Tuzmo Participates in ITB Berlin, Engages with Global Tourism Leaders to Promote Artisanal Crafts and Cultural Tourism
BERLIN, March 14, 2023 – Tuzmo, a pioneering startup connecting tourists and travelers with authentic local artisans, today announced the outcomes from its participation in the recently concluded ITB Berlin travel and tourism trade show. Tuzmo’s leadership, headed by its Founder and CEO Rana Saad, held crucial meetings with ministers of tourism and heads of tourism from numerous countries, including Egypt, Indonesia, Kenya, Jamaica, Tunisia, Seychelles, The Philippines, Paraguay, Zambia, Uruguay, Iceland, Vietnam, Gambia, Ethiopia, Malawi, Czechia, Algeria, Palestine, Mongolia, and Barbados. Tuzmo’s leadership also met the Secretary General of UNWTO, Mr. Zurab Pololikashvili.
During these meetings, Tuzmo and government tourism leaders discussed the significance of artisanal crafts in the tourism economies of their respective countries. Artisanal crafts represent a vital economic sector, with the global handicrafts market valued at over $600 billion, providing employment to millions of artisans worldwide. By promoting cultural tourism and supporting local artisans, Tuzmo aims to create a sustainable and inclusive tourism ecosystem.
Tuzmo shared its mission to help millions of artisans worldwide connect with travelers and tourists, enabling authentic cultural experiences and boosting the local economies. Rana Saad emphasized the importance of preserving and promoting traditional crafts while fostering economic growth for artisans and their communities.
In recognition of its innovative approach to cultural tourism, Tuzmo was honored as a finalist in the United Nations World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) Awake Tourism Challenge 2023. The startup stood out among more than 2,000 global participants, showcasing its dedication to sustainable tourism development and the empowerment of local artisans.
“The recognition from UNWTO and the opportunity to engage with global tourism leaders at ITB Berlin reinforces our commitment to creating a platform that benefits both artisans and travelers,” said Rana Saad, Founder and CEO of Tuzmo. “We believe in the transformative power of travel and the positive impact it can have on local communities. By connecting travelers with local artisans, we aim to preserve and promote cultural heritage, contribute to economic development, and create authentic, unforgettable experiences.”
Tuzmo’s participation in ITB Berlin and its recognition by UNWTO demonstrate the company’s growing influence in the crafts sector of the global tourism industry. With its innovative platform and dedication to sustainable tourism, Tuzmo is well-positioned to make a lasting impact on the lives of millions of artisans and travelers worldwide.
About Tuzmo: Tuzmo is a groundbreaking startup that connects tourists and travelers with authentic, local artisans through its innovative mobile app. By providing a platform for cultural exchange and unique experiences, Tuzmo empowers local artisans and enriches the travel experience for tourists. The company’s mission is to create a sustainable tourism ecosystem that promotes cultural heritage, supports local economies, and fosters unforgettable experiences for travelers. For more information, visit www.tuzmo.com.
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