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23 Jul 14
Press Release
Ethiopia - tourism key to promote development
The Government of Ethiopia is currently implementing a number of strategic measures to further develop the country’s tourism sector, including investment in infrastructure and capacity building on...
22 Jul 14
Press Release
UNWTO and Australia’s Griffith University join forces to advance tourism knowledge
The cooperation agreement was signed by UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, and the Director of GIFT, Susanne Becken, during a meeting at UNWTO’s headquarters in Madrid. “We are very pleased to...
21 Jul 14
Press Release
International tourism: strong peak season anticipated
Destinations worldwide received some 317 million international tourists (overnight visitors) between January and April 2014, 14 million more than in the same period of 2013. This 5% growth...
18 Jul 14
Press Release
UNWTO welcomes new Law on Antiquities and Heritage in Saudi Arabia
UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, congratulated Saudi Arabia for adopting legal mechanisms for the protection of its historical sites, contributing to ensure that tourism and culture continue to...
18 Jul 14
Press Release
UNWTO shocked by the tragic loss of Malaysia Airlines flight
“We are appalled by this horrible crash and I would like to, on behalf of UNWTO, reiterate the call by UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, of a full international investigation into the disaster“,...

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