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19 June 2014

President of Chile receives UNWTO/WTTC Open Letter on Travel and Tourism

In recognition of tourism as an important vehicle for socio-economic development, the President of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, has accepted the UNWTO/WTTC Open Letter on Travel and Tourism. The Government of Chile commits to support the sector in both the national and the international policy agenda (Santiago de Chile, Chile, 18 June 2014). The UNWTO/WTTC Open Letter calls on heads of state and government around the world to acknowledge tourism’s key role in delivering more sustained and balanced growth and prioritize the sector higher in national policies in order to maximize its potential. In a private meeting, Ms. Bachelet received the letter from UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, and the President & CEO of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), David Scowsill.

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Day One

Opening Ceremony
Keynote Rt Hon Tony Blair
Session 1: Asia - Powerhouse of the World Economy
Session 2: Asia: Powering global Travel & Tourism



Day Two

Session 3: Korea: Huge potential. Big questions*
Session 4: Removing the Barriers - Facilitating Visas
Session 5: Tourism for
Tomorrow
Session 6: Growing capacity sustainably through infrastructure developments
Ministers: Travel & Tourism In The Trade Arena
Session 7: Trending now and tomorrow
Special Session: Wrap-Up - Experts From Beyond Our Industry and Closing Remarks
Special Session: Wrap-Up - Experts From Beyond Our Industry and Closing Remarks



*Note: Only in Korea for the first part