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November 18, 2017


UNWTO: International tourism on track for a record year

Demand for international tourism remained strong during the Northern Hemisphere summer peak season. International tourist arrivals in July and August totalled over 300 million for the first time ever according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Many destinations reported double-digit growth, in particular in the Mediterranean. Between January and August 2017, destinations worldwide welcomed 901

2018 EU-China Tourism Year: The World Bridge Tourism conference

In one of the last actions before the official kick-off of the 2018 EU-China Tourism Year, a conference and B2B matchmaking event are taking place in London on 2-3 November. The World Bridge Tourism conference was brought together by the China Outbound Tourism Research Institute and will engage with two headline discussions: new service trends

The memorandum of understanding was signed on October 27, 2017 by the Permanent Secretary of SELA, Ambassador Javier Paulinich, and the General Secretary of the Latin American Integration Association (ALADI), Alejandro de la Peña Navarrete, in the facilities of this agency in the city of Montevideo, Uruguay. Photo: ALADI.

SELA and ALADI join forces to promote trade facilitation in Latin America and the Caribbean!

The Latin American and Caribbean Economic System (SELA) and the Latin American Integration Association (ALADI) will promote joint actions in the economic, social and trade areas in the region. The Permanent Secretary of SELA, Ambassador Javier Paulinich, and the Secretary General of the Latin American Integration Association (ALADI), Alejandro de la Peña Navarrete, signed the

Winner of UNWTO Travel Competition announced

The travelers’ competition closed with 2,400 submissions and one lucky winner: Katie Diederichs, who will be embarking on an unforgettable trip across six different countries to tell the world how tourism can make a positive change. Three weeks after being launched, the Travellers´ Competition closed with 2,400 submissions. All eligible entries received were judged based

WTTC calls on tourism sector to embrace sustainability reporting

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has called on Travel & Tourism companies to measure, monitor and report their sustainability impact as it launches new guidance on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Reporting for the Travel & Tourism Sector. Gloria Guevara, President & CEO, WTTC, said: “WTTC’s Global Summit earlier this year focused on

WTM Responsible Tourism Award: Who are the 12 finalists?

On the list of finalists this year is a game lodge in Botswana, a fynbos protected area in South Africa, a social enterprise in Vietnam, a tour operator working to benefit local communities in Limpopo, a European city, a group of guest cottages in Kangaroo Valley in Australia and a company enabling travellers to walk from

IBM to present at Caribbean State of the Tourism Industry Conference

The American multinational technology company IBM will present at the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO)’s State of the Tourism Industry Conference (SOTIC) which opens in Grenada next week. IBM’s global industry leader responsible for hospitality and travel related services, Greg Land, will be part of a panel which explores ways in which the Caribbean can use

PATA Micronesia Chapter Wins 2017 Award of Excellence

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) announced the 2017 Award of Excellence was presented to the PATA Micronesia Chapter for their outstanding work promoting the region. PATA Micronesia was recognized for their unique approach to marketing the diverse and expansive region, which encompasses 2,100 islands spread over 2.9 million square miles of Pacific Ocean, “the

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