Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, 10 October – City leaders from around the world have met in the Kazakh capital of Nur-Sultan for the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Global Urban Tourism Summit. The Summit enjoyed the highest level of political support, with the President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev meeting with the Secretary-General of UNWTO Zurab Pololikashvili ahead of the official opening which was led by Prime Minister Askar Mamin and the Mayor of Nursultan Altay Kulginov
In line with the United Nations New Urban Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals, the 8th edition of the UNWTO Global Urban Tourism Summit focused on the concept of “Smart Cities, Smart Destinations”. Representatives from more than 80 countries, including 10 mayors, deputy-mayors as well as ministers of tourism and representatives of the private sector, explored how developing smart city destinations can contribute to addressing complex urban tourism challenges faced today across the world.
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