External Event


World Tourism Day 2018


“Tourism and the Digital Transformation” is the theme of this year’s World Tourism Day (WTD) and the importance of digital technologies in tourism, providing opportunities for innovation and preparing the sector for the future of work, is at the centre of World Tourism Day 2018, to be celebrated in Budapest, Hungary (27 September 2018).

UNWTO World Tourism Day website

Conference on the Collaborative Economy


On 11 October 2018, the European Commission will organise a high-level conference on the collaborative economy in Brussels. The conference will bring together stakeholders and decision-makers from public authorities across the EU. It aims to take stock of policy, regulatory and market developments since the adoption of the Commission Communication on the collaborative economy in June 2016 [More information here] and to discuss policy solutions.

2nd International Congress on World Civilizations and Historic Routes


Jointly organized by the Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Bulgaria and UNWTO, the 2nd International Congress on World Civilizations and Historic Routes will be held on 14-16 November in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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Music Tourism Convention


Cologne, Germany, to host global convening on music and tourism in August, with second day added in Düsseldorf

Cologne boasts an impressive music history, from being the home of the Neue Musik scene, featuring composers such as Karl-Heinz Stockhausen in the 60s, to Can and a big part of the Krautrock movement in the 70s and one of the most important electronic record labels, Kompakt, who have been out operating out of Cologne since the 90s. 

8th International Meeting on Silk Road Tourism


The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Ministry of Tourism of Greece and the Region of Central Macedonia have partnered together to organize the 8th UNWTO International Meeting on Silk Road Tourism in Thessaloniki, Greece on 10-12 October 2018.


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European Tourism Forum 2018


The 17th European Tourism Forum will be held on 1st and 2nd October 2018.

The event is organised by the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union together with the European Commission and will take place at the Austria Center Vienna. Tourism stakeholders from all EU countries will come together on two half days to discuss the following topics of importance:

Committee on Transport and Tourism Public Hearing “Digitalisation in Transport”


In the framework of the TRAN Committee meeting on 20-21 June 2018, a public hearing on Digitalisation in transport will take place and will include some tourism policy elements.

The Research for TRAN Committee Transport and tourism for persons with disabilities and persons with reduced mobility will also be presented

ISTO World Congress 2018


From 16-19 October 2018, the next ISTO World Congress will take place in Lyon.
During this Congress, there will be a focus on 3 thematical axes:

  • Innovation
  • Youth Tourism
  • Sustainable development of destinations

From this day, the registration is open, so you can already register yourself. Mind that an early bird rate is available until September 1st.

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European Tourism Day 2018


This year’s programme will evolve around the topic of “The Renewed EU Industrial Policy Strategy: making EU tourism stronger in a new industrial era”.

The objective of the conference will be to exchange views on existing and new challenges and opportunities of EU tourism under the Renewed EU Industrial Policy Strategy adopted in September 2017 and to share good practices of harvesting the advantages offered by this horizontal strategic approach.


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