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  • UNWTO Manila Conference Sets Roadmap to Measure Sustainable Tourism

    Published on : Friday, June 30, 2017

    A total of 973 participants from 88 countries, among which Ministers, Chief Statisticians, private sector and key decision makers from international organizations, gathered in Manila to discuss how to advance a rigorous, statistical approach to the measurement of sustainable tourism. …

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  • Global destinations where tourism is growing at a fast pace

    Published on : Wednesday, June 28, 2017

    According to the UNWTO, Sierra Leone is the world’s fastest growing travel destination.   This little West African nation welcomed 310 per cent more overseas travelers in 2016, compared to 2015, which is a steep rise after the country was …

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  • Tourism and future energy: committed to curb emissions

    Published on : Tuesday, June 27, 2017

    Under the title ‘Tourism and Future Energy: Unlocking low-carbon growth opportunities’, industry leaders and policy makers have convened in the Kazakh capital city of Astana to discuss the contribution of the tourism sector to reducing carbon emissions. The Conference is …

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  • UNWTO Discussion Paper on “Sustainable Tourism for Development”

    Published on : Saturday, June 24, 2017

    In the context of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development (IY2017), the UNWTO is working on a report on “Sustainable Tourism for Development”. This report serves as the foundation of the IY2017, and thus defines the current and …

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  • UNWTO Secretary-General thanks outgoing WTTC President for strong partnership

    Published on : Saturday, June 24, 2017

    UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, has expressed his sincere appreciation to David Scowsill, President and CEO of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) for the strong partnership between both organizations as he announced his departure after six years at the …

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  • UNWTO praises sustainable tourism program of Balesin Island Club

    Published on : Friday, June 23, 2017

    Officials of the UNWTO praised the sustainable-tourism program of Balesin Island Club, which is the flagship project of business tycoon Roberto V. Ongpin’s Alphaland Corp.   The UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai said in a press conference, “I thought, ‘Would I …

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  • IDB partners with Jamaican government for hosting UNWTO conference in November

    Published on : Friday, June 23, 2017

    The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is collaborating with the Government of Jamaica for hosting the UNWTO conference in November. IDB Vice-President for Countries, Alexandre Meira da Rosa, gave the assurance to the Jamaican Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, at a …

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  • UNWTO condemns US Administration decision to restore travel restrictions with Cuba

    Published on : Monday, June 19, 2017

    The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) expresses its firm resentment over the recently-announced decision by the United States Administration to restore travel restrictions with Cuba. “This represents a step backwards and a strong attack on the freedom of travel,” said UNWTO …

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  • UNWTO condemns US Administration decision to restore travel restrictions with Cuba

    Published on : Monday, June 19, 2017

    The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) expresses its firm resentment over the recently-announced decision by the United States Administration to restore travel restrictions with Cuba.   “This represents a step backwards and a strong attack on the freedom of travel,” said …

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  • UNWTO will focus on regional tourism, as explained by Bartlett

    Published on : Wednesday, June 14, 2017

    Regional tourism industry will become the main focus, as explained by the Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett at the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Government of Jamaica and World Bank Group Conference on Jobs & Inclusive Growth: Partnerships for Sustainable …

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  • UNWTO Releases 2nd Global Report On LGBT Tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, June 14, 2017

    The UNWTO 2nd Global Report on LGBT Tourism was launched at the Annual Convention of the International Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Association (IGLTA) taking place on 4-6 May in Florida. The report, developed in cooperation with IGLTA, underlines the potential …

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  • GNTO expects 30 Million visitors in Greece in 2017

    Published on : Wednesday, June 14, 2017

    The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) recently announced that it expects a record-breaking 30 million international visitors to Greece this year. This represents a growth rate of 7 percent, or an additional 2 million additional visitors over the previous year. …

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  • UNWTO statement for the process of election for the post of Secretary General of the UNWTO

    Published on : Tuesday, June 13, 2017

    According to the UNWTO statement –   1. The process of election of a nominee for the post of Secretary General of the UNWTO for the period 2018-2021 that took place at the 105th Session of the UNWTO Executive Council …

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  • Prime Minister of Samoa Appointed Special Ambassador – The International Year – Sustainable Tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, June 13, 2017

    “The designation of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development was due to the recognition by the United Nations of the potential of the tourism sector to contribute to the fight against poverty, to help curb climate …

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  • Moldova Hosts The 61st Meeting Of The UNWTO Commission For Europe

    Published on : Tuesday, June 13, 2017

    The meeting dedicated special attention to the need to continue enhancing UNWTO’s work on the promotion of safe, secure and seamless travel. UNWTO has recently launched a High Level Tourism and Security Task Force to advance this issue.     …

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  • UNWTO discusses on tourism at Marriott

    Published on : Sunday, June 4, 2017

    From June 21 to 23rd, the UNWTO will deal through its conference which would take place at the Marriot Hotel in Pasay City in spite of the disaster at the Resorts World casino on Friday.   Wanda Corazon Teo, Tourism …

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  • UNWTO and WTTC present Open Letter to Malta Prime Minister

    Published on : Wednesday, May 31, 2017

    UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai congratulated Malta on its good tourism results and thanked the Prime Minister for placing tourism high in the agenda of the European Union during its current presidency. “Malta is playing a critical role in ensuring that …

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  • UNWTO planning to launch new tool to measure tourism impact

    Published on : Monday, May 29, 2017

    The UNWTO is aiming to launch a new technique of measuring the impact of tourism and its advantage to a country’s economic and social wellbeing next month.   Taleb Rifai, the UNWTO Secretary General said that they would be launching …

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  • The International Year of Sustainable Tourism joins the EcoRun

    Published on : Saturday, May 27, 2017

    The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has signed an agreement at its Madrid headquarters to support the Carrera por el Medio Ambiente (Race for the Environment), also known as the “EcoRun”. The event, holding its seventh edition in 2017, will take …

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  • Dr. Taleb Rifai writes to the President of Azerbaijan

    Published on : Thursday, May 25, 2017

    The Secretary-General of the UNWTO, Dr. Taleb Rifai wrote to His Excellency Mr. Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.   Dr. Rifai said that he would like to thank the President of Azerbaijan for their meeting on the …

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