Coping with success, managing overtourism

Coping with success, managing overtourism

6 Nov 2017, 15:30 - 16:30

WTM Responsible Tourism Theatre


Overtourism is emerging as a major issue in the mainstream media, on the streets in Europe and around the world. Tourism is beginning to bump up against the “limits to growth”. We have brought together a panel of tourism professionals who are addressing the challenges of success to share their ideas about how to tackle this growing and intractable problem.

Speakers include:

  • Interviewer - Martin Brackenbury, Director, Classic Collection Holidays
  • Tim Fairhurst, Head of Strategy and Policy, ETOA
  • Garry Wilson, MD Product & Purchasing, TUI Group 
  • Carlos Vogeler, Executive Director for Member Relations, UNWTO
  • Joan Torrella Reñé, Tourism Department Director, Barcelona City Council
  • Jonathan Keates, Chair, Venice in Peril

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Seats within the session are on a first come first served basis.


  • Garry Wilson


    Managing Director

    TUI Group

    Garry Wilson is Managing Director of Product and Purchasing for TUI Group, with responsibility for leading the commercial relationships with overseas...

  • Carlos Vogeler


    Executive Director for Member Relations

    World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

    Mr. Carlos Vogeler is currently Executive Director for Member Relations at the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), based in headquarters Madrid,...

  • Joan Torrella Reñé


    Director of the Tourism

    City Council of Barcelona

    Joan Torrella has a Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Managerial Function in Public Administration from ESADE. He has worked in the...


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