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July 20, 2018

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Carol Weaving, Managing Director of Reed Exhibition: A new Board Member of the African Tourism Board

The World Travel Market is only major travel trade event under the brand of Reed Exhibition. The newly founded African Tourism Board has a new Board member. Carol Weaving, managing director of Reed Exhibition, the world’s largest and most respected exhibition company joined the African Tourism Board as a Board member. “The African Tourism Board

Tourism: China will show the way on climate resilient

“The Paris clock keeps ticking and we need bold imaginative actions to respond” Professor Geoffrey Lipman said in his keynote remarks. “The China Summer Tourism Program exactly meets that need, encouraging travel to areas like Jilin, where climate extremes are less intensive and where local populations will benefit from the economic uplift. At the same

IATA tells governments: Avoid creeping re-regulation of the airline industry

Governments to take attention to the aviation world came in the IATA Director General’s Report on the Air Transport Industry at the 74th IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for governments to facilitate the growth of global connectivity by avoiding creeping re-regulation, maintaining the

“I have caught sight of the Enemy and he is Us” – Pogo 1972

23rd May 2018, Mauritius Speaking today at the International Conference on Digitalisation and Sustainable Tourism in Mauritius, Professor Geoffrey Lipman co-founder of SUNx and TraNexus blockchain solutions highlighted the fact that: “Climate Change is the major eXistential challenge we face – if we fail to respond now, our entire planetary lifestyle will be shattered irreversibly.

UNWTO says NO to Peace Through Tourism

It took just one short email for World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvil’s Azerbaijani chief of staff to destroy three years of hard work and expectation by Louis D’Amore, known as the man behind Peace Through Tourism. D’Amore is the founder and president of the International Institute for Peace Through Tourism (IIPT). IIPT is recognized

The new African Tourism Board with members already in 26 countries

The African Tourism Board is a public-private partnership with one strong message. This message is to tell the world that Africa Tourism is becoming one destination and is wide open for business. Africa is a safe continent and welcomes tourists, investments, and partnership with open arms. Africa Tourism Board is also welcoming tourism leaders from around Africa and

From his hospital bed Dr. Walter Mzembi appeals to President Mnangagwa: God bless and heal Zimbabwe!

Dr. Walter Mzembi was known as one of the longest-serving tourism ministers in the world and competed for the post of UNWTO Secretary-General in 2017. Dr. Mzembi was appointed Foreign Minister for Zimbabwe for a short time before his government was overturned by a military take-over on November 17, 2017. Dr. Mzembi, recently diagnosed with

UNWTO Towards 2030: Making tourism smarter, more competitive and more responsible

UNWTO released this report  of the Secretary-General Part I: Current situation and activities (b) Management vision and priorities The 108th Executive council will come in San Sebastián, Spain, 23-25 May 2018 to decide about the following items INTRODUCTION The sustained growth of tourism over the last decades bring immense opportunities for socioeconomic welfare, poverty alleviation

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