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28 Apr 16
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UNWTO Silk Road Task Force commits to work on joint marketing, training, infrastructure development and visa facilitation
The 6th UNWTO Silk Road Task Force Meeting, hosted in the ancient Silk Road city of Urmia, was organized by UNWTO, the Iranian Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Association (ICHTO) and the...
27 Apr 16
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The World Tourism Organization and the Leading Brands of Spain Forum Develop the First Prototype for Wine Tourism
The initial results of the prototype were presented as part of the Alimentaria exhibit being held in Barcelona through 28 April. The event was attended by Eunji Tae, Technical Coordinator for the...
20 Apr 16
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UNWTO deeply saddened by the tragic earthquake in Ecuador’s central coast
“I would like to convey to the families and friends of the victims, to the people and the government of Ecuador, our heartfelt condolences and solidarity in this tragic moment.” said UNWTO Secretary-...
20 Apr 16
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African tourism ministers convene in Côte d’Ivoire
Tourism and ethics, tourism and security, and the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development to be celebrated in 2017 are some of the topics in the agenda of the meeting. The events...
19 Apr 16
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Peru to host 2nd UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism
The World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism is aimed at contributing to the development of the segment and providing a platform for the exchange of experiences and good practices carried out worldwide....
19 Apr 16
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First Ibero-American Meeting on the Sharing Economy addresses challenges of new tourism business models
The contribution of new models to the revitalization of the sector and issues relating to competition, taxation and consumer rights were among the topics discussed. The meeting, which took place in...
08 Apr 16
Press Release
UNWTO – a decade building capacity in tourism policy in Asia/Pacific
Group discussions, case studies and a series of lectures integrated the 4-day training programme aimed at building skills for public sector executives in tourism policy. The 52 participants coming...