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May 24, 2018

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PATA appoints Trevor Weltman as Chief of Staff

BANGKOK, March 29, 2018 — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has appointed Mr. Trevor Weltman as Chief of Staff effective April 2, 2018. Reporting to PATA CEO Dr. Mario Hardy, he will be responsible for planning, managing, coordinating and executing the Association’s various activities. Dr. Hardy said, “It gives me great pleasure to welcome

UNWTO chief meets Prime Minister of Kazakhstan to strengthen cooperation

The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Mr Zurab Pololikashvili, paid an official visit to Kazakhstan where he discussed with national authorities the Kazakh Tourism Strategy 2030. Mr Pololikashvili met the Prime Minister, H.E. Mr. Bakytzhan Sagintayev, to discuss the development of the tourism sector in the country and how to further strengthen cooperation

Jamaica and Mexico Sign MOU on Multi-Destination Tourism

KINGSTON, Jamaica; January 16, 2018: Jamaica and Mexico have today (January 16, 2018) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), to concretize a multi-destination marketing arrangement which will create ease of travelling between destinations and increase arrivals. The signing, between Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett and Mexican Secretary of Tourism, His Excellency Enrique de

IIPT Celebrates ‘Diplomats for Peace’ in Delhi

This past month, the International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT) organized its inaugural ‘Diplomats for Peace’ event recognizing and celebrating the critical role of Diplomats in nurturing peace and harmony throughout the world. The first-ever event was presented by VFS Global, the world’s leading visa facilitation agency and TravelBiz Monitor, India’s premier Travel and

Minister Bartlett Signs Montego Bay Declaration in Geneva

KINGSTON Jamaica; December 19, 2017: Minister of Tourism Hon. Edmund Bartlett and the outgoing Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Dr. Taleb Rifai today (December 19, 2017) signed the Montego Bay Declaration which will chart the course forward for a sustainable tourism world agenda. Following the signing, which took place during

Bartlett to Present the Montego Bay Declaration at UNWTO Conference in Switzerland

KINGSTON, Jamaica; December 17, 2017: Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett travels to Geneva, Switzerland today (December 17, 2017) , to present the recently unveiled Montego Bay Declaration, to delegates attending the United Nations World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) Closing Ceremony for the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017. “The Declaration of Montego Bay

U.S. Travel Applauds Confirmation of Kirstjen Nielsen as Homeland Security Secretary

WASHINGTON (December 5, 2017)—U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement upon Senate confirmation of Kirstjen Nielsen as Homeland Security Secretary. “Sec. Nielsen is a highly qualified leader who understands the importance of blending enhanced security policies with the message that America is open for business. Her previous work on aviation

Cde Pricah Mupfumira new Tourism Minister in Zimbabwe

The new minister of Tourism and Hospitality for Zimbabwe was appointed today by the president. She is Hon Miss Cde Pricah Mupfumira. She was recently removed by the former president Mugabe as the Public Service Minister. Dr. Jorum Gumbu was appointed as minister of transport. Joram Macdonald Gumbo was a member of the Pan-African Parliament from Zimbabwe.[1] He is a member of the Zimbabwe

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