Today, on September 3rd, WTCF Tourism Summit 2019 is taking place in Helsinki. Tallinn is among the nine cities accepted as new members of the Federation. The mayor of Tallinn is giving a speech in the name of the new members.
The conference brings together in Helsinki nearly 400 tour operators, representatives of local governments and journalists from the organization's 145 member cities from all over the world. Tallinn applied to join the WTCF in January this year, following a decision by the Tallinn City Council.
Yesterday, the representatives of 20 Chinese travel companies and 20 media outlets, who came to the conference, also visited Tallinn to discover the sights of the Estonian capital and the new, exciting travel destination. The delegation visited Kadriorg, Pirita, Kalamaja districts, the Seaplane Harbor and made a walking tour around the Tallinn Old Town.
Another cooperation meeting between the mayors of Tallinn and Helsinki will also take place in the afternoon. During this slightly more informal meeting the mayors will take a tour on Töölönlahti Health Trail to explore the Helsinki Environment Initiative “From Töölönlahti to around the globe” to raise awareness to the environmental concerns on the Baltic Sea. The city mayors are also discussing what both capitals, together and individually, can do to improve the environmental status of the Baltic Sea and help address global climate challenges.