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May 30, 2017


Alain St. Ange withdrew: Seychelles to support Zimbabwe

Alain St Ange, the candidate for the UNWTO Secretary General Position today withdrew from the race. Earlier today the Seychelles President Danny Faure chaired an Extra-Ordinary Cabinet meeting at which the Seychelles Cabinet considered a formal request from the African Union Commission for Seychelles to withdraw the candidature of Mr. Alain St Ange for the

Silence Is Not Always Golden: An Update On The Attempted Hijacking Of The UNWTO Election

Earlier this week eTN circulated an open letter by Juergen Thomas Steinmetz  (publisher) to the Executive Council of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) related to backroom deals and the upcoming Secretary General election. Interestingly, the miscreant dealings to secure votes for the candidate from Georgia, Ambassador Zurab Pololikashvili, did not generate a large response from UNWTO Executive

Is The UNWTO Secretary General Election For Sale?

An Open Letter To UNWTO Executive Members from Juergen Thomas Steinmetz, Publisher, eTurboNews (eTN). Please bear with me while I outline a rather complex, breaking story. It is not a story with any happy ending in sight unless we are together vigilant. I hope it keeps tourism leaders and voting United Nations World Tourism Organization

Statement by Hon. Dr. Walter Mzembi at Pretoria dinner hosted by South Africa Tourism Minister

At an event held in Pretoria, South Africa, toasting the new South African Tourism Minister Thoko Xasa on her birthday, Ms. Xasa announced her government’s endorsement of the Hon. Walter Mzembi, Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Industry for the Republic of Zimbabwe and current Chairperson of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Regional Commission

UNWTO Campaign: Silence is not a sign of weakness

The Honorable Dr. Walter Mzembi spoke out.  In a conversation at the just concluded global summit for the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) in Bangkok, he provided WorldTourismWire with a well-thought through statement. WorldTourismWire invites candidates to a debate on our platform based on vision, fairness, and respect. WorldTourismWire is looking forward sharing vision

David Scowsill to leave WTTC in June 2017

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) announces the departure of David Scowsill, President & CEO, after six years at the helm of the organisation. During his tenure as the third President in the 26 year history of WTTC, he has taken the organisation to new heights, championing the private sector views in high level

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