ETW Staff – Mumbai
The 2013 UNWTO and WTM Ministers´ Summit at the world travel market (WTM) will put a spotlight on the essential connection between air transport and tourism, debating the challenges and opportunities of promoting higher policy coordination between aviation and tourism.
Tourism ministers from around the world and private sector representatives will be participating in a discussion around the theme ‘How to bridge the gap between tourism and aviation policies’. The Summit´s 2013 edition will address the following issues: Bringing air transport and tourism policies closer together, Opportunities and challenges facing air transport and development infrastructure, taxes and levies, visa facilitation and regulation and Success factors and remaining obstacles
Speakers include the ministers and secretaries of state for tourism of Indonesia, Mexico, Morocco, Philippines, Portugal, Russia, Spain and South Africa as well as the president and CEO of the world travel and tourism council (WTTC), the vice president of Government affairs of Amadeus, the chairman of the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO), the vice president for Europe of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the director of the air transport bureau of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). The discussion will be further enriched by the participation of over 40 ministers registered to attend the event.