Members of the UNWTO Knowledge Network (UNWTO.Know),
a worldwide community of innovative knowledge institutions,
universities and other public and private organizations dedicated
to furthering tourism know-how, will come together for the first
time at the network’s kick-off meeting, held in the context of the
international tourism trade fair, FITUR 2011 (Madrid, Spain, 19
The meeting, to be opened by the UNWTO
Secretary-General, and jointly organized with FITUR, will debate
the role of innovation and knowledge management in tourism,
present the ongoing research of Network members, and provides an opportunity for members to meet in person and discuss
UNWTO.Know is a new initiative
designed to support UNWTO and its Member States in all matters
concerning science, technology, innovation and knowledge
management related to tourism, and was launched in September 2010.
Since that time, 81 institutions from 34 countries have become
members of the network, forming a community of knowledge in all
matters related to tourism policy, governance and practices which
directly contributes to the competitiveness, sustainability,
development of the sector.
While the meeting is mainly
directed towards current members of UNWTO.Know, prospective
members, as well as representatives of UNWTO Member States, are
welcome to attend.
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