Innova Taxfree joins UNWTO´s Shopping Tourism Network

UNWTO´s Shopping Tourism Network

Innova Tax Free Group will be an active member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization´s (UNWTO) Shopping Tourism Network.

The project was introduced to UNWTO members during the XXI Session of the UNWTO General Assembly in Medellin, Colombia (October 12th and October 17th), with the participation of Innova Tax Free Group and Value Retail, who shared their work in this area. During the meeting, it was also discussed a calendar of proposed actions for 2016, and it was agreed that the II International Conference on Shopping Tourism 2016 will be held during FITUR. Innova Tax Free Group and other interested companies will also participate.

The Shopping Tourism Network is a clear example of the UNWTO´s focus on cooperation among its members” said Taleb Rifai, UNWTO Secretary General.

UNWTO´s Shopping Tourism Network comes as a result of the publication of the “Global Report on Shopping Tourism” and the convening of the I Conference on Shopping Tourism during the previous edition of FITUR.

The Network will be structured as an exchange forum between the UNWTO´s affiliated members. Participants will have the opportunity to exchange experiences, access relevant information, and share good practices related to this niche of the tourism sector.

The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), a specialized organism within the United Nations, is the main international organization with a central and crucial role in the promotion and development of sustainable tourism, accessible for everybody. It is a global forum for matters of tourism policies, and a useful source of knowledge. It is formed by 158 countries, 6 territories, 2 permanent observers, and more than 450 Affiliated Members.

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