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22 Feb 17
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UNWTO Headquarters hosts the launch of Spanish stamps of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017
The United Nations declared 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, highlighting the potential of tourism to be a pillar of a sustainable, inclusive and equitable...
21 Feb 17
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Innovation, technology and sustainability - pillars of Smart Destinations
‘Smart destinations’ are key to sustainable development and contribute not only to advances in the tourism sector but also in societies at large. The use of technological solutions contributes...
15 Feb 17
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Ambassador of Tunisia presents credentials to World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)
During the meeting, Rifai expressed to Ambassador Chiha the Organization’s determination and commitment to continue strengthening its close relationship with Tunisia. Tunisia had 5.7 million tourist...
14 Feb 17
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Portugal commits to the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017
On the occasion, Mr. Rifai and Portuguese authorities discussed the role of tourism in advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as well as the contribution of tourism to job creation and...
08 Feb 17
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Working Group progresses on the Convention on the Protection of Tourists
The 9th meeting of the Working Group on the International Convention on the ‘Protection of Tourists and the rights and obligations of Tourism Service Providers’ took place on 26-27 January 2017. The...
06 Feb 17
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Murcia to host the 1st UNWTO World Conference on Smart Destinations
A few weeks following the launch of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, the city of Murcia has picked up the baton to offer a platform for the discussion of key issues in...
03 Feb 17
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UNWTO and Bench Events partner to foster sustainable hotel investment and aviation development
Undersigned by Matthew Weihs, Managing Director of Bench Events, and Carlos Vogeler, Executive Director of Member Relations at UNWTO, the agreement constitutes a step forward in the relations with...

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