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September 24, 2017

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Mongolia hosts the UNWTO Silk Road Conference on Nomadic Tourism and Sustainable Cities

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), together with the Ministry of Environment and Tourism of Mongolia and the World Cities Scientific Development Alliance (WCSDA), organized the International Silk Road Conference on Nomadic Tourism and Sustainable Cities in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on 13-15 October 2016. The conference gathered Ministers and high-level officials from nine UNWTO Silk Road Member

UNWTO deeply saddened by the effects of the hurricane Matthew

UNWTO is deeply saddened by the tragic effects brought by hurricane Matthew to a number of destinations in the Caribbean. “On behalf of the international tourism community, UNWTO conveys in particular its heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the victims in Haiti, The Bahamas and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, where Hurricane Mathew,

Ambassador of Greece presents credentials to World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

The Ambassador of Greece, Christodoulos J. Lazaris, has presented his credentials to the Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Taleb Rifai, accrediting him as Permanent Representative of his country to UNWTO. UNWTO is the United Nations specialized agency for tourism and is based in Madrid, Spain. During the meeting, Rifai expressed to Ambassador Lazaris

UNWTO confident in Egypt’s tourism recovery

UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, has expressed the Organizations’ full confidence in the recovery of tourism in Egypt during a recent visit to the country. On the occasion, Mr. Rifai met with Egypt’s President, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, in the presence of the Egyptian Minister of Tourism, Hisham Zaazou. The President reiterated his full support to the

Updated UNWTO Statement on the Zika Virus

Following the declaration by the World Health Organization (WHO) of a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on 1 February 2016 on the Zika virus, UNWTO recalls that according to WHO there should be no restrictions on travel with the affected areas and that the following travel measures should be observed: WHO statement on the

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