Press Release

UNWTO and Bench Events partner to foster sustainable hotel investment and aviation development

PR No.: 
PR 17014
03 Feb 17

To cooperate closely and to jointly promote the development of tourism through sustainable hotel investment and aviation development. These are the objectives of the agreement undersigned by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Bench Events, a UNWTO Affiliate Member. 

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 Bench Events.

The Memorandum of Understanding signed on the occasion of FITUR, the Annual Spanish Tourism Fair, held last January, includes the organization of events involving policy makers and tourism stakeholders as well as promoting hotel investment and aviation development.

The signature of the agreement comes in a unique momentum as UNWTO has recently launched the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017 that constitutes an opportunity for engagement for private sector recipients in promoting sustainable tourism. 


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