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
Interview with the founder of Hotel Business Forum Alexey Volov about entrepreneurs in the hotel business, difference between hotel chains and independent hotels, and competitive advantages in the hospitality industry.
International MICE Geography Show – annual event for the leading players of the MICE industry – was organized by the Russian Association of Business Travel for the fifth time in Moscow. TOHOLOGY visited the event at the Ritz-Carlton, Moscow hotel and prepared photography review.
The world’s tourism leaders are meeting in St Petersburg for the UNWTO General Assembly this week as the global tourism sector continues to grow in both size and influence. New data from UNWTO shows international tourist arrivals grew by 4% during first 6 months of the year.
On January 28 gala dinner for the participants of WTA St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy 2019 tournament was organized in the Montferrand ballroom of the Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg.