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.