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23 May 17
The International Year of Sustainable Tourism joins the EcoRun
The EcoRun is one of the most emblematic events held in Spain on the occasion of World Environment Day. The seventh edition of this event, which takes place in Madrid’s Casa de Campo park every year...
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22 May 17
On the International Day for Biological Diversity UNWTO announces a training on tourism and biodiversity in West and Central Africa
The programme will build on previous tourism and biodiversity seminars that UNWTO successfully delivered in The Gambia, Ghana, and Tanzania and will address biodiversity conservation and...
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18 May 17
UNWTO Commission for Asia and the Pacific meets in Bangladesh
“With growth comes power, and with power, comes responsibility. With 1.8 billion international tourists foreseen to travel the world by 2030, we could end up with 1.8 billion opportunities or 1.8...
Press Release
18 May 17
UNWTO Secretary-General, Mr. Taleb Rifai, expresses the condolences of the Organization to the family of Mr. Rajesh Rawat, who passed away on Saturday, 13 May after a long international career
Described by his colleagues as a delicate human being with profound analytical sense, Mr. Rawat was praised for his wide international experience and dedication to this Organization. Mr. Rawat will...
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17 May 17
2nd UNWTO Report on Gastronomy Tourism: sustainability and gastronomy
Sixty good practices in Gastronomy Tourism from different countries are showcased in the 2nd UNWTO Report on Gastronomy Tourism, touching on issues such as seasonality, training and innovation, ICT-...
Press Release
12 May 17
105th UNWTO Executive Council meeting concludes in Madrid
The Executive Council, attended by some 250 representatives from 59 countries, focused on these priorities as well as on the UNWTO programme of work for 2018-2019 and the agenda of the International...
Press Release
12 May 17
UNWTO Executive Council recommends Zurab Pololikashvili for Secretary-General for the period 2018-2021
The candidature of Zurab Pololikashvili was presented by his country, Georgia, in accordance with the UNWTO statutes. The recommendation of the UNWTO Executive Council will be submitted to the...

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