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05 Mar 15
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Visa facilitation, infrastructure and marketing: key priorities for Silk Road Ministers
Participating countries reported on the measures taken to promote Silk Road tourism with a clear focus on visa facilitation, while calling for a more collaborative approach to marketing, namely e-...
04 Mar 15
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UNWTO strongly condemns the destruction of cultural heritage
“As stated by UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova, the recent systematic destruction of Iraq’s unique cultural heritage is intolerable and must come to an end immediately”, said UNWTO Secretary-...
03 Mar 15
Press Release
Tourism development in Africa challenged by wildlife crime
In support of international efforts to tackle unprecedented levels of poaching and to strengthen the role of tourism vis-à-vis wildlife crime, UNWTO is spearheading efforts to increase knowledge on...
03 Mar 15
Press Release
The Travel and Technological Revolutions: UNWTO Secretary-General at ITB 2015
Speaking at the opening of ITB Berlin, UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai underscored how the travel and the technological revolutions are shaping our society and how technology is changing the...
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...

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