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24 Mar 17
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UNWTO appoints Shaikha Mai Bint Mohammed Al-Khalifa as Ambassador of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development
In the resolution that adopts the Year, the UN General Assembly specifically stresses how tourism can foster “better understanding among peoples everywhere, leading to a greater awareness of the rich...
22 Mar 17
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UNWTO welcomes Morocco as a partner of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017
Morocco has become the latest partner of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017. On the occasion of the Moroccan Day of Sustainable and Responsible Tourism on 20 March,...
21 Mar 17
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UNWTO Seminar addresses tourism development in the Russian regions of the Silk Road
The relevance of Silk Road tourism itineraries and products in Russia as well as marketing and branding opportunities received major attention during the Seminar facilitated in Moscow by the UNWTO...
20 Mar 17
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UNWTO Secretary-General welcomes Japan’s support for tourism when meeting with Prime Minister Abe
“Japan will continue to promote tourism and stress its great potential in people to people understanding as well as its important role in rural area development”, said Prime Minister Abe. On the...
17 Mar 17
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Statement: UNWTO Secretary-General Candidates
As of 11 March 2017, 24:00 hours, Madrid time, the deadline for the submission of candidatures in accordance with the aforementioned decision, the following candidatures were complete and duly...
16 Mar 17
Press Release
Tourism and economic growth under the spotlight at UNWTO & Arabian Travel Market Ministerial Forum 2017
Visitors to the MENA region will total 195 million by 2030, growing at a rate higher than the world average, according to figures by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). The rapid development of...
10 Mar 17
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Governments need to lead the protection of children in tourism – UNWTO World Tourism Network on Child Protection meets in Berlin
“Child protection is the responsibility of all - communities, private sector, academia, but governments have a leading role to play” said Carol Bellamy, Chair of the Network, opening the meeting. “...

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