Tourism: UNWTO Lifetime Achievement Award pays tribute to the founders of Lonely Planet

UNWTO Lifetime Achievement Award pays tribute to the founders of Lonely Planet Tony Wheeler and Maureen Wheeler, founders of the widely-known Lonely Planet Publications have received the 13th UNWTO Lifetime Achievement Award. The prize is conferred every year to individuals with visionary leadership and significant contributions to the global tourism sector. The inspirational role that Lonely Planet inferred worldwide to […]

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Tourism: International Year for Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017 garners support from the sector

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Only few weeks ahead of the official launch of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017, set to take place on the 18 of January 2017 in Madrid, Spain, representatives from various tourism industries and beyond have joined UNWTO to support the celebrations of this important event. The United Nations 70th General Assembly has designated 2017 as the […]

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African Tourism: Pacific Asian Travel Association welcomes Zimbabwe as member

By Roberta Katunga ZIMBABWE has extended its Look East Policy through a tourism development initiative that has seen the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Pacific Asian Travel Association (Pata). Zimbabwe, according to Pata chief of staff Mr Dale Lawrence, becomes the first African state to sign a MoU membership with the association, marking a […]

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