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By Millie Atkinson On Wednesday, January 13th, 2016
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UNWTO strongly condemns attack in Istanbul

UNWTO is deeply shocked by the tragic attack perpetrated in Istanbul, Turkey. On the behalf of the entire international tourism community, UNWTO expresses its heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of More...

By Millie Atkinson On Monday, November 2nd, 2015
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Successful UNWTO/PATA Forum Held in Guilin, China

The 9th UNWTO/PATA Forum on Tourism Trends and Outlook held at the Shangri-La Hotel in Guilin, China successfully ended on October 21, 2015. The two-day conference, under the theme “Tourism and the Experience More...

By Millie Atkinson On Friday, June 5th, 2015
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World Environment Day 2015 and World Tourism: UNWTO Secretary General Taleb Rifai speaks

The environment and tourism are like twins. UNWTO secretary general Taleb Rifai explains his position in a message circulated by the United Nations World Tourism Organization today: Mr. Rifai: More than one billion More...

By Millie Atkinson On Friday, June 5th, 2015
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UNWTO meeting in Maldives ended on a rocky note

The 27th CAP-CSA Joing Meeting & Regional Ministerial Conference at the Bandos Island Resort in the Maldives ended on June 4 with a lively dinner performance of the best the entertainment industry of this island More...

By Millie Atkinson On Wednesday, April 15th, 2015
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WTTC Summit: List of Companies attending, list of speakers

At 14.00h today on Wednesday, leaders of the Global Travel and Tourism Industry are meeting in Madrid for the WTTC (World Travel and Tourism Council) Annual Summit. The opening session will be conducted by Michael More...

By Millie Atkinson On Wednesday, April 15th, 2015
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Tourism ministers join private sector leaders in Madrid for 15th WTTC Global Summit

Tourism Ministers joined Taleb Rifai, the Secretary General of the UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organization) to sit with private sector leaders from the world of tourism and David Scowsill, the President More...

By Millie Atkinson On Wednesday, November 5th, 2014
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Mega-events and wellness take center stage

The UNWTO & WTM Ministers’ Summit set the tone for the second day of World Travel Market 2014, with tourism ministers from around the world discussing the synergies between mega-events and tourism. The More...

By Millie Atkinson On Wednesday, November 5th, 2014
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UNWTO and Adventure Travel Trade Association release global report on adventure tourism

The UNWTO Global Report on Adventure Tourism, published jointly with the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA), is a first approach by UNWTO on the topic of adventure tourism. The report provides insight into More...

By Millie Atkinson On Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
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UNWTO Executive Council discusses links between tourism and culture

The importance of building new partnership models for the sustainable development of cultural tourism gained particular relevance at the 99th session of the UNWTO Executive Council meeting in Samarkand. The Council More...

By Millie Atkinson On Friday, October 3rd, 2014
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UNWTO and WTM summit to address mega events, tourism and creating lasting legacies

The 2014 UNWTO and WTM Ministers’ Summit at World Travel Market (WTM) will put a spotlight on the essential connection between tourism and mega events, looking in particular at how such events can create a lasting More...

By Millie Atkinson On Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014
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Island tourism: IRENA and UNWTO to promote renewable energy

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), an intergovernmental organization dedicated to supporting countries’ efforts to adopt renewable energy, and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the United More...

By Millie Atkinson On Friday, June 20th, 2014
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Samarkand to host UNWTO event

City of Samarkand will host the 99th Executive Council Session of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in October 2014. The announcement was made at International Tourism Fair ITB Berlin 2014 by Zoltan Somogyi, More...

By Millie Atkinson On Friday, May 23rd, 2014
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Shopping and travel go hand in hand

The UN World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) Global Report on Shopping Tourism offers a series of practical guidelines and principles for all destinations interested in developing shopping tourism. The report includes More...