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April 29, 2017

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Maurice Loustau-Lalanne, the New Minister of Tourism for Seychelles to be sworn in

Following the approval by the Seychelles National Assembly Ambassador Maurice Loustau-Lalanne is scheduled to be sworn in Friday morning as the new minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports & Marine by President Danny Faure. The president expressed his appreciation for the support of the Members of the National Assembly. President Faure said that Minister Loustau-Lalanne

The KAZA Univisa Re-Launched between Zimbabwe and Zambia

Zimbabwe and Zambia relaunched their Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA) Univisa on 21 st of December 2016 at a dazzling ceremony hosted by the Ministers of Home Affairs from both countries in Livingstone, Zambia. The countries’ Ministers of Tourism Hon Dr Walter Mzembi, the Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Industry of Zimbabwe, the current

Poland to host 3rd International Congress on Ethics and Tourism: promoting shared responsibility

Coinciding with the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development to be celebrated throughout 2017, the third International Congress on Ethics and Tourism will be held in Poland, on 27-28 April 2017. Organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in collaboration with the European Commission (EC) and the Government of Poland, the event will focus

Jordan: Travel warnings more dangerous than terrorism

What is more dangerous? 20-30 people shot in a city every weekend, or one tourist murdered in an entire country? Both are sad cases in our modern world, but the answer here is surprising. The city is Chicago in the U.S. State Illinois. Travel and tourism and specifically conventions are big business there. The country

UNWTO presents the 3rd UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism

The World Tourism Organization Headquarters in Madrid, Spain, hosted today the presentation of the 3rd UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism. The event will be held in Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain, on 8-9 May 2017. The Forum is organized by UNWTO in collaboration with UNWTO Affiliate Member, the Basque Culinary Center, as part of the activities

Georgia reveals multi-step plan for UNWTO’s future

Georgia wants to become the new leader of the United Nations World Tourism Organization. The current UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai will resign in 2017 and so far two candidates came forward wanting to take over the top post he had held for 8 years. One candidate is from Georgia. He is H.E. Mr. Zurab Pololikashvili,

ICTP Chairman: Today we are all Berliners!

Juergen T. Steinmetz, chairman of the International Coalition of Tourism Partner issued the following statement: “Yesterday we were all Jordanians, today we’re all Berliners.” On behalf of the International Coalition of Tourism Partners, I would like to extend our sympathy and condolences to the victims and their loved ones involved in yesterday’s criminal attack in Jordan,

UNWTO strengthens its relationship with the European Union

During a recent visit to Brussels, Belgium, the Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Taleb Rifai, has discussed how to reinforce the collaboration of the Organization with the European Union (EU). Rifai met the EU Commissioners for Education, Culture, Youth and Sports, Tibor Navracsics; for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella; and for

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