Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Georg Arlt appointed member of the ‘UNWTO Panel of Tourism Experts

Published on : Thursday, January 5, 2017

UNWTO logoThe United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has recently appointed Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Georg Arlt as a member of the ‘UNWTO Panel of Tourism Experts’. Prof.


Arlt is a sinologist and professor with more than 35 years of practical and academic experience in Chinese tourism, and is Head Director at the Chinese Outbound Tourism Research Institute and Professor in international tourism management at the West Coast University of Applied Sciences in Germany.

As a leading expert in the field of outbound Chinese tourism, Prof. Arlt’s role as one of 500 appointed specialists will be to offer support and leadership expertise to the tourism sector as promoted by the UNWTO in advancing tourism policies and knowledge worldwide via the UNWTO Barometer.

Commenting on his latest accolade, Prof. Arlt stated that he is ‘honoured to be included in this distinguished group of experts, and is proud to play a role in supporting tourism as a form of intercultural communication in uncertain times.’ As Taleb Rifai, outgoing Secretary General of the UNWTO stated in January, ‘tourism is increasingly and rightly being recognised as a sector that can help usher in a better world.’


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