UNWTO Announces Competition on Global Tourism

With the initiative of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), a competition will be held on global tourism, allowing 164 countries to participate.

The aim of the competition is to transform the tourism sector, introduce innovations, and demonstrate new business models, including circular economy and share economy.

Giorgi Chogovadze, Head of the National Tourism Administration of the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, and Avtandil Kasradze, Deputy Chairman of the Agency of Innovations and Technologies of Georgia, informed the public about the competition at Technopark.

With the initiative of the World Tourism Organization, Barrabés.biz, a well-known consulting firm with 20 years experience in creating entrepreneurship and innovative ecosystems, is involved within the project.

Those who will take part in the competition should draw up a business model related to the following four main areas:

1. Future of Travel

2. Tourism Experience

3. Environmental Impact

4. Community Development

To participate in the contest, interested parties should submit the application to the following e-mail address: www.tourismstartups.org.

Competition winners will have the opportunity to cooperate with leading companies in the tourism sector.

Zurab Pololikashvili, Secretary General of the World Tourism Organization, states: “Implementation of additional innovations and investments in the tourism sector is the best way to improve tourism products, which will ensure sustainable tourism development by creating jobs and new opportunities”.

By Anna Zhvania

07 August 2018 13:16