WORLD TOURISM FORUM LUCERNE

An exclusive platform where the world’s leading tourism, travel and hospitality companies, ministers, start-ups, academia and next generation of young leaders and talents meet to shape a more sustainable future. The WTFL organizes bi-annual exclusive Forum in Lucerne, Switzerland and holds annual sub-events such as Start-up Innovation Camps, Think Tanks, and Talent Boost. Our work is focused on four core pillars: Innovation, Sustainable Development, Talent and Diversity.

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IHCL- A Tata Enterprise

Founded by Jamsetji Tata in 1868, the Tata group is a global enterprise, comprising over 100 independently operating companies. The group operates in more than six continents with a mission to improve the quality of life of the communities it serves globally. Through long-term stakeholder value creation based on ‘Leadership with Trust’, the Tata brand stands as a lasting promise behind its businesses, many of which are industry leaders. IHCL is honoured to be one of the first of those timeless and tireless initiatives.
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Global Himalayan Expedition

Global Himalayan Expedition (GHE) is the one of the world’s first travel organization using the force of tourism coupled with technology to bring solar energy to the remotest communities of the world. GHE has become a successful tourism enterprise working in remote inaccessible locations by merging the elements of sustainability, education, adventure tourism, homestays and solar based electrification.

Besides being WTFL 2017 Winner, GHE has been commended by the world’s leading organizations including the UNFCCC, WTTC and the WEF, for its efforts to combat climate change and create resilient mountain communities through its development interventions. Till date, GHE has brought development access to more than 100,000 indigenous communities living in the Upper Himalayan region of India through solar electrification of villages, schools and health centres, while creating unique homestay based tourism models to enable income generation and uplift the communities out of poverty.

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