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)

"2018 will mark the 10th anniversary of the World Congress on Snow and Mountain Tourism, organized by UNWTO and the Government of Andorra and taking place in Escaldes-Engordany. Next year’s congress will focus on the accommodation and hospitality industries."

Mr. Taleb Rifai, UNWTO Secretary-General

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"For the 10th edition of the Congress, we are addressing a topic that is generating positive expectations as well as controversy. We will debate the current and future challenges of tourist accommodation in mountain destinations, as well as the new paradigms of demand in these kinds of destinations."

 H.E. Mr. Francesc Camp, Minister of 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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