It is a series of international conferences that rotate in location, focused on allowing experts, academic agents, destinations, statistical institutes, consultants, the private tourism sector, among others, to contribute their cases, learnings and challenges, in a series of topics that they are central to the work that INRouTe develops.
The conference has a very specific structure of keynote speakers, authors, and scientific committee. Ultimately, it is unique for its content and for the agents that create and shape it, and it is of special interest to those territories that want to advance in the measurement of tourism at a sub-national level, aligned with INRouTe's work and that want to project themselves internationally within the framework of the work carried out by the UNWTO and the United Nations.
MOVE international conferences were held for the first time in San Sebastián (Spain) in 2009. Its next edition was in Bilbao (Spain) 2011, Medellín (Colombia) in 2013, Puerto Rico (United States) in 2015 and Pamplona (Spain) in 2017.
In their face-to-face version, they meet the requirements for the ICCA ranking, since they are held every two years, rotating countries. Regarding international participation, conferences usually attract more than 60% international public; The official language is English.
The District Tourism Institute of Bogotá is an affiliated member of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), it is the entity in charge of promoting the economic development of Bogotá, through the promotion of tourist activity in the city, aimed at managing better conditions of competitiveness and sustainability of the destination.
It promotes the integral development and economic strengthening of Bogotá, through tourism as a social and economic integrator and mitigator of the environmental impact; through policies, plans and projects from local vocations, the generation of information, the promotion of the city at a national and international level as a competitive, sustainable, safe, accessible and inclusive destination, which is articulated with the region to improve the quality of life of its inhabitants and the actors in the sector's value chain.
IN2destination is a tourism research and consultancy firm formed by a multidisciplinary team that can help your institution or company:
• Measure / monitor
• Evaluate for sustainable, competitive, inclusive and innovative destinations and companies.
There is no other tourism possible, but sustainable tourism, and to develop it we all need to measure and drive our decisions based on reliable data. IN2destination works with this philosophy for many countries and projects: in Colombia, Brazil, Guatemala, Myanmar, Kazakhstan, Timor East, Cape Verde and in many European countries, apart from, evidently, Spain.
The International Network on Regional Economics, Mobility and Tourism (INRouTe) is a non-profit association in support of the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) founded by one UNWTO Affiliate Member: the Institute MOVATUR, and IN2destination Research and Consultancy in Tourism, both based in Spain.
INRouTe endeavours to stand as an international reference for the measurement and economic analysis of tourism activity at the sub-national level. It aims to support the management of subnational and local tourism destinations by providing and disseminating relevant knowledge and best practices among scholars and practitioners. INRouTe focuses on the following Research Areas: Flows of visitors, Economic contributions, and Tourism & territory. Contributions of INRouTe Partners in these areas should support regional and local tourism destination management in drawing up an agenda for the measurement and economic analysis of tourism to guide policy and decision-making. Key topics in this respect are the definition of observation and analytical units, procedures for monitoring and evaluation, and the design of indicator systems.
An expert knowledge-driven network, INRouTe has the ambition to bring together a wide yet complimentary diversity of technicians, scholars, practitioners and industry professionals to share information, practices and experiences that endorse the development of conceptual underpinnings, measurement and comparative analyses to provide guidance for tourism destination management.
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is the United Nations agency responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism.
As the leading international organization in the field of tourism, UNWTO promotes tourism as a driver of economic growth, inclusive development and environmental sustainability and offers leadership and support to the sector in advancing knowledge and tourism policies worldwide.
UNWTO encourages the implementation of the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism, to maximize tourism’s socio-economic contribution while minimizing its possible negative impacts, and is committed to promoting tourism as an instrument in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), geared towards reducing poverty and fostering sustainable development worldwide.
UNWTO generates market knowledge, promotes competitive and sustainable tourism policies and instruments, fosters tourism education and training, and works to make tourism an effective tool for development through technical assistance projects in over 100 countries around the world.
UNWTO’s membership includes 157 countries, 6 Associate Members and 500 Affiliate Members representing the private sector, educational institutions, tourism associations and local tourism authorities.