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About Global Tourism Forum

Global Tourism Forum is an international institute based in London, dedicated to the research and development of solutions to the new era of travel.

The Global Tourism Forum, or GTF 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, GTF strives to achieve sustainable development models for emerging travel markets, as well as devising strategies to ensure tourism growth.

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.

A New Era for Hosting Country

Drawing thousands of the world’s tourism, politics and 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
Global 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.

Global 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 Global Tourism Forum’s high-level speakers exchange their ideas to ensure variety in tourism around the world.

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

President of the Republic of Turkey

Sani Şener

CEO, TAV Airports Holding

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

Testimonials

We will work together to ensure that tourism opens up new horizons. I hope Global Tourism Forum will benefit global tourism.

Recep Tayyip ErdoğanPresident of the Republic of Turkey

Global Tourism Forum is a really important initiative. Foremost organization for engaging the world’s top leaders in collaborative activities to shape the global, regional and industrial agendas.

Jose Manuel Barraso

Global Tourism Forum is an event that helps people and countries to develop links between each other.

David Miliband

Global Tourism Forum brings tourism leaders together all around the world and helps to expand the tourism market.

Jack Straw

Global Tourism Forum is the most powerful and influential organization over Tourism. It brings political leaders and investors together all around the world.

François Hollande

Cooperation with international organizations such as Global Tourism Forum encourage global groups and foreign investors about the hosting country.

Olivier Lambert
40,000
Delegates Hosted
600
Speakers during the Forums
7,000
News All Around World
50,000
Room Nights

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Global Tourism Forum?

Global Tourism Forum is an international institute based in London, dedicated to the research and development of solutions to the new era of travel.

The Global Tourism Forum, or GTF 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, GTF strives to achieve sustainable development models for emerging travel markets, as well as devising strategies to ensure tourism growth.

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.

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 institution. 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 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.

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.

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?”

Global Tourism Forum’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 is Global Meeting?

GTF organizes 3 regional meetings and a global meeting annually. Global meetings are organized to develop tourism internationally.

Global Tourism Forum (GTF) Global 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 micro events GTF Global 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 Regional Meeting?

Regional meetings are designed to boost the host country’s tourism. Regional Meetings 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. Regional meetings 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. Regional Meetings are briefer events in contrast to Global Meetings and 1,000 delegates from all over the world attend in the meetings.

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%