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African Pro-Poor Tourism Development Authority


Practising Medical Tourism: A resounding success


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Critical Success Factors for Tourism Development in Less Developed Countries


South Australian indigenous tourism success story


7 Super Success Stories in Birding-based Tourism


Medical tourism likely to become Indiaís next big success story


Successful Tourism Development: What it takes.


Communicating Sustainable Tourism: Reaching the Geotourist


E-tourism: Enabling governments and citizens across Europe, Middle East and Africa to realise their potential



Inspiring Success Stories ....

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The World's Most Prestigious Tourism Networking Event


H.E. Tourism Ministers, Tourism Planners, Policy Makers, Tourism Experts, Tourism Academicians, Executive Council Members of Tourism NGOs, Tourism Investors & Entrepreneurs, Hoteliers, Tour & Travel Operators, Destination Management Operators, Theme Park Owners, Airline Owners & Executives, Cruise Owners& Executives, Global Distribution Operators, Travel Technology Executives, Members of National, State & Regional Tourism Offices and Tourism Promotion  and tourism leaders from all over the world.


Excellent Networking and Learning Opportunities

The Conference, will provide an exciting and engaging forum for discussion and learning of success stories, current issues, solutions and best practice case studies. There is excellent networking opportunities engaged in vibrant atmosphere. Get to know the Speakers and "who's who" in the world's tourism fraternity.


Definitely not to be missed!

The Conference will present you with a program relevant to any established tourism player who wish to network, share and learn from the leaders of tourism in this decade and a world platform for leaders to establish cooperation and friendship.


The Programme:

  • Opening Ceremony graced by H.E. Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia and H.E. Secretary General of UNWTO

  • Grand Welcome Dinner hosted by the Government of Malaysia

  • 4 exciting sessions over 2 1/2 conference days

  • 3 networking lunches and 5 tea breaks

  • Selection of well appointed accommodation

  • Airport transfers, hotel transfers and dinner transfer

  • Technical tour of Kuala Lumpur city

We look forward to welcoming you to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for this important and inspirational world tourism event.


Datuk Dr Victor Wee

Secretary General

Ministry of Tourism, Malaysia

Session 1


Sustainable Growth: sharing the expertise of leaders in advocating sustainability in tourism, environmental protection, rural tourism, community involvement and poverty reduction through tourism



Session 3


Product Development: featuring leaders in resort development, special interest product, quality improvement and regeneration through tourism




Session 2


Marketing: learning from the leaders in destination positioning, e-marketing and the evaluation of marketing efficacy, exploring the successful branding of countries and of commercial companies; and analyzing how to protect the brand when crisis strikes.


Session 4



Partnerships: successful recipes for collaborating with other destinations and working with the industry, plus an exploration of how commercial companies (for example budget airlines) can work productively with local and national Governments





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