Interested in how to measure tourism at subnational levels? We invite you to read, watch and hear everything that happened in Pamplona during MOVE2017.
The fifth edition of the International Conference on Measurement and Economic Analysis of Tourism at the Subnational Level – MOVE was held on November 22, 23 and 24 in Pamplona Navarra. The Government of Navarre, immersed in the implementation of its strategic plan with a clear focus on sustainability and in making decisions based on data, organized MOVE. For this, it has had the contribution of INRouTe as the International Network that created MOVE Conferences to foster this dialogues to advance in a framework of recommendations on measurement of tourism at subnational levels, with in2destination in the design of the program and in the leadership of the scientific committee, and with the participation of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).
MOVE2017 had an official welcome at the opening by Manu Ayerdi Olaizola, Vice President of Economic Development of the Government of Navarra. The Vice President expressed the commitment of his government to turn Navarra into a territory with a sustainable and intelligent tourism development, as evidenced by the allocations assigned to this sector in the preliminary draft of the General Budgets of Navarre for 2018, presented at a press conference to early that week.
Likewise, they also took part in the official welcome Maitena Ezkutari, (General Director of Tourism and Commerce of the Government of Navarra), who highlighted the commitment of Navarra to advance in a sustainable, innovative and inclusive tourism development, making decisions based on data, Márcio Favilla, (Executive Director of Operational Programs and International Relations at the United Nations World Tourism Organization) recalled that although this year (IYSTD) is coming to an end, we must continue working for sustainable tourism, the only possible one, Antonio Massieu, (President of INRouTe), who pointed out the importance of having common guidelines for an effective measurement system at subnational levels, Nagore Espinosa, (CEO of in2destination), called to action, so that all attendees and speakers begin to apply what was discussed in the conference “to truly take steps towards sustainable tourism, collaborate, invest in measuring and communicate”.
Many of our members participated and were speakers in this edition: Mara Manente, Ulf Sonntag, Calvin Jones, Tad Hara, Inmaculada Gallego, Ana Moniche, Raúl Hernández, Salvador Antón, Juan Requejo, Christoph Schröder, Francesc Romagosa, Alfredo García, Pedro Aranzabal and Nagore Espinosa. We are extremely grateful to your knowledgable contribution to the discussion and deeply thankful for your continuous voluntary work within the network.
These three days allowed us to go over official statistics, practical measurement cases at subnational levels to advance in some issues, to uncover more challenges, but also to see how we can contribute to policies, SDGs but also from a practical perspective with companies that on their day-to-day operations are being sustainable, smart and inclusive, and are example to us all. We learnt from cases in regions of Spain, Italy, USA, Germany, Bangladesh, Iceland, UK, and many more.
In short, they were very intense but very fruitful days, thanks to all the attendees and speakers who contributed to very interesting discussions, we hope to see you in the next edition, MOVE2019.