On September 9-13, 2019 twenty-third session of the UNWTO General Assembly took place in Saint Petersburg. This important global meeting of senior tourism officials and high-level representatives of the year was organized for the first time in Russia. The General Assembly is the supreme organ of UNWTO, its ordinary sessions are held every two years and are attended by delegates from UNWTO members, as well as by representatives from UNWTO affiliate members.
TOHOLOGY visited main events of the 23rd session of the UNWTO General Assembly at the ExpoForum Convention & Exhibition Centre and Tauride Palace in Saint Petersburg and shares its photography overview (photos are available in slider below).
Photo gallery of the 23rd session of the UNWTO General Assembly at the ExpoForum Convention & Exhibition Centre and Tauride Palace
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High level forum at the Tauride Palace, official opening of the twenty-third session of the UNWTO General Assembly at the ExpoForum Convention & Exhibition Centre, plenary sessions with Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization Zurab Pololikashvili, ministerial debates, Saint Petersburg Travel Hub – exhibition and business programme.
Photography: Andrey Ivanov / TOHOLOGY Production
Three global associations serving the International Meetings Industry will collaborate more closely in the future: UFI (The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry), ICCA (The International Congress and Convention Association), and AIPC (The International Association of Convention Centres) agreed to launch a Global Alliance.
On Monday the 13th of January 2020 the Original Sokos Hotel Tripla opened its doors in the heart of the business district of Helsinki, Pasila. Having a stylish modern look and direct connection to the train station and the Mall of Tripla, the Original Sokos Hotel Tripla has become the dominant building of the district.
Traditional event “In the company of your HRS friends” was organized at Lotte Hotel St. Petersburg by HRS – Hospitality & Retail Systems, one of Oracle’s largest hospitality partners worldwide. TOHOLOGY prepared exclusive photography coverage of the event.
Recently, “Dans Le Noir?” restaurant in St. Petersburg, which is located in the Sokos Hotel Palace Bridge, celebrated its first birthday, on which occasion TOHOLOGY recalls a visit to this restaurant a year ago.