Summit Overview

A 2030 Vision for Urban Tourism

A ”2030 vision” for urban tourism should encompass a new thinking to optimize the needs and expectations of the new customer and to facilitate inclusive economic and social growth, structural transformation and innovation by empowering local citizens for a better quality of life.  This kind of vision must also address the changing dynamics of technology and its significant impact on the consumer behaviour as well as on the economic, social and spatial structures, modes of transport, new business models, governance and research tools for tourism.  A ”2030 vision” for urban tourism needs to focus both on sustainability and competitiveness by putting in place a long-term vision and strategic planning. To be able to achieve this, it is extremely important to re-address the ways urban tourism is planned, developed, governed and managed in line with national/local urbanization policies, tourism policies and through coordination, cooperation and partnerships with all the related public and private stakeholders and the civil society.

The 7th UNWTO Global Summit taking place in Seoul presents an opportunity to:

7th UNWTO Global Summit on Urban Tourism
A 2030 Vision for Urban Tourism
16-19 September, 2018
The Shilla Seoul, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Organized by
UNWTO, Seoul Metropolitan Government
Supported by
Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST)
Korea Tourism Organization (KTO)
Seoul Tourism Organization(STO)
Mayors, National Tourism Administrations/Organizations officials, Experts,
UNWTO Affiliate Members, International Organizations, Local authorities,
municipalities and regional associations, Urban DMOs and other relevant stakeholders

Venue Information

The Shilla Seoul

249, Dongho-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul 04605 Republic of Korea l Tel. +82-2-2233-3131 l Fax: +82-2-2230-3769

Direction to The Shilla Seoul

By Airport Railroad
Approx. 1 hour 30 mins
Take Airport Railroad at Incheon Int’l Airport → Transfer to Subway Line 4 at Seoul Station → Transfer to Subway Line 3 at Chungmuro Station → Get off at Dongguk Univ. Station, Subway Line 3
By Taxi
Deluxe Taxi : about one hour (approx. KRW 100,000 – toll fees included)
Standard Taxi : about one hour (approx. KRW 70,000 – toll fees included)
By Bus
Approx. 2 hours.
Take 6702 KAL BUS at Incheon Int’l Airport → Get off at Jangchung Gymnasium Station(Approx. 15 mins. to the hotel on foot)
* Please contact us 10 minutes prior to the hotel arrival at 82-2-2233-3131 for assistance.
By Limousine Bus
- No. 6702
  • Bus Stand : Terminal 1) 1st Floor No. 3 / Terminal 2) Traffic Center Basement 1 No. 18
  • Destination : The Shilla Seoul (Venue) / Grand Ambassador Seoul Pullman / The SUMMIT Hotel Seoul Dongdaemun
- No. 6001
  • Bus Stand : Terminal 1) 1st Floor No. 5 / Terminal 2) Traffic Center Basement 1 No. 29
  • Destination : Hotel Skypark Dongdaemun
  • *You should take off the bus at ‘Toegye-ro 6ga’ Station.


The hotels in Seoul listed below offer the participant special discounted rates. Participants may download a reservation form and send a completed form to respective hotel email address. The following accommodation options are available.

* Regarding the conditions and cancellation & change policy, please refer to the reservation form.
- All room rates will be charged in Korean Won.
- approx. 1 US Dollar = 1,100 Korean Won
Hotel Room Type UNWTO Special Rate
(Breakfast & Tax Included)
Distance the Venue by car Download Reservation Form Contact
Korean Currency US Dollar
The Shilla Seoul Deluxe (Single) 338,800 340 Venue
(Double) 375,100 341
Executive Business Deluxe Room
(with lounge benefit)
(Single) 423,500 430
(Double) 484,000 385
Superior Suite
(with lounge benefit)
605,000 550
Grand Ambassador Seoul Pullman Standard (Single) 159,500 145 4min
(Double) 187,000
The SUMMIT Hotel Seoul Dongdaemun Standard (Single) 115,500 105 5min
(Double) 126,500
Hotel Skypark Dongdaemun Standard (Single) 92,000 85 4min
(Double) 92,000

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