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26 Feb 15
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UNWTO report identifies common criteria for 4 and 5 star hotel classification
Benchmarking international accommodation standards can help destinations establish hotel classification systems which are more relevant and useful to consumers, hotels, intermediaries and...
25 Feb 15
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UNWTO activities at ITB 2015
ITB Berlin Opening Ceremony (3 March, 18.00 – 20.00, CityCube Berlin Hall B)UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, will deliver the opening speech at the ITB opening ceremony. 5th Silk Road...
18 Feb 15
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Governments recognize benefits of visa facilitation
According to the Report, 62% of the world’s population was required a traditional visa prior to departure in 2014, down from 77% in 2008. In the same year, 19% of the world’s population was able to...
09 Feb 15
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Former head of UNICEF to chair the UNWTO World Tourism Network on Child Protection
Ms. Bellamy joins the UNWTO World Tourism Network on Child Protection after leading UNICEF for ten years and with several decades’ experience of holding top positions in the private and public sector...
06 Feb 15
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UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture gathers Ministers of Tourism and Culture for the first time
Tourism, moving more than one billion people across international borders each year, offers immense possibilities for socio-economic development in destinations around the world. Cultural tourism has...

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