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Global Tourism Forum is the most influential platform on Tourism Industry in the World.


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.

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Global Tourism Forum (GTF) meetings have been designed to stand out as a sought-after platform to stimulate a new thought process focusing on key global issues impacting positively or negatively on the industry. It may also herald a new vision and new perspectives for tourism as the powerhouse for future economic growth and investment for wealth and job creation through innovation and global value chain.