UNWTO Global Summit on urban tourism to take place in Kazakhstan

The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Mayor’s Office of Nur-Sultan will be organising the eighth UNWTO Global Summit on Urban Tourism in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan on 9-12 October 2019, under the theme ‘Smart Cities, Smart Destinations’.

The summit will focus on how developing smart cities can contribute to address complex urban challenges faced today by many destinations across the world. The most critical issues in sustainability, accessibility, urban management, innovation and technology will be discussed, while stressing the importance of including tourism in the wider city agenda as a means to make tourism a true contributor to the development of inclusive, resilient and sustainable cities.

It will also include a masterclass on the meetings industry delivered by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), focusing on topics such as current trends in the meeting industry, how to be a successful destination for meetings and how to organise sustainable meetings.

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