Home / Knowledge / News / Chic Outlet officially recognized as member of UNWTO
Chic Outlet officially recognized as member of UNWTO
26
Jul '12
Chic Outlet Shopping by Value Retail has been officially accepted as an Affiliate Member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the only Affiliate Member in the retail sector.

The UNWTO plays a central and decisive role in promoting the development of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism. Recognising the importance of public-private partnership for the positive development of tourism, in addition to its 161 Member States, the UNWTO brings together more than 400 'Affiliate Members' from the private sector.

As the only Affiliate Member in the retail sector, the Collection of Chic Outlet Shopping Villages has been recognised for the important role its play in the promotion of regional destinations, the subsequent growth of inbound visitation to Europe and the continued diversification of tourism globally.

"The World Tourism Organization is proud to count on the knowledge and experience of Chic Outlet Shopping by Value Retail in tourism and luxury retail, something that we look forward to sharing with the Organization's Members." Javier Blanco, Director of UNWTO Affiliate Members

Desirée Bollier, CEO, Value Retail Management added, "We are delighted that the World Tourism Organization recognizes the powerful potential that shopping tourism can provide. Our Affiliate Membership is a vote of confidence in our prominence as a leading international shopping destination and in our on-going commitment to develop and promote sustainable shopping tourism."

In 2011 the Chic Outlet Shopping Villages by Value Retail attracted more than 29 million visits, an increase of more than 12% on the previous year. The growing popularity of the Collection of Villages with international visitors can be seen by the trend in year-on-year, increased tax refunded sales, which during the period of January to May 2012 were up by of 46% compared to the same period last year, with significant growth in the number of visitors from China (+74%) and Russia (+66%). 

Chic Outlet Shopping is the Collection of luxury outlet Villages by Value Retail, the only company to specialise exclusively in the development and operation of luxury outlet shopping Villages.

Value Retail


Must ReadView All

Global economic upswing became broader & stronger: IMF

Textiles | On 19th Apr 2018

Global economic upswing became broader & stronger: IMF

The global economic upswing that began around mid-2016 has become...

Courtesy: ITMA

Textiles | On 19th Apr 2018

ITMA 2019 expanding space due to overwhelming response

Due to overwhelming response, the exhibition space has been increased ...

Indian inter-ministerial group to study e-commerce issues

Apparel/Garments | On 19th Apr 2018

Indian inter-ministerial group to study e-commerce issues

The Indian Government has set up an inter-ministerial group to study...

Interviews View All

DK Sharma
Velocity Apparelz

We constantly communicate with employees at all levels

Abhishek Ganguly
Puma India

‘As a brand, Puma is always looking for new and innovative ways to inspire ...

Rahul Bhadani
Looksgud

Navigating through catalogues is a bit hasslesome

Liz Manning

<div><b>Liz Manning</b>, Business Development Manager at Catexel, has...

C Dhandayuthapani

MAG Solvics Private Limited was established in 1991 to design and develop...

John Kelley

Textile Events is one of the largest textile fair in the United Kingdom,...

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn, Senior Vice President - Operations Americas of Suominen...

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

Marcel Alberts
Eurofibers

Coating at a fibre level is a practice not usually seen in the...

Sonam & Paras Modi
SVA

Sonam and Paras Modi's Sva Couture is synonymous with head-turning...

Anisha Chaudhari
Threads & Shirts

Threads &amp; Shirts is a freshly-tailored concept providing men/women a...

Sidharth Sinha
Sidharth Sinha

<b>Sidharth Sinha</b> has contributed to the successful rebirth and...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


April 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
69.9%
No
12.6%
Skip
17.5%

Total Votes: 103

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
63.1%
No
29.1%
Skip
7.8%

Total Votes: 103

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
87.4%
No
8.7%
Skip
3.9%

Total Votes: 103

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
82.5%
No
7.8%
Skip
9.7%

Total Votes: 103


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search