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November 18, 2017


Terror Targets Hotels and Tourism Locations – what to do?

One day when historians of the tourism industry write about the first part of the twenty-first century they may view the week of October 1, 2017 as one of the tourism and travel industry’s harder months. The week began with news of terrorist attacks in both France and Canada and quickly moved onto the tragedy

Speechless: UNWTO and WTTC on Las Vegas tourism mass murder

It’s surprising the worlds largest tourism organizations and leaders in world tourism, UNWTO and WTTC did not react very much to one of the toughest two weeks in travel and tourism for a long time. WTTC issued this statement on their website,: The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is deeply shocked and saddened by the

The dance of diplomacy

by Anita Mendiratta September. A month in which the world shifts its focus onto the United Nations. The 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly has commenced in New York. The period of the 12th through to the 25th September brings together literally thousands of diplomats, direct reports, decision makers, donors, delegates and media determined

Transcript: Walter Mzembi address to the UNWTO General Assembly

Minister of Tourism and Hospitality for Zimbabwe Dr. Walter Mzembi addressed the General Assembly of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in Chengdu, China on Wednesday. This is a transcript of his presentation: Excellencies, Colleague Ministers, Ladies, and Gentlemen – Let me Congratulate the People’s Republic of China on its grand hosteship of the 22nd GA

The leadership of the UNWTO and the WTTC and why it matters

Known as a risk and crisis management expert, former head of Israel Tourism in Australia, Dr David Beirman Ph.D joined the recent debate on the recently concluded UNWTO General Assembly and wrote: In recent months there has been considerable debate in some sections of the travel industry media about the upcoming appointment of a successor

Interview with CNN’s Richard Quest

Foremost international business broadcaster Richard Quest is one of the best-known faces of the CNN team. Quest, who moderated the 22nd UNWTO General Assembly’s high-level debate on tourism and the SDGs, shares his views on the prospects of the sector. Q – You have been reporting about the tourism sector for the last decade. How

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