The World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and the Government of Andorra, in collaboration with the parish of Escaldes Engordany, will organize the 10th World Congress on Snow and Mountain Tourism (21-23 March 2018).

Since the first edition, the main objective of the Congress has been to provide a clear understanding of the challenges and opportunities of the snow and mountain destinations and to acquire an overview of successful business models, innovation, the impact of climate change and tourism marketing.

For three days, leading international experts will discuss topics linking mountain tourism to the most recent developments realted to accomodation and the hospitality industry as well as to quality and knowledge management and innovation in product development and IC amd booking technologies and other related innovation in state-of-the-art marketing. The objective is to share expertise in these fields to ensure quality visitor experiences and the positioning of mountain areas as all-yearound destinations.

Contact: Mr. Sascha Stange (sstange@unwto.org)

Escaldes-Engordany

 

"The coming 10th edition of the World Congress of Snow and Mountain Tourism, focusing on the accomodation and hospitality sector in mountain destinations, is an opportunity to discuss the development of the segment in the framework of the recently approved Sustainable Development Goals and the new Agenda 2030."

Mr. Taleb Rifai, UNWTO Secretary-General

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"The accomodation sector is the core of the tourism business. The experience visitors and tourist attach to their stay in an accomodation facility and the hospitality they experience shape to a great extend the overall evaluation in an destination. Andorra, as a tourist destination, has been making efforts to increase the quality standards of their accomodation facilities and at the same time diversify its offer in order to be able to satisfy the needs of all different types of tourist.."

 H.E. Mr. Francesc Camp, Minister of Trade and Tourism of the Principality of Andorra

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"In 1998 Escaldes-Engordany hosted the very first World Congress on Snow and Mountain Tourism. It was a great success and ensured the continuation of the event. Ten editions later, this parish is once again hosting the congress, which has been established itself an unmissable event for professionals, politicians and industry experts in the international tourism calendar."

Hon. Ms. Trinitat Marin Gonzalez, Mayor Comú Escaldes-Engordany

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