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NEXT EVENTS

RECOVERY AND BEYOND

Recovery and Beyond is a hybrid event uniting the travel industry into a 1-day e-conference full of online sessions from all over the world and the industry. Our goal is to help the industry recover all the missed opportunities due to conference cancellations, unite the travel industry, and prepare together for the day after COVID-19.

HYBRID EVENT / NOVEMBER 2020

ANNUAL MEETING 2021

Pakistan’s capital city of Islamabad will be hosting the Global Tourism Forum Annual Meeting to bring together tourism leaders and industry representatives in the country, and over 2,500 foreign visitors will be attending the five-day event .

PAKISTAN / SEPTEMBER 2021

CHINA 2021 / MAY 2021

Hainan, China will be hosting the Global Tourism Forum China 2021 Meeting to bring together tourism leaders and industry representatives in the country, and over 2,500 foreign visitors will be attending the event .

HAINAN / MAY 2021

EUROPE LEADERS SUMMIT

EU leaders will tackle topics including the bloc’s economy and digital issues. They are also supposed to return to the issue of potentially starting membership talks and also to hold “a broad strategic discussion” about relations with China.

GERMANY / OCTOBER 2021

PAST EVENTS

ANGOLA 2019

In Global Tourism Forum Angola 2019, the government of Angola and global tourism groups signed goodwill letters and protocol agreements in total $650 million. By the end of 2019, we expect this figure to reach $ 1 billion.

ANGOLA / MAY 22-25, 2019

AFRICA TOURISM AWARDS 2019

Africa Tourism Awards is the regional ceremony of the annual World Tourism Awards provides an opportunity to showcase the best of global tourism service providers as well as promote, encourage and reward tourism excellence.

ANGOLA / MAY 21, 2019

AFRICA SUMMIT 2017

Global Tourism Forum Africa Summit 2017 made a significant contribution to shaping the 2027 tourism vision that Ghana put forth within the scope of diversifying its economy.

GHANA / OCTOBER 10, 2017

AFRICA TOURISM AWARDS 2017

First edition of Africa Tourism Awards was held in Accra, Ghana to showcase the best of African tourism service providers as well as promote, encourage and reward tourism excellence.

GHANA / OCTOBER 10, 2017

RUSSIA SUMMIT 2017

In parallel to diplomatic normalization process, Russia Summit was held in Moscow, bringing together the industry movers of two countries and the major agencies, have contributed to the normalization process of the tourism activities between Turkey and Russia.

RUSSIA / JANUARY 28, 2017

GLOBAL MEETING 2017

GTF Global meeting 2017 primarily focused on the problematic image of Turkey after the terrorist incidents and the coup attempt in 2016. Country’s image in the eyes of tourists and investors significantly improved with the sub- events such as the T20 tourism ministers’ summit, Tourism Ceo Club 2016 and E-gen influencers.

TURKEY / FEBRUARY 17-18, 2017

WORLD TOURISM AWARDS 2017

The awards are made annually by an international jury of global hospitality experts and peers. Awards are given both on an overall world-level basis, in a wide range of categories including hotels/accommodation, MICE, and airlines/transport.

TURKEY / FEBRUARY 17, 2017

MEDITERRANEAN SUMMIT 2016

Another highlight meeting of Global Tourism Forum, Mediterranean Summit 2016 grew stronger with the announcement of investment, incentive and credit packages made in collaboration with the government and the private sector.

TURKEY / DECEMBER 10, 2016

GLOBAL MEETING 2016

Global Meeting 2016 was rich in perspective. A roster of more than 100 speakers was headlined by the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

TURKEY / FEBRUARY 4-6, 2016

WORLD TOURISM AWARDS 2016

The World Tourism Forum Awards, the most prestigious prize in the tourism industry and considered to be the Oscar of world tourism, was held at Çırağan Palace Kempinski.

TURKEY / FEBRUARY 5, 2016

MEDITERRANEAN SUMMIT 2015

Mediterranean Summit 2015 is very first Mediterranean event of GTF, where participants discussed topics such as online tourism, tourism investments, new hotel concepts, destination management, social media and blogging.

TURKEY / DECEMBER 10, 2015

GLOBAL MEETING 2015

The event was organized as a platform where global tourism experts can share their visions with Turkish professionals and help boost tourism potentials, contribute to the national economy and provide tourism with the necessary momentum to move to a next-level.

TURKEY / APRIL 29-30, 2015

PRESIDENTIAL GOLF DAY

ANGOLA / MAY 19, 2019

TOURISM CEO CLUB

TURKEY / FEBRUARY 17, 2017

TOURISM 20

TURKEY / FEBRUARY 17, 2017

ETO'O CHARITY MATCH

TURKEY / JULY 16, 2016

ANGOLA 2019

In Global Tourism Forum Angola 2019, the government of Angola and global tourism groups signed goodwill letters and protocol agreements in total $650 million. By the end of 2019, we expect this figure to reach $ 1 billion.

ANGOLA / MAY 22-25, 2019

AFRICA TOURISM AWARDS 2019

Africa Tourism Awards is the regional ceremony of the annual World Tourism Awards provides an opportunity to showcase the best of global tourism service providers as well as promote, encourage and reward tourism excellence.

ANGOLA / MAY 21, 2019

AFRICA SUMMIT 2017

Global Tourism Forum Africa Summit 2017 made a significant contribution to shaping the 2027 tourism vision that Ghana put forth within the scope of diversifying its economy.

GHANA / OCTOBER 10, 2017

AFRICA TOURISM AWARDS 2017

First edition of Africa Tourism Awards was held in Accra, Ghana to showcase the best of African tourism service providers as well as promote, encourage and reward tourism excellence.

GHANA / OCTOBER 10, 2017

RUSSIA SUMMIT 2017

In parallel to diplomatic normalization process, Russia Summit was held in Moscow, bringing together the industry movers of two countries and the major agencies, have contributed to the normalization process of the tourism activities between Turkey and Russia.

RUSSIA / JANUARY 28, 2017

GLOBAL MEETING 2017

GTF Global meeting 2017 primarily focused on the problematic image of Turkey after the terrorist incidents and the coup attempt in 2016. Country’s image in the eyes of tourists and investors significantly improved with the sub- events such as the T20 tourism ministers’ summit, Tourism Ceo Club 2016 and E-gen influencers.

TURKEY / FEBRUARY 16-18, 2017

WORLD TOURISM AWARDS 2017

The awards are made annually by an international jury of global hospitality experts and peers. Awards are given both on an overall world-level basis, in a wide range of categories including hotels/accommodation, MICE, and airlines/transport.

TURKEY / FEBRUARY 17, 2017

MEDITERRANEAN SUMMIT 2016

Another highlight meeting of Global Tourism Forum, Mediterranean Summit 2016 grew stronger with the announcement of investment, incentive and credit packages made in collaboration with the government and the private sector.

TURKEY / DECEMBER 10, 2016

GLOBAL MEETING 2016

Global Meeting 2016 was rich in perspective. A roster of more than 100 speakers was headlined by the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Light was shed honestly on the travel-inhibiting and larger anxieties shaping the world today—notably by delegates like Jose Manuel Barroso, former European Commission president.

TURKEY / FEBRUARY 4-6, 2016

WORLD TOURISM AWARDS 2016

The World Tourism Forum Awards, the most prestigious prize in the tourism industry and considered to be the Oscar of world tourism, was held at Çırağan Palace Kempinski.

TURKEY / FEBRUARY 5, 2016

MEDITERRANEAN SUMMIT 2015

Mediterranean Summit 2015 is very first Mediterranean event of GTF, where participants discussed topics such as online tourism, tourism investments, new hotel concepts, destination management, social media and blogging.

TURKEY / DECEMBER 10, 2015

GLOBAL MEETING 2015

The event was organized as a platform where global tourism experts can share their visions with Turkish professionals and help boost tourism potentials, contribute to the national economy and provide tourism with the necessary momentum to move to a next-level.

TURKEY / APRIL 29-30, 2015

Events

The Global Tourism Forum is the title of World Tourism Forum Institute’s events, which 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.
The Global Tourism Forum Strategy is simple and effective. It brings the leaders of all the world’s sectors together and defines the best ways to tackle the biggest challenges of the world. The Global Tourism Forum has been a catalyst for global movements, social transformations, business breakthroughs, economic ideas and thousands of ventures and partnerships for more than 10 years.
The previous Global Tourism Forums hosted President of the French Republic François Hollande (2012-2017), 11th European Commission President José Manuel Barroso, President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Home and Foreign Secretary of UK Jack Straw (1997-2006), CEO of International Rescue Committee David Miliband, President of the Republic of Angola João Lourenço, and a considerable amount of ministers and opinion leaders.