TCN visit to UNWTO Madrid

Friday June 12, 2015

TCN visit to UNWTO Headquarters
Madrid, Spain
Friday 12th June 2015

As part of our efforts to foster better understanding of what the major international organisations do in the tourism sector, and the opportunities they offer to consultants, TCN has arranged a day in Madrid in the offices of the UN World Tourism Organization. UNWTO have put together an excellent full-day programme, including lunch, that will give a valuable insight into its activities and allow participants to meet key UNWTO staff face-to-face. Please click here to see the details of the programme.

The visit is open both to TCN and to Tourism Society members, but will clearly be of most relevance to those with international consultancy expertise or aspirations. The group size is limited to 20 - first come, first served.

Provisional programme:

9:30-10:00 Welcome - General overview of UNWTO activities 
  Mr. Carlos Vogeler, Director – Executive Secretary of Member Relations 
  Ms. Yolanda Perdomo, Director of Affiliate Members 
10:00-10:15 Brief introduction by each delegate from the Tourism Consultants Network 
10:15-10:45 Technical Cooperation and Services Programme
  Dr. Harsh Varma, Director
10:45-11:00 Regional Programme for Asia and the Pacific
  Representative tbc
11:00-11:15 Regional Programme for Europe
  Representative tbc
11:15-11:30 Regional Programme for Africa
  Ms. Elcia Grandcourt, Director
11:30-11:45 Regional Programme for the Americas
  Representative tbc
11:45-12:00 Ethics & Social Responsibility Programme
  Ms. Marina Diotallevi, Programme Manager
12:00-12:15 Communications and Publications Programme
  Ms. Sandra Carvao, Chief
12:15-12:30 E-Library
  Ms. Susana Costa Resende
12:30-14:00 Lunch
  Selection of finger foods provided by UNWTO
14:00-14:15 Destination Management & Quality Programme
  Ms. Esencan Terzibasoglu, Programme Director
14:15-14:30 Sustainable Development of Tourism Programme
  Ms. Virginia F. Trappa
14:30-14:50 Silk Road Programme
  Ms. Jo Devine, Technical Coordinator 
14:50-15:10 Tourism Market Trends
  Mr. John Kester, Director 
15:10-15:30 Statistics and Tourism Satellite Account
  Representative tbc
15:30-16:00 Closing Remarks

Participants are responsible for making their own travel and accommodation arrangements, and must be in Madrid in time for a 9.30 start at UNWTO on Friday June 12.

Recommended hotel: Palacio San Martin, Plaza San Martin (a National Heritage building in a quiet location in the city centre, close to two metro stations) -
Rates (around £80) available on and also through easyJet and as part of flight/hotel packages on Expedia etc.

To be sure of a place, please book now by paying the appropriate administration charge, as follows:

TCN members £20
TS members £40

Cancellations: the administration charge will not normally be refunded for any no show or cancellation made less than one week before the event.

Venue Information

Headquarters, UNWTO
Capitán Haya 42

28020 Madrid


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