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January 24, 2018

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Taleb Rifai in Syria to help relaunch tourism

Syrian Tourism Minister Bishr Yazigi met on Sunday the Secretary-General of the Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Taleb Rifai and the accompanying delegation. Yazigi said that the upcoming stage regarding the tourism industry should concentrate on “the business and religious tourism” as an important means for reviving the areas that have been liberated by the Syrian Arab

Seychelles Partners with SUNx to Build Regional Climate Resilience Centre

Speaking in Victoria, Seychelles, at the Conference on Sustainable Tourism in Small Island Developing States (SIDS), Maurice Loustau-Lalanne, Seychelles Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports & Marine announced a partnership with SUNx to build a climate resilience centre for the Seychelles and Vanilla Islands. He also made provision for Maurice Strong Legacy Scholarships, formally launched

TRAVELCARE joins UNIGLOBE Travel EMEA Agency program

UNIGLOBE Travel International is pleased to welcome TRAVELCARE AGENCIA DE VIAGENS to the UNIGLOBE Travel EMEA Agency Program. TRAVELCARE is headquartered in Porto, Portugal and will support a strategic alliance for the entire UNIGLOBE Network. Martin Charlwood, President, UNIGLOBE Travel International states “we are very excited for TRAVELCARE to join our global network. They are

Carlos Vogeler not fired by UNWTO

On December 9, WorldTourismWire published an article entitled UNWTO Revenge: “Zurab Pololikashvil fired Carlos Vogeler.” This headline was now changed to “Zurab Pololikashvil will not keep Executive Director Carlos Vogeler.” Why did WorldTourismWire change this headline? There are many different sources of information this wire and eTN receives about UNWTO activities, including from an “anonymous chat group,

UNWTO and European Commission address the significance of the Tourism Satellite Accounts to measure the economic impact of the sector in Europe

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW) of the European Commission gathered national tourism policy makers and statisticians in Brussels to advance in the implementation of the measurement of the economic impact through Tourism Satellite Accounts. As part of the events connected to the 2017

Botswana hosts the International Symposium and Annual Conference of the 10YFP Sustainable Tourism Programme (STP)

Kasane, capital of Chobe District in Botswana, hosted tourism stakeholders to exchange experiences and knowledge of innovative approaches to enhance tourism and conservation planning, financing and marketing. Under the theme “Empowering Tourism Destinations’ Sustainability through Innovation”, the 10YFP STP International Symposium and Annual Conference also discussed the role of the tourism sector in fighting climate

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