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109th session of the UNWTO Executive Council

Vatel students participate at the Opening Ceremony of the 109th session UNWTO Executive Council in Bahrain


109th session of the UNWTO Executive Council 

The 109th session of the UNWTO Executive Council was held for the first time in the Kingdom of Bahrain and in the G.C.C. region on October 31st and November 1st, 2018. The Executive Council is the most important international meeting dedicated to tourism. It gathers ministers, country delegates from all around the world and members representing the private sector, educational institutions, tourism associations and local tourism authorities. The students of Vatel in Bahrain were honored to do their practical application during the Executive Council. Vatel Hotel & Tourism Business School is the first hospitality school to have had the opportunity to be part of such a big event. 

Vatel students had the privilege of welcoming H.E.Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Mr. Zayed Bin Rashid Al Zayani and the C.E.O of BTEA, H.E. Al Shaikh Khaled Bin Humood Al Khalifa to the Opening Ceremony of the 109th session of the UNWTO Executive Council meeting in Bahrain. 

Do you know about UNWTO ?                                                                                     

The UNWTO is the United Nations World Tourism Organization, it was established in 1975 in Spain. The UNWTO deals with the affairs of countries in the tourism sector and produces statistics on tourism demand and supply worldwide. This UN body is in charge of promoting responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism. The organization considers that tourism is the most important factor of economic growth, inclusive development and environmental sustainability.

About Tourism Tech Adventures

On the 1st November, Tourism Tech Adventures forum was launched in collaboration with the UNWTO and IE Business School. During this forum, topics were discussed between industry leaders, entrepreneurs and business supporters concerning technologies in the tourism sector. The workshop was about how new innovations could develop the tourism sector by taking advantages of Smart Device big data. It was included by activities for startups, including a masterclass and a competition; a keynote speech; two panel sessions on Smart Tourism Management and Big Data Solutions in Tourism as well as a Ministerial masterclass.




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