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March 25, 2017


UN chief Ban Ki-moon honoured as champion of tourism

The United Nations General Assembly has designated 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. For the duration of 2017, the global UN community, across all nations and agencies, will focus on the critical role of Tourism as a vehicle for global unity, opportunity and sustainable advancement of the economies, societies, cultures and

ETOA statement on incident in Westminster

As you may be aware, an incident, which has been described by the Metropolitan Police as “Terrorist” occurred in Westminster this afternoon. Details of what happened are still emerging. It is obviously a matter of deep concern that people appear to have died, and several more injured. Some of these were visitors. For those not

The Power Of Tourism And Global Unity

Mel Webster, Special to WorldTourismWire The 2016 US election results are still reverberating globally, regardless where in the world one resides. One interesting lesson learned from the recent US Presidential election race is assuming an outcome before the votes are counted is not prudent. A very different and perhaps more thoughtful election is about to

UNWTO Secretary General Race: Final list of candidates

The Secretariat of the World Tourism Organization referring to decision CE/DEC/15(CIV) of the Executive Council at its 104th session (Luxor, Egypt, 30 October – 1 November 2016), on the procedure for the election of the Secretary-General, informs in regards to the election for the post of Secretary-General for the period 2018-2021, that as of 11

ITB, UNWTO, Politcis and Air Seychelles Duesseldorf flight

At ITB in Berlin last night the Republic of the Seychelles had many reasons to celebrate. The national carrier Air Seychelles announced a twice a week non-stop flight from Seychelles to Duesseldorf, Germany. This is an achievement for the tourism industry not only to promote to tourists in Germany wanting to explore the beaches of the

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