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March 25, 2017

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UNWTO appoints Shaikha Mai Bint Mohammed Al-Khalifa as Ambassador of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

The President of the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities and Chairperson of the Board of the Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage, Shaika Mai Bint Mohammed Al-Khalifa, has been appointed as Special Ambassador of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017. In the resolution that adopts the Year, the UN General Assembly

UN chief Ban Ki-moon honoured as champion of tourism

The United Nations General Assembly has designated 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. For the duration of 2017, the global UN community, across all nations and agencies, will focus on the critical role of Tourism as a vehicle for global unity, opportunity and sustainable advancement of the economies, societies, cultures and

ETOA statement on incident in Westminster

As you may be aware, an incident, which has been described by the Metropolitan Police as “Terrorist” occurred in Westminster this afternoon. Details of what happened are still emerging. It is obviously a matter of deep concern that people appear to have died, and several more injured. Some of these were visitors. For those not

UNWTO welcomes Morocco as a partner of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017

Morocco has become the latest country to join UNWTO as partner of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017. The commitment was delivered at the Moroccan Day of Sustainable and Responsible Tourism held on 20 March in Rabat. Morocco has become the latest partner of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

The Power Of Tourism And Global Unity

Mel Webster, Special to WorldTourismWire The 2016 US election results are still reverberating globally, regardless where in the world one resides. One interesting lesson learned from the recent US Presidential election race is assuming an outcome before the votes are counted is not prudent. A very different and perhaps more thoughtful election is about to

UNWTO Secretary-General welcomes Japan’s support for tourism when meeting with Prime Minister Abe

The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Taleb Rifai, applauded Japan’s commitment to tourism development as one of the significant pillars of the socio-economic agenda during a recent official visit to Japan. Meeting Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Mr Rifai welcomed Japan’s Action Program for Tourism focused on infrastructure development, visa facilitation and technology. “Japan

UNWTO Secretary General Race: Final list of candidates

The Secretariat of the World Tourism Organization referring to decision CE/DEC/15(CIV) of the Executive Council at its 104th session (Luxor, Egypt, 30 October – 1 November 2016), on the procedure for the election of the Secretary-General, informs in regards to the election for the post of Secretary-General for the period 2018-2021, that as of 11

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