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High Level Taskforce to end sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism meets in Madrid

It started with a reception Wednesday evening in the lobby of the United Nations World Tourism Organization Headquarter in Madrid, followed by yesterday’s action packed one-day meeting of the High-Level Taskforce to end the sexual exploitation of children and tourism met at the UNWTO Headquarters in Madrid. UNWTO Secretary General Dr. Taleb Rifai opened and

Strong tourism results in the first part of 2017

International tourist arrivals worldwide grew by 6% in January-April of 2017 compared to the same period last year, with business confidence reaching its highest levels in a decade. Sustained growth in most major destinations and a steady rebound in others drove results. Prospects for May-August 2017 remain high. Destinations worldwide received 369 million international tourists

Tourism key to foster trade in Least Developed Countries

Tourism can make a strong contribution to the economies of Least Developed Countries where the sector is a major exporter concludes the report ‘Tourism for Sustainable Development in Least Developed Countries’ launched on the occasion of the Aid for Trade Review held in Geneva. The report was produced by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the

Bartlett Wants More From Tourist Dollar

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica, Tuesday, July 11, 2017: With investment in room stock surging ahead of set targets, Minister of Tourism Hon Edmund Bartlett is turning attention to finding ways of retaining more of the tourist dollar in Jamaica.’ “What we want now is capacity building. We want investment in supplying the inputs of tourism; more

Dr. Walter Mzembi launches UNCTAD Economic Development in Africa Report 2017 on ‘Tourism for Transformative and Inclusive Growth’

06 July 2017, Mikel’s Hotel, Harare, Zimbabwe The Officer in Charge – United Nations Information Centre, Ms. Tafadzwa Mwale; The Director of Knowledge and Learning – African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), Dr. Thomas Chataghalala Munthali; Members of Diplomatic Corps; UN Agencies here represented; All Dignitaries and Fellow Citizens Tourism is the engine for not only

UNWTO appoints President of Malta as Special Ambassador of International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, President of the Republic of Malta, has been nominated as Special Ambassador of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. The appointment took place at a ceremony held at the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Headquarters in Madrid. The President of Malta, Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, underlined in her intervention the

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