Friday June 12, 2015
TCN visit to UNWTO Headquarters
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.
|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|
|11:00-11:15||Regional Programme for Europe|
|11:15-11:30||Regional Programme for Africa|
|Ms. Elcia Grandcourt, Director|
|11:30-11:45||Regional Programme for the Americas|
|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|
|Ms. Susana Costa Resende|
|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|
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) - www.hotelpalaciosanmartin.es/en
Rates (around £80) available on booking.com 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.