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Taleb Rifai speaks out on terrorism and tourism safety

ELENA G. SEVILLANO , MADRID  AUG 25, 2016 Taleb Rifai, secretary-general of the World Tourism Organization, was interviewed by Elena Sevillano, a journalist based in Madrid, home of UNWTO. Elena points out Taleb Rifai believes the best way to respond to terrorists is to continue visiting the attacked countries. In the exclusive interview Elena Sevillano

Taking Morocco Tourism to the next level

The Morocco Ministry of Tourism is hard at work creating a strong foundation for its industry. From accommodations to travel agencies, from tour guides to regulations, every link is being forged into a strong tourism value chain. The Tourism Minister of Morocco, Lahcen Haddad, is rising up to meet the changing desires of tourists and

UNWTO candidate Mzembi leaves Tunisia deeply impressed

Tunisia is deeply impressed by Mzembi’s vision for global tourism development. Hot on the heels of his successful two-and-a-half-day visit to Egypt earlier this week, Zimbabwe Tourism Minister Walter Mzembi has brought his UNWTO campaign effort to Tunis, capital city of the Republic of Tunisia – the latest stage of his current outreach program. Like

UNWTO Wine Tourism Conference gathers experts from around the world

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), in collaboration with the Georgian National Tourism Administration, is organizing the 1st UNWTO Global Conference on Wine Tourism in the Kakheti wine region of Georgia on 7-9 September 2016. “Georgia’s unique wine-making traditions date back 8,000 years and are considered by UNESCO as intangible heritage, making the country an ideal

Nepal brings accessible tourism to World Tourism Day 2016

Ever since its inception, World Tourism Day is celebrated on September 27 to foster awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political, and economic value. As the official day set aside in the United Nations Calendar, the celebration seeks to highlight tourism’s potential to contribute to reaching the

Egypt and Zimbabwe tourism cooperation goes to higher levels

Zimbabwe’s Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Industry, Dr, Engr Walter Mzembi who is in Cairo, Egypt on his UNWTO campaign trail, had a fruitful engagement with his Egyptian counter-part His Excellency Mohamed Yehia Rahed. The two Ministers discussed, among other key strategic issues, the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Co-operation in the

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