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June 24, 2017

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Manila Call for Action on Measuring Sustainable tourism

UNWTO issued the Manila Call for Action on Measuring Sustainable Tourism: We, the representatives of tourism, economic, environmental and other related administrations, statistical institutes, international and regional organizations, the private sector, the academia and civil society, gathered at the 6th UNWTO International Conference on Tourism Statistics: Measuring Sustainable Tourism, organized by the Government of the

Tourism stats at the basic level in the Philippines

By Dean M. Bernardo, eTN Manila. As delegates from 60 different countries gather in the Philippine capital of Manila for the 3-day 6th UNWTO International Conference on Tourism Statistics being held from June 21-24, 2017, how does an everyday Filipino worker in the tourism sector see the importance of statistics? In the mountain resort town

Statisticians Take Up Challenge of Tourism Ministers

By Dean M. Bernardo, eTN Manila. Manila, the Philippines (21 June 2017) – UNWTO – Six heads of statistic agencies of six nations agreed to take part in crafting a global standardized form of metrics in determining and assessing data on tourism. In the afternoon session of day one of the 6th United Nations World

UNWTO Supports the Philippines’ Tourism Sector Despite Recent Troubles

By Dean M. Bernardo, eTN Manila. Manila, the Philippines (21 June 2017) – UNWTO – Marcio Favilla, the Executive Director for Operational Programmes and Institutional Relations of the United Nations World Tourism Organization praised and thanked the Philippine government for hosting the three-day “International Conference on Tourism Statistics for Sustainable Development.” During a press conference

Statistical Data on Tourism Leads to “Capacity Building”

By Dean M. Bernardo, eTN Manila. Manila, the Philippines (21 June 2017) – UNWTO – Two days prior to the formal holding of the on-going United Nations World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) “International Conference on Tourism Statistics for Sustainable Development,” countries with technical know-how on tourism data generation where in Manila for “capacity building.” UNWTO statistician

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Ministers & CEO

Jamaica to Vie for UNWTO Executive Council Candidature

KINGSTON, Jamaica; May 31, 2017: Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says Jamaica has submitted its candidature to occupy one of five seats allocated to the Regional Commission of the Americas on the Executive Council of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) for the period 2018 – 2021. “Jamaica is one of the four

GVB Receives President’s “E” Award – First tourism office ever to receive the highest export award in the U.S.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 – Tumon, Guam, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross presented the Guam Visitors Bureau with the President’s “E” Award for Export Service at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., May 22. The President’s “E” Award is the highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion

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Opinion

Growing Importance of Intra-Regional Travel

By Dean M. Bernardo, eTN Manila. Manila, the Philippines (21 June 2017) – UNWTO – Marcio Favilla, the Executive Director for Operational Programmes and Institutional Relations of the United Nations World Tourism Organization highlighted the growing significance of Intra-Regional Travel. The UNWTO official cited the phenomenal growth of Asia at 80% between Southeast Asia, and

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Measuring Tourism Data Makes Good Planning

By Dean M. Bernardo, eTN Manila. Manila – The 6th United Nations World Tourism International Conference on Tourism Statistics opened Wednesday morning in the Philippine capital with thousands of delegates from around the world in attendance. The three-day conference aims to determine and achieve a global approach in fulfilling the “Sustainable Development Goals” of all

Opinion

Impact-Travel: A sustainability template

Professor Geoffrey Lipman, President of the International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) and Co-founder of SUNx writes from Manila in the Philippines at the 6th UNWTO International Conference on Tourism Statistics: Measuring Sustainable Tourism. “It feels good to be back in Manila for more fun in the Philippines. Not the usual description of a UN

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