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National Geographic and WTM team up

World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry, is delighted to announce National Geographic as sponsor of this year's UNWTO & WTM Ministers' Summit.

This is the fifth year the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and WTM will host the Ministers' Summit, which this year will bring together around 200 tourism ministers, aides and industry experts to share their extensive knowledge, ideas and experiences.

This year's Summit, part of the WTM Ministers' Programme, which takes place on Tuesday, November 8, will focus on How Tourism Can Prosper in Times of Uncertainty and will be moderated by globally renowned journalist, Keith Bellows, Editor-in-Chief of National Geographic Traveler magazine.

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