In a bid to find a connection between tourism, film industry and the promotion of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), tourism practitioners in the audiovisual industry will converge at Barceló Maya Arena Convention Center, Riviera Maya, in México from May 1 to 3, for the Conference on Tourism and Audiovisual Industry.
The conference will be organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in collaboration with UNWTO Affiliate Members like EGEDA, the Tourism Promotion Council of Quintana Roo and the Xcaret Group, with the support of the Barceló Hotel & Resorts Group.
The event will be integrated into the extensive programme of Platino Industria- Forum for Audiovisual, Tourism, and Education and the 2020 Platino Xcaret Awards Gala, which will be held under the theme 17 Awards – 17 Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs.
Platino Industria will bring together representatives of the Governments, local administrations responsible for the areas of culture and tourism and the UNWTO Affiliate Members- especially destination management entities and organizations- together with more than 300 film producers and 700 professionals from the Audiovisual Industry.
The conference aims to focus on the different aspects of the connection between tourism, the film industry and the promotion of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with presentations and debates on cultural tourism, the beneficial impact of cinema on tourism promotion, strengthening the competitiveness of a destination and promotion of the SDGs in films.