Africa: Mzembi presents Nomination papers for UNWTO seat in Madrid

At a brief ceremony held at the Madrid Headquarters

At a brief ceremony held at the Madrid Headquarters of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) at 2000 hours on Saturday, 4 March 2017, Dr. Walter Mzembi, the African Union-endorsed candidate for the post of Secretary General of the UNWTO, deposited his official nomination papers with the incumbent Secretary General, Dr. Taleb Rifai. Although the deadline for the deposit […]

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UNWTO calls for applications for Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism

The call for applications for the 13th UNWTO Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism is now open. The deadline for applications is 30 September 2016. The UNWTO Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism distinguish innovative tourism initiatives with outstanding achievements in the following four categories: Public Policy and Governance, Enterprises, Non-Governmental Organizations and Research and Technology. The Awards, […]

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African leaders are poised to attract FDI – Ghana’s Tourism Minister

Minister for Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Elisabeth Ofosu-Adjare, has said African leaders are poised to and are capable of addressing challenges and continue attracting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). She said it was for this that they have developed the tourism sector in the continent. The minister was speaking as a panelist on the challenges of investing in Africa at […]

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Nigerian Travel Agents protest as Spanish Embassy rejects visa applications for Skal meeting

By Ajibola Amzat THE National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies (NANTA) has criticized the Spanish Embassy over its “racist” treatment of Nigerians who seek to travel to Spain. In an -mail sent to The Guardian recently, NANTA accused the Spanish Embassy of collecting visa fees from Nigerians without refunding such fees when the applications are rejected, describing such practice as […]

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Tourism Ministers discuss collaboration between tourism and security


Ministers of Tourism and High Level officials from 86 countries gathered in Madrid to discuss the development of closer collaboration mechanisms between tourism and security administrations to ensure a safe, secure and seamless travel framework (Madrid, 22 January 2016) The meeting stressed the global nature of security challenges and the need to create global solutions while enhancing the collective support […]

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