World Travel Market, to be held in London (WTM London 2023), will highlight the importance of education in the sector at the Ministers’ Summit.
The theme, at the world’s most influential travel and tourism event, which kicks off on November 6 and runs through November 8, will be “Transforming tourism through youth and education.”
For 17 years, tourism leaders from around the world have gathered at World Travel Market, in partnership with the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) to discuss policy, strategy, development and investment.
Juliette Losardo, exhibition director of World Travel Market London, said, “Education is the cornerstone of sustainable tourism development. Investing in tourism skills and training is now more critical than ever.”
“Ministers at the Summit will explore ways in which their tourism and education policies can empower people and communities, drive innovation, encourage responsible practices, and support the resilience and success of our sector,” she added.
Losardo added that “the Summit will provide a unique platform for stakeholders to come together, exchange ideas and forge innovative solutions that will help shape the education journey in the tourism sector.”
“I am delighted to share that ‘Transforming Tourism through Youth and Education’ will be the theme of our Ministers’ Summit as we play our part in the global conversation to create new futures,” he said.
Ministers will share examples of best practices and examine how international collaboration can be enhanced to promote successful tourism education strategies around the world.
This year’s conversation at the Ministers’ Summit will align with the Global Travel Market’s overall campaign around the Power of Change, with a strong focus on sustainability, diversity and inclusion.