Posted on August 13, 2020

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JUST ANNOUNCED: @WTourismForum appoints a new leader to its International Council;. More info @ https://worldtourismforum.net/jerad-bachar/

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WTFI APPOINTS JERAD BACHAR AS THE NEW MEMBER TO INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (London, UK, August 13, 2020) –– World Tourism Forum Institute is reshaping economies through tourism development. It works to maximize positive effects of tourism around the world, besides one of its main aim is to minimize the negative impacts, which are obstacles in our way to achieve sustainable development goals in tourism globally.

WTFI generates market knowledge, promotes competitive and sustainable tourism policies and instruments, fosters tourism education and training, and works to make tourism an effective tool for development through its events, masterplans, marketing, research and HR solutions. Bulut Bağcı, as the President and the Founder of the WTFI, has been assuming the role of Chairman of the Boards since 2010, Sumaira Isaacs serves on the World Tourism Forum Institute Board of Directors for more than a year.

WTFI’s New International Council member Mr. Bachar has close to thirty years of tourism and economic development experience in an array of countries and business environments. He has worked in both developed and emerging markets in the areas of destination branding and marketing, economic development and diversification, and workforce development.

“I look forward to partnering with our new International Council members as the WTFI reshapes economies through tourism,” said Bulut Bağcı, the President and the Founder of the WTFI.

Full bio of the WTFI International Council Member’s additions are below:

 Jerad Bachar

Jerad Bachar has close to thirty years of tourism and economic development experience in an array of countries and business environments. He has worked in both developed and emerging markets in the areas of destination branding and marketing, economic development and diversification, and workforce development.

Jerad began his tourism development career at VisitPITTSBURGH in 2004. In 2008, he became Director of Business Tourism for the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing where he led the development of the department’s strategy for business and sports events. In 2015, Jerad became an Executive Director at the Bahrain Economic Development Board where he was responsible for the economic development of the travel, healthcare, education, and real estate sectors.

Jerad returned to Pittsburgh in January 2019 as the Executive Vice President of VisitPITTSBURGH, and as of May 2020 became President and CEO of the organization. Jerad serves on numerous boards and committees, and holds an MBA from the University of Liverpool.

 The World Tourism Forum Institute

World Tourism Forum Institute is a London based international research institute and a collaboration platform focused on addressing the challenges for the travel industry. Combining the joint efforts of government agencies, industry stakeholders and academia, WTFI strives to achieve sustainable development models for emerging travel markets, as well as devising strategies to ensure tourism growth. For additional information, visit https://worldtourismforum.net/

For International Council please visit https://worldtourismforum.net/international-council/