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Asian Urban Tourism

Urban tourism has a relatively comprehensive concept and term that encompasses a wide range of tourism programs and activities. Urban tourism emphasizes a particular type of tourism in which tourist destinations, including natural, historical, civilizational, cultural, economic, social, and technological, and other forms of attractions, are located within cities or urban communities. Urban tourism, in addition to the good economic benefits that can be achieved for cities and the prosperity of businesses and economic prosperity of cities, promotes the brand and position of the city in the competitive environment among cities and strengthens cultural and social cohesion, creates security and also expands mutual cultural, peace, tolerance and global coexistence understanding and friendship among nations. Based on this, the Urban Tourism Committee has been formed under the responsibility of Abbasabad Cultural Renovation and Recreation Company in Tehran.

Introduction

UN Habitat predicts that by 2030, five billion people - or about two-thirds of the world's population - will live in cities. By 2050, 70% of the world's population will be urban. This continuous increase in urbanization will gradually reflect the significant impact of city tourism on the development of the city and its economy. In fact, tourism is creating new patterns and changes in the urban landscape, including globalization, a phenomenon whose impact is not limited to large cities. Recognizing the importance of tourism in the city, the AMF Committee on Urban Tourism seeks to implement tools to assist cities in the development of sustainable tourism. A goal that is primarily transmitted through the AMF Urban Tourism Network. The City Tourism Network proposes to act as a platform for knowledge transfer, development and implementation of initiatives and innovative examples, as well as a benchmark in the implementation of urban projects.

Its main purpose is to form transferable and adaptable methods and models for the development of the city. Participants in the AMF City Tourism Network benefit from membership in a working group of stakeholders from the public and private sectors, at the regional and national levels, to pursue policies to accelerate the city's tourism. The network also aims to maintain a positive living environment for local people, to develop cities for tourism and through the tourism sector.

Vision ,Mission Statement

Encouraging and developing convergence and cooperation among the member cities of the Asian Mayors Forum in the field of urban tourism;

  • Encouraging and developing convergence and cooperation among cities of the Asian Mayors Forum;
  • Developing scientific, research, and educational activities to empower and increase skills of the members in the field of urban tourism;
  • Creating an interactive network and active, effective and structured cooperation among the member cities in the field of urban tourism;
  • Strengthening relations and cooperation within the Urban Tourism Committee of the Asian Mayors Forum and other international organizations and groupings active in the field of urban tourism;
  • Strengthening the financial, economic and executive infrastructure of the Secretariat of the Urban Tourism Committee of the Asian Mayors Forum;
  • Strengthening the organizational brand and developing communications, dissemination of information and advertisement to demonstrate the achievements of the Urban Tourism Committee throughout the Asian continent;

Statement of Value

  • Emphasis and commitment on empathy, convergence and cooperation among the members;
  • Paying attention to justice and equality among the members in the Committee’s approaches and performance;
  • Protecting the environment and adhering to the principles of sustainable development;
  • Strengthening relations and cooperation within the Urban Tourism Committee of the Asian Mayors Forum and other international organizations and groupings active in the field of urban tourism;
  • Having respect for the biological, cultural, political, ethnic, racial, religious and linguistic diversity of Asian citizens and nations; - Making efforts to protect the lives, property and interests of citizens;
  • Having respect for human and civil rights;
  • Emphasis on sharing and managing information, experiences and knowledge of members and social capital of cities and citizens in the field of urban tourism;

Background

The continuous increase in urbanization will gradually reflect the significant impact of city tourism on the development of the city and its economy. In fact, tourism is creating new patterns and changes in the urban landscape, including globalization, a phenomenon whose impact is not limited to large cities. Urban tourism has a relatively comprehensive concept and term that encompasses a wide range of tourism programs and activities. Urban tourism emphasizes a particular type of tourism in which tourist destinations, including natural, historical, civilizational, cultural, economic, social, technological, and other form of attractions are located within cities or urban communities. Urban tourism, in addition to the good economic benefits that can be achieved for cities and the prosperity of businesses and economic prosperity of cities, promotes the brand and position of the city in the competitive environment among cities and strengthens cultural and social cohesion, creates security and also expands mutual cultural, peace, tolerance and global coexistence understanding and friendship among nations.

Accordingly, in the seventh meeting of the Executive Board of the Asian Mayors Forum, which was held on January 22, 2020, the Urban Tourism Committee was formed under the responsibility of Nosazi Abasabad Company, which is a cultural, recreational and tourism complex in the center of Tehran.

Recognizing the importance of tourism in the city, the AMF Committee on Urban Tourism seeks to implement tools to assist cities in the development of sustainable tourism. A goal that is primarily transmitted through the AMF Urban Tourism Network.

The City Tourism Network proposes to act as a platform for knowledge transfer, development and implementation of initiatives and innovative examples, as well as a benchmark in the implementation of urban projects. Its main purpose is to form transferable and adaptable methods and models for the development of the city. Participants in the AMF City Tourism Network benefit from membership in a working group of stakeholders from the public and private sectors, at the regional and national levels, to pursue policies to accelerate the city's tourism. The network also aims to maintain a positive living environment for local people, to develop cities for tourism and through the tourism sector.

AMF Committees

Reza Goudarzi

Reza Goudarzi

 

Secretary of Urban Tourism in Asian Cities

  See Resume

Reza Goudarzi

Secretary of Urban Tourism in Asian Cities

See Resume
Seyyed Mohamad Hossein Hejazi

Seyyed Mohamad Hossein Hejazi

 

Director of Urban Tourism in Asian Cities

  See Resume

Seyyed Mohamad Hossein Hejazi

Director of Urban Tourism in Asian Cities

See Resume