UNWTO: Harnessing the power of tourism to build a better world

Harnessing the power of tourism to build a better world Secretary General, World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), Taleb Rifai, has urged member nations to harness the power of tourism in building a better world. Rifai in a statement noted that the tourism sector has become a pillar of development in many countries in the world adding that more and more nations […]

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Tourism: 2017 is the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

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2017 is the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development The United Nations World Tourism Organization has designated the 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. The body says 12 months will be used to celebrate and promote the contribution of the tourism sector to building a better world. This is the major goal of the International […]

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Africa: Conference tourism registers another good year in Kenya

Conference tourism registers another good year in Kenya Kenya has continued to take advantage of the successes of last year’s visits by the Pope and US President Barack Obama. The country has become a top destination for high-level conferences, raising its profile in the meetings, incentives, conferences and events (MICE) sector. This year, Nairobi was named the leading African meetings […]

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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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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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July date for takeoff of African passport

By Timo Shihepo The African Union (AU) passport that is planned to enable unrestricted movement of Africans within the continent is seen as the first step towards AU’s 2063 Agenda for a continent with seamless borders. The new initiative proposes that AU member states allow a 30-day visa free travel for Africans. African Heads of State and Government will be […]

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