The World Tourism Forum is a global organization holding tourism events in different parts of the world to further boost global tourism. It pays particular attention to the relationship between local and global tourism trends as well as strategies for more sustainable tourism growth. The Forum encourages the allocation of resources to a shared tourism vision. The young platform has been flourishing rapidly and already functions as a trendsetter in the industry.
We believe that the tourism industry’s challenges can be solved only through the engagement of all the stakeholders.
We focus on long-term global tourism solutions. We work day and night to move the tourism industry forward.
We Are Growing
The World Tourism Forum was established to fill a gap in the international tourism industry – all the stakeholders now view it as the globally unique tourism event enjoying steady growth on a year-to-year basis since its inception in 2014.
The World Tourism Forum takes place in global centers around the world under the auspices of the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey. It brings together global tourism leaders and industry representatives.
Check out the gallery of our 2016 Global Meeting held in Istanbul.
Meet the tourism industry’s leading players! Each speaker has a proven track record after spearheading major changes for a long time at an international level. Check out our speakers to find out about their commendable achievements!
With roots in Rize, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was born in Istanbul on February 26, 1954. He graduated from Kasımpaşa Piyale Primary School in 1965 and completed his high school education at Istanbul Imam Hatip School in 1973.
Jose Manuel Barroso
Jose Manuel Barroso
President, European Commission (2004-2014)
Jose Manuel Barroso is a Portuguese right-wing politician who was the 11th President of the European Commission, serving from 2004 to 2014.
Vice President, Hilton Hotels
His priority lies with the implementation of Hilton’s ambitious expansion strategy for its Family of Hotels, with a focus on rolling out new brands like Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton and Doubletree by Hilton throughout the region.
CEO, Kempinski Hotels
Alejandro Bernabé was appointed Chief Executive Officer at Kempinski Hotels in October 2014, aged 44, and brings renewed vigour to Kempinski’s Management Board.
Head of Travel, Instagram & Facebook
Terry Kane has developed recognized expertise in multiple disciplines, including; brand and strategic marketing, digital communications, research, and software development to name but a few.
Co-founder and Managing Director, Trivago
Rolf founded trivago and is responsible for the areas of Product, Marketing and International. He has been active as an internet entrepreneur since 1999.
Check out our past and future conferences! The World Tourism Forum takes place four times a year in global centers around the world to bring world tourism leaders and industry representatives together.
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