UNWTO/PATA Forum on Tourism Trends and Outlook


The People’s Government of Guilin with the support of the China National Tourism Administration, the World Tourism Organization and the Pacific Asia Travel Association in collaboration with The Hong Kong Polytechnic University hold the UNWTO/PATA Forum on Tourism Trends and Outlook in Guilin, China on an annual basis. The philosophy of staging such an event is to provide an opportunity for policy makers, senior officials, researchers and industry representatives to take stock of the global and regional trends in tourism and the broader environment impacting on tourism. Past forums have attracted university professors, industry representatives and tourism experts from countries and regions all over the world including Australia, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Samoa, Thailand, United States, United Kingdom, Hong Kong and Macao.

2013 - New Knowledge, Practices and Challenges

2012 - Collaboration and Partnership

2011 - Innovation and Divercification of Tourism in Demanding Times

2010 - Domestic and Regional Tourism: Issues, opportunities and prospects

2009 - Tourism development and the Global Economic Crisis

2008 - Major Trends Affecting Tourism Development

2007 - Country Trends and Prospects

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For more Information on the forum please contact us or visit http://www.guilintourist.com


Mr. Jason Wang Shuo
Regional Representation for Asia-Pacific
World Tourism Organization
Poeta Joan Maragall 42
28020 Madrid
Tel: 0034-91-5679 315
Fax: 0034-91-571 37 33 
Email: swang@unwto.org

Ms. Lisa Huang
Overseas Marketing Department
Guilin Municipal Tourism Bureau 
14 Ronghu Northern Road, 
Guilin, Guangxi, China
Tel. (86-773) 2823 533
Fax. (86-773) 2829 111 
E-mail: lisahuang@263.net

Mr. Honggen Xiao 
Assistant Professor
HK Polytechnic University 
Hung Hom Kowloon,
Hong Kong, China
Tel. (852) 2766 4032
Fax. (852) 2362 9362
E-mail: hmhgxiao@polyu.edu.hk