Establishment of Twin Cities World Tourism Association during the meeting of Pacific Asia Travel Association.

During the meeting of the biggest tourism organization in the world the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) in Malaysia the establisment was announced of the Twin Cities World Tourism Association (TCWTA), aiming to contribute to the permanent development and improvement of tourism.
 
This year from 12 – 16 september in the Malayan city Langkawi the 12th General Assemblee of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) was held, a civil organization established in 1951 to contribute to a permanent development and promotion of tourism in the region.
 
During the meeting of PATA, one of the worlds most reputed tourism organizations, in which more than 4000 tourism experts and leaders participated this year, the establishment was announced of the Twin Cities World Tourism Association with the objective to contribute to a permanent development and promotion of tourism. The appearance of Ursala Binder, wife to Thomas-Peter Binder, Chairman of the World Sister Cities Tourism Association, in the uniform of Corendon Airlines’ cabin crew and her promotion at the stand of Corendon Airlines, one of the establishing sponsors of the Twin Cities Association, has drawn much attention in the foreign press.
 
 
As one of the establishers of the Twin Cities organization, uniting 7000 cities worldwide and supporting strong tourism relations between “sister cities”, Hüseyin Baraner declared: “With the establishment of Twin Cities our objective is to create projects that will strenghten the tourism and commercial relations  between sister cities. Through these projects we will realise stronger and permanent relations between cities and cultures. Tourism no doubt is an important tool to deepen the relations. One of the important elements we value are the programmes that will support local tour operators.” spoke Baraner.
 
Twin Cities World Tourism Association (TCWTA)
 
The announcement of TCWTA establishment took place on 14th september 2018 im the Malayan city of Langkawi during the PATA meeting, at which Thomas-Peter Binder, Chairman of the Association of Swiss Municipalities was chosen as Chairman and the Turkish tourism entrepreneur Hüseyin Baraner was elected as General Secretary.  Furthermore it was decided that cooperations between the cities of Mersin and Gossau-Zürich will have priority and that the touristic relations between 7000 cities will be stimulated. TCWTA will organize on 18 January 2019 in the famous Volkshaus in the Swiss city of Zürich a “International Meeting of Big Tourism Organizations and Local Authorities”.