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20 May 16
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First World Conference on Tourism for Development: Premier Li of China calls for higher financing for development in tourism
Premier Li Keqiang emphasized tourism’s capacity to stimulate economic growth, create jobs and foster inclusive development. “As we look for new drivers of growth, tourism has a very important role...
19 May 16
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1st World Conference on Tourism for Development opens this week in Beijing
The conference is expected to bring together 1.000 public and private representatives from over 100 countries to discuss tourism’s role in advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with a...
19 May 16
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UNWTO Statement on EgyptAir flight MS804
"It was with great sorrow that we learned about this tragic news. We express our sincerest condolences to the passengers’ families and friends at this difficult time”, said UNWTO Secretary-General,...
16 May 16
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UNWTO Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism: Call for Applications is now open
The UNWTO Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism distinguish innovative tourism initiatives with outstanding achievements in the following four categories: Public Policy and Governance,...
11 May 16
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Security, travel facilitation, sustainability and new technologies among priorities addressed by UNWTO Executive Council
With nearly 1.2 billion international tourist arrivals recorded in 2015, representing a 4% increase over the previous twelve months, the World Tourism Organization confirms that the growth rate will...
10 May 16
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UNWTO Executive Council session opens in Málaga
The Council will hold meetings in Málaga until Wednesday to discuss the challenges and opportunities in the tourism sector, the programme of work of the Organization and the agenda for the...
09 May 16
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World Committee on Tourism Ethics: it is critical to advance the transformation of the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism into an international convention
The process of transformation is led by a group of UNWTO Member States which is currently drafting the text of the convention to be presented to the 22nd UNWTO General Assembly to be held in China in...

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