ABOUT US

The World Shopping Tourism Network, led by Global Journey Consulting, is a forum for reflection within the framework of the UNWTO Affiliate Members Program in which participants can interact, share and access relevant information.

In this forum, experts, destinations and academic institutions as well as a wide range of private actors can work together in shaping the future of the tourism sector linked to Shopping Tourism.

Vision

The World Shopping Tourism Network, led by Global Journey Consulting, is a forum for reflection within the framework of the UNWTO Affiliate Members Program in which participants can interact, share and access relevant information. Besides, users will be able to benefit from this platform to generate, spread and apply for specific knowledge in order to take advantage of the enormous potential stemming from Shopping Tourism and its ability to relate to other sectors and resources.

In this forum, experts, destinations and academic institutions as well as a wide range of private actors can work together in shaping the future of the tourism sector linked to Shopping Tourism.

Mission

World Shopping Tourism Network intends to channel every action, project, information, opinion and suggestion which supports and improves the development of Shopping Tourism.

Its users will be able to benefit from this platform to:

  • Generate, spread and apply for specific knowledge in order to take advantage of the enormous potential stemming from Shopping Tourism and its ability to relate to other sectors and resources.
  • Develop programmes and projects that allow tourist destinations —in collaboration with tourism companies and those related to it— to make proposals in order to create or strengthen the Shopping Tourism offer, main or complementary to the Tourism Plan of a territory.

Goals

  • To make Shopping Tourism known globally.
  • To facilitate Internet users access and interaction with the main points of Shopping Tourism in each destination.
  • To facilitate the participating companies their interaction and business possibilities.
  • To be a key information point for all sectors involved in Shopping Tourism.
  • To promote new destinations for this kind of tourism.
  • To make new tools known and to introduce different formulas which facilitate the tourist experience.
  • To collaborate in the analysis of key issues regarding Shopping Tourism.
  • To encourage public-private collaboration.