World Tourism Forum Global Meeting 2015 was held with the support of the Ministry Culture and Tourism. Leaders of the tourism industry from Europe, USA, Russia, the Caucasus and Azerbaijan discussed the future of industry and exchanged ideas at the forum.
Traveling around the globe is becoming more important day by day both for consumers and businesses. New channels such as social media, online reservation and traveling consultancy websites are very popular among travelers.
In recent years the political crisis has influenced the tourism potential of some countries. Not only the politics but also economy and health issues are affecting the tourism negatively.
Parallel with developments in technology and tourism, aviation industry also shows fast growth. Due to the expansion in tourism industry, secure and fast aviation transportation has become very important around the globe.
Topics covered at the forum were included Online Tourism, Effects of Politics on Tourism, Health Tourism, Destination Marketing, New Vision in Aviation, Hospitality and Advertising Solutions in Tourism.
Bulut Bağcı - President, World Tourism Forum Timur Bayındır - President, Touristic Hotels & Invenstors Association Eyüp Gümüş - Undersecretary - Ministry of Healty of Republic of Turkey Nedret Apaydın - Director, İstanbul Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism
Milena Djuricic - Chief Operating Officer, Yandex Türkiye
Todd Benjamin - Financial Editor, CNN International Ait Voncke - Vice President Account Management EMEA, Expedia Martin Verdon Roe - Vice President Global Display Sales, TripAdvisor Svend Olav Leirvaag - Vice President, Amadeus Terry Kane - Head of Travel MENA, Facebook & Instagram
Fredrik Reinfeldt - Prime Minister, Sweden (2006 - 2014)
Başak Erel - Group Coordinator, MedicalPark1
Cengiz Aydın - Deputy General Manager of Promotion, Republic of Turkey
Özgül Özkan Yavuz - General Manager, Istanbul Convention & Visitors Bureau Ken Jamieson - General Manager, Qatar National Convention Center Florian Sengstschmid - Executive Director, Azerbaijan Convention Bureau Marty Markowitz - Vice President, Borough Engagement and Promotion NYC
Murat Baş - Senior Vice President, Network Planning, Turkish Airlines
Cem Kınay - President, Steingenberger Hotel Maslak, Istanbul
Bora Aydınlı - Hospitality and Media Sector Manager, Samsung
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