World Tourism Forum is an organization based in Istanbul. Its main aim is to develop tourism around the world. World Tourism Forum pays particular attention to the relationship between national and local structures and strategies for sustainable tourism. It is crucial for World Tourism Forum to encourage wide commitment of support and resources to a common, agreed program to develop global tourism. World Tourism Forum is a young platform but nevertheless can be considered as a trend setter in tourism industry.
Believe that the tourism industry’s challenges can only be solved through engagement with all members of the industry.
Focus on the long term solutions for global tourism. We work hard to maintain the progress in tourism industry.
We Are Growing
World Tourism Forum was founded to fill a gap in international tourism industry. World Tourism Forum is a one of a kind tourism organization. It has been growing year by year since the day it was founded.
World Tourism Forum is organized under the auspices of Presidency of the Republic of Turkey, in global centers around the world, bringing together world tourism leaders and tourism industry representatives.
Check out the gallery from our meeting held in 2016 in Istanbul.
Meet the high-level members of tourism industry! Each of our speakers has proven him/herself in the international arena by hitting the big game. Check out our speakers in order to give applause to their 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! World Tourism Forum is organized four times every year, in global centers around the world, bringing world tourism leaders and tourism industry representatives together.
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