Mediterranean Summit 2016
World Tourism Forum Mediterranean Summit provides insight into tourism trends and developments from global and regional perspectives. World tourism leaders, regional representatives, government authorities come together to define the future of tourism. World Tourism Forum Mediterranean Summit was held in 10 December 2016 in Antalya, Regnum Carya Golf & Spa Resort.
Our main aim is to develop tourism around the world, we set the topics of each meeting accordingly.
We bring the leaders of tourism industry together at Mediterranean Summit 2016.
Regional meetings are held four times a year in different cities around the world such as Antalya, Doha, Abu Dhabi, Moscow.
Main Topic of Mediterranean Summit: Feel Global, Be Local!
Tourism embraces both global and local understanding at the same time. No one wants to feel like a tourist. And these days, people don’t even want to feel like travelers, but want to experience a place like a local. It is critically important that local and global spirit should be in harmony. Here World Tourism Forum Mediterranean Summit steps in, with its “Feel Global Be Local” concept.
Enjoy the unique opportunity to join in a summit to share ideas and experiences in the challenges facing their companies and countries with respect to tourism
Opening and Protocol Speeches
- Bulut Bağcı - President of Executive Board, World Tourism Forum
- Fikret Öztürk - President, Belek Tourism Investors Joint Venture (BETUYAB)
- Menderes Türel - Mayor, Antalya Metropolitan Municipality
Hakan Ateş - CEO, DenizBank
Murat Ersoy - Chairman, Turkish Tourism Investors Association (TYD)
Current Trends in Destination Weddings
Current trends in destination weddings.With their breathtaking style, wedding hotels are the places couples celebrate their unforgettable moments. These are perfect places to celebrate your wedding, whether it is a small, intimate ceremony or a large, formal affair. Each wedding is an individual event and they all need detailed attention. Whether seeking pure romance or opulent luxury, an intimate family gathering or a lavish celebration, a reception or a grandiose dinner catering for a limited number of guests, Antalya’s wedding professionals will orchestrate your wedding in each and every detail to ensure that your day turned into a memorable event for you and your guests.
- Bünyat Özpak - Managing Partner, Inventum Mice
- Sabbas Joseph - Director, Wizcraft World
- Jaydeep Mehta - Founder, True Events
- Rajeev Jain - Director, Rashi Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.
- Vijay Arora - Director, Touchwood Group
Keynote Speech – The Possibilities Of Industries and Products in The Russian Market
Maxim Grishakov - Director of Commerce, Yandex
Keynote Speech – Technologic Solutions in Tourism Industry
- Fatih Tenel- Assistant of General Manager, Protel
Keynote Speech – Tourism and Foreign Policy
- Egemen Bağış - Minister of EU Affairs, Minister of State and Chief Negotiator of the Republic of Turkey (2009-2013)
Multi-Channel Usage of Tourism
Multi-Channel Usage of Tourism.New marketing channels started to be used by both consumers and businesses and thus gaining more and more importance in form of social media, online reservation and traveling consultancy web sites.
- Willem Isbrucker - Product Owner, booking.com
- Baher Badr - Head of Marketing, Attar Travel
- Erdem Çelik - Head of Sales, Facebook
- Ali Bora İşbulan - General Manager, TAV Operation Services
Keynote Speech – Border Security
Border Security.Today barriers to travel have been reduced, improving links between nations and enabling tourism with all the associated economic and social benefits it delivers. However, the world is facing growing turmoil and uncertainty nowadays. Starting from geopolitical tensions to a more complex international security landscape, the threat and fear of terrorism, concerns about the rise in global pandemics, travel security is now the most important subject around the world.
- Turgay Şahan - General Manager, TAV Security Solutions
Changing Perceptions in Resort Tourism
Changing perceptions in Resort Tourism.Antalya, city on the Mediterranean coast of south-western Turkey, is the Turkish capital of international tourism. Antalya is a tourism destination characterized by a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and fairly warm and rainy winters, one of the reasons why increasing numbers of tourists are turning to Antalya not only as a summer destination but also as a winter vacation resort. Since resort hotels are luxury facilities primarily built for vacationers, located by beaches and seashores, it can be said that Antalya is the most important resort tourism destination in Turkey.
- Erika Garcia - CEO, Cancun for a Cause
- Daniela Hupfeld - Commercial Director, Thomas Cook Hotels & Resorts
Keynote Speech – New Opportunities in Payment Systems for Travel Industry
Travel industry acceptance of conventional and alternative or emerging payment methods, where “EFT” refers to “Electronic Funds Transfer” and “NFC Mobile” refers to “Near Field Communication.” Online wallets and virtual credit cards are as important emerging payment models. These services are to provide greater security for the user’s credit card.
- Orkun Saitoğlu - COO, iyzico
Contributions of Mega-Sports Events and MICE to Destinations
Contributions of mega-sports events and mice to destinations.Mega sporting events are large-scale competitions, which have a great appeal, brings a broad interest and ensure international significance. Mega sporting events can also be defined as proceedings having significant dimensions and given a short duration. The main features of mega sporting events are its ability to attract worldwide audience and its potential impact on the hosts.
- Hüseyin Aydoğan - CEO, Nashira Group
- Peter Plaß - Co-Founder, Manager Golf Cup powered by Porsche
- Andrey Krinitskiy - Director, ATH American Express
The New Perspectives and Approaches to the European Markets
Hüseyin Baraner - Foreign Operations Representative, Association of Turkish Travel Agencies (TURSAB)
Gala Dinner.The main objective in organizing a Gala Dinner with the participation of our special guests and keynote speakers in the Mediterranean Summit 2016 is to show Turkish hospitality and culture to all our guests.
Latest ``Tourism Business`` Issue By World Tourism Forum
Tourism Business Global Meeting special supplement covers industry-specific interviews and issues that tourism industry is facing within the region.
In Antalya, meetings and discussions took place in an attractive venue unique to the city, Regnum Carya Golf and Spa Resort, which was also home to G20 Summit in November, 2015.
Regnum Carya Golf & Spa Resort
Regnum Carya Golf & Spa Resort
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World Tourism Forum with its profile of participants and speakers from its very first meeting has been identified as the region’s most important summit.
Svend Olav LeIrvaag – VIce PresIdent & Head of IndustrIal RelatIons Amadeus
In World Tourism Forum in B2B meetings there is an opportunity too listen closely to industry representatives’ needs and demands.
MartIn Verdon Roe – VIce PresIdent & Global Display TrIpadvIsor
From the political perspective World Tourism Forum is an important vision summit bringing together tourism leaders.
FredrIck ReInfeld – PrIme MInIster of Sweden (2006-2014)
World Tourism Forum was the biggest tourism event I have ever participated till today.
Todd BenjamIn – CNN InternatIonal FInancIal EdItor
World Tourism Forum is really important initiative, Turkey is one of the most important tourism Powers in the World.
José Manuel Barroso – PresIdent (2004 – 2014) European CommIssIon
I consider that by the point of collaboration, World Tourism Forum's participant profiles as well as its agenda is a very efficient platform.
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan – PresIdent RepublIc of Turkey