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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

(L to R) Xu Jing, UNWTO Regional Director for the Asia-Pacific region; Marcio Favilla, Executive Director for Operational Programmes and Institutional Relations of the United Nations World Tourism Organization; Rolando Cañizal, Undersecretary for Administration and Special Concerns of the Philippine Department of Tourism; John Kesster, UNWTO Statitstician.

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

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

UNWTO condemns US Administration decision to restore travel restrictions with Cuba

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) expresses its firm resentment over the recently-announced decision by the United States Administration to restore travel restrictions with Cuba. “This represents a step backwards and a strong attack on the freedom of travel,” said UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai. “This decision will have limited impact on Cuba’s tourism development, yet it

UNWTO leaders off to Manila: Measuring Sustainable Tourism

UNWTO and WTTC Tourism leaders are in the process of leaving for Manila, Philippines. Sustainable tourism is increasingly relevant in national agendas for its role in fostering economic growth, social inclusiveness and the protection of cultural and natural assets. This is now also recognized at the highest international level with the UN General Assembly having adopted several

CTO helps to strengthen the business performance and overall competitiveness of tourism enterprises in its member countries with Hospitality Assured

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (12 June, 2017) – As part of an on-going partnership with the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) and its Hospitality Assured (HA) certification programme, the European Union under its Competitiveness of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (COSME) programme last month hosted an HA Business Advisor Training Workshop at the Curaçao Chamber of Commerce in Punda,

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