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22 Mayo 2017 On the International Day for Biological Diversity UNWTO announces a training on tourism and biodiversity in West and Central Africa
The Convention on Biological Diversity of the United Nations has chosen ‘Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism’ as the theme for the International Day for Biological Diversity, celebrated today 22 May 2017. On this occasion, UNWTO is launching a capacity building programme on sustainable tourism and biodiversity protection, to be implemented in West and Central Africa. 
18 Mayo 2017 UNWTO Commission for Asia and the Pacific meets in Bangladesh
In 2016, Asia and the Pacific received 309 million international tourist arrivals, 9% more than in 2015; by 2030 this number is expected to reach 535 million. Over 20 countries gathered in Bangladesh on 16-17 May for the 29th joint meeting of the UNWTO Commissions for Asia and the Pacific and South Asia, to discuss challenges facing the sector in the region, opportunities for sustainable tourism development and the programme of work of UNWTO in Asia for the coming two years.
18 Mayo 2017 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
Director of the India Tourist Office in Paris and subsequently at the Geneva office in the 1960s, Mr. Rawat then became the Delegate of the South Asia Travel Commission from 1962 to 1963. In 1968 he joined the Working Group of the IUOTO Executive Committee and was influential in the transformation of IUOTO’s status into an intergovernmental organization. Following the nomination of Robert Lonati as UNWTO Secretary-General in May 1975, Mr. Rawat  was appointed Deputy-Secretary-General-- the first in UNWTO's history and a post he held from April 1976 until December 1989.
17 Mayo 2017 2nd UNWTO Report on Gastronomy Tourism: sustainability and gastronomy
A major component of history, tradition and identity, gastronomy has also become a major motivation to visit a destination. According to the 2nd UNWTO Report on Gastronomy Tourism, this tourism segment “offers enormous potential in stimulating local, regional and national economies and enhancing sustainability and inclusion”. The Report was presented in the recent 3rd UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism, held in San Sebastian, Spain in cooperation with the Basque Culinary Center.
12 Mayo 2017 La edición 105 del Consejo Ejecutivo de la OMT concluye en Madrid
Madrid, la capital de España, ha acogido el encuentro número 105 del Consejo Ejecutivo de la Organización Mundial del Turismo, que se ha celebrado entre el 10 y el 12 de mayo. La reunión se ha centrado en las tendencias y retos que el sector del Turismo afronta y en las tres prioridades de la Organización - seguridad y facilitación de viajes, el impacto tecnológico en el turismo y la sostenibilidad.
12 Mayo 2017 El Consejo Ejecutivo de la OMT recomienda a Zurab Pololikashvili para el puesto de secretario general durante el periodo 2018-2021
El 12 de mayo de 2017, el Consejo Ejecutivo de la OMT, que celebra su 105ª reunión en Madrid (España), ha recomendado a Zurab Pololikashvili, embajador de Georgia en España, como candidato para el puesto de secretario general durante un periodo de cuatro años a partir de enero de 2018.
11 Mayo 2017 The need for multi-stakeholder cooperation to enhance responsible tourism underlined at the 3rd International Congress on Ethics and Tourism
The potential of cooperation to foster ethical practices in the tourism sector was the major conclusion of the 3rd International Congress on Ethics and Tourism. The 2-day event held in Krakow, Poland, was attended by 200 participants from 32 countries. 
11 Mayo 2017 La OMT recibe con satisfacción a Hilton como patrocinador oficial del Año Internacional del Turismo Sostenible para el Desarrollo
La Organización Mundial del Turismo (OMT) tiene el orgullo de anunciar que Hilton acaba de sumarse como patrocinador oficial del Año Internacional del Turismo Sostenible para el Desarrollo, 2017. El anuncio se produce en vísperas del lanzamiento de la campaña ‘Travel.Enjoy.Respect’. 
10 Mayo 2017 The UNWTO High Level Task Force Meeting on Tourism and Security convenes in Madrid
The integration of national security with tourism security, crisis communication and travel advisories were some of the key issues discussed at the 1st Meeting of the High Level Task Force on Tourism and Security, organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) today in Madrid. The event took place ahead of the 105th UNWTO Executive Council meeting to be held in Madrid, home of the UNWTO Headquarters, on 11 and 12 May.
10 Mayo 2017 El sector turístico señala el potencial del Turismo urbano y la necesidad de avanzar hacia prácticas más sostenibles
Con el objetivo de intercambiar experiencias en la gestión del turismo urbano, ministros de turismo de todo el mundo y representantes de la industria se ha dado  cita en Madrid el 10 de mayo. El evento ha sido organizado por la Organización Mundial del Turismo (OMT), el Ministerio de Energía, Turismo y Agenda Digital de España y el Ayuntamiento de Madrid.