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June 25, 2017

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2nd UNWTO Report on Gastronomy Tourism: sustainability and gastronomy

A major component of history, tradition and identity, gastronomy has also become a major motivation to visit a destination. According to the 2nd UNWTO Report on Gastronomy Tourism, this tourism segment “offers enormous potential in stimulating local, regional and national economies and enhancing sustainability and inclusion”. The Report was presented in the recent 3rd UNWTO

UNWTO Passes Another Milestone

Professor Geoffrey Lipman co-founder SUNx, President International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) witnessed Friday’s election proceedings by the UNWTO Executive Council meeting in Madrid. He writes:  I was reminded of Mrs Thatcher’s quip ”It’s a funny old world” watching the final stages of the election for the UN World Tourism Organization’s – Secretary General. The

A great day for Georgia, but also for the world of tourism?

Is this a good or a sad day for World Tourism? The large camp attending the Executive Council in Madrid from Georgia obviously is having a great day. Zurab Pololikashvili, the candidate for the UNWTO Secretary General from Georgia was elected this afternoon as the next secretary-general. He received 18 votes in the second round  in

105th UNWTO Executive Council meeting concludes in Madrid

Madrid, Spain, hosted the 105th meeting of the Executive Council of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) between 11 and 12 May. The Meeting focused on current trends and challenges facing the tourism sector and on the three priorities of the Organization – safe, secure and seamless travel; the impact of technology in the tourism sector

Taleb Rifai: I am proud of all candidates

Taleb Rifai, the current secretary – general of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) told eTN today: ” I am proud of all candidates today and found great value in all presentations I heard.” Today the Executive Council of the UNWTO is meeting in Madrid to select a new leader for world tourism. All

Transcript: Hon. Walter Mzembi addressed the Executive Council

The Hon. Walter Mzembi just delivered his official pitch to become the next UNWTO Secretary-General to delegates attending the Executive Council meeting in Madrid at the Melia Castilla Hotel. The transcript of his address he gave shortly after 10.30 am  this morning. Your Royal Highness Excellencies, Secretary General, Ladies and Gentlemen The world finds itself

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