Update - 20 January 2017
Thank you to everyone that submitted a story. The survey is now closed and we have selected the entries to be filmed. Watch the live stream of the WTTC Global Summit in Bangkok on 26-27 April 2017 to watch the selected stories. We will also be sharing links on this page and our social media channels:
We speak often about the transformative power of tourism. Mostly it’s in terms of Travel & Tourism's enormous contributions to economic revenue and employment globally. We also know that there is a social benefit to tourism. Not just in making people happy when exploring places away from home, but also through allowing people opportunities they would not have has access to otherwise.
WTTC’s Global Summit in Thailand in April 2017 will focus on the role of tourism in Transforming Our World. As such, we want to showcase stories of real people whose lives have been transformed by tourism. Are you someone or do you know someone whose life has been changed by tourism, whether having worked in the sector or by having an experience that has led to a transformative community effect?
We are currently sourcing real stories from real people to be filmed and then showcased during the Global Summit, on stage and on our live broadcast online.
To enter you need to
- be comfortable with sharing your story publicly
- be willing to appear on camera
- have a day available for a film crew to interview you/whoever is involved in the story, and show your work in the tourism sector if applicable