourism professionals, business and government personnel who wish to contribute to the future of regional tourism in hosting country. Leaders Summits provide delegates with opportunities for professional and business development, networking and engagement with industry colleagues, and the chance to hear from industry-leading speakers on critical industry issues, innovative ideas, and investment opportunities on a single region. Leaders Summits are briefer events in contrast to Annual Meetings and 1,000 delegates from all over the world attend in the meetings.

What is the difference between World Tourism Forum Institute and Global Tourism Forum?

World Tourism Forum Institute is a London based institution. World Tourism Forum’s events are entitled as Global Tourism Forum.

Who are the target audiences?

Leaders shaping the world tourism, travel agencies and tour operators, local and foreign businessmen, investment groups and bankers, investment consultancy companies, politicians, senior executives and public authorities will form the majority of the groups participating in the event. The number of visitors will be limited at the event. A special invitation will be sent to the target audience.

What is a destination master plan?

A tourism master plan is the roadmap for destination success. It is a crucial first step that will address three important questions: “Where are we?” “Where do we want to go?” “How do we get there?”

World Tourism Forum Institute’s goal is to contribute to improving the destinations’ profitability and their long-term sustainability through innovative tourism master plans, improving their competitiveness, creating partnerships and engages the public and private sectors to encourage their participation and commitment to achieve a shared vision for the destination. The master planning process will secure local buy-in, define the actionable steps needed to achieve common goals, and provide you with the ability to track results and adapt to.

At the end of our comprehensive process, destinations will have a 5-year strategic vision, strategy, and action plan for developing tourism in a sustainable manner for the benefit of local residents, investors, and tourism operators. Do you need a master plan for your destination? Our highly experienced team can help you.

What is global marketing management?

If you are going to expand tourism for your destination, you have to think big. There are only so many possible tourists within your immediate area, so to increase your number of visitors you have to know how to market globally.

However, that’s a huge challenge that requires the right kind of network and expertise. If you are looking to promote your country internationally, it helps to have the right partner who can help you attract tourists from all over the world. Do you want to promote your country? Our highly experienced team can help you.

What are the network opportunities during the events?

During the events; awards ceremony and panels are organized according to create the network between the participants, speakers and high level guests, also B2B Meetings are the basic points for the elaborate the networks.

What are the benefits of the organizations to hosting country?

Enable participants to acquire an overview of the current and future strategies for hosting country and build synergies among all the stakeholders for a shared vision. Build together a set of general guidelines, which, by including integrated and relevant content, can be used as a reference for action to develop host country’s tourism.