Being aware of the multitude of scenarios that a GITT client faces is essential to work on that accordingly.
Regardless of the scope in which a governmental and institutional travel takes place, the client’s figure is the entity around which a multitude of essential aspects revolve such as protocol, which drives the code of conduct and courtesy to be taken into account on each situation.
Due to its very nature, it has been necessary to define and standardize the concept of Governmental and Institutional Tourism (GITT), understood as all those travels and activities that Governmental and High Institutions representatives undertake on official and protocol missions and in all those representation actions of their respective countries in the exercise of their functions.
The Faculty of Tourism and Finance of the University of Seville as Institution and Dr. José Luis Jiménez Caballero and Dr. Francisco Serrano Domínguez as researchers within the institution itself, by virtue of their wide research work, they have contributed actively together to Mr. Diego Fuentes Díaz, CEO and President of the company VIP World Events, which is also an Affiliate Member of the UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organization), in the development of a new tourism concept, that it has been named Governmental & Institutional Travel & Tourism.
The research processes made on the field of Governmental and Institutional Travel and Tourism and the standardization and protocols of this new sector for the first time finally framed, has lead Diego Fuentes to get a special recognition to his expertise by being designated as UNWTO Expert.
On 1st and 2nd November 2016, the 5th Summit on City Tourism “Cities: Local culture for global travellers” was held in Luxor (Egypt).
This Summit was organized by the UNWTO jointly with the Arab Republic of Egypt in which the UNWTO took advantage to launch an initiative named “The Mayors for Tourism”.