Africa: UNWTO elections hots up, Reunion endorses St . Ange

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UNWTO elections hots up, Reunion endorses St . Ange UNWTO elections being discredited by racist attacks and the belittling of the work by Taleb Rifai as Tourist Office Reunion Island Federation comes out for the Seychelles Candidate. The UNWTO elections for the post of Secretary General is set for the 11 May in Madrid and the World of Tourism is […]

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Tourism: Statement Of Intent And Management Alain St.Ange Seychelles

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Statement Of Intent And Management Alain St.Ange  Seychelles Building On The Legacy Of My Predecessors A. TOURISM IN 2017 ONWARDS 1. Today, tourism is not only important in learning about the world’s cultures, but it is also directly contributing to the economies of so many countries. In so doing, the industry is putting money directly into the pockets of the […]

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Africa: Algeria kicks off 1st UNWTO Regional Capacity Building Programme on Tourism Statistics

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Algeria kicks off 1st UNWTO Regional Capacity Building Programme on Tourism Statistics In the framework of the technical assistance that the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) provides to Member States, especially in their development of sound statistical systems, the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria has hosted the 1st Workshop on Regional Statistics of the Tourism Sector (13-15 February 2017). The program […]

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Tourism: UNWTO Slams US President over Travel Ban Policy

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UNWTO Slams US President over Travel Ban Policy The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the United Nations Specialized Agency for Tourism, expresses its deep concern and strong condemnation over the recently announced travel ban by the United States of America (USA) to nationals of seven countries (Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen). The travel ban, based on nationality, is […]

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Tourism: Africa’s Candidate for UNWTO Job Dr. Mzembi presents his papers

Africa’s Candidate for UNWTO Job Dr. Mzembi presents his papers Amidst the call by Africans for a unified candidature for Africa one of the two Candidates from Africa presented his Manifesto at FITUR in Madrid. Zimbabwean Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Industry and Africa Union sole candidate for the position of the Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism […]

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African Tourism Arrivals goes positive, grows by 8% amid growth in global tourism despite challenges

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African Tourism Arrivals goes positive, grows by 8% amid growth in global tourism despite challenges Demand for international tourism remained robust in 2016 despite challenges. International tourist arrivals grew by 3.9% to reach a total of 1,235 million, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Some 46 million more tourists (overnight visitors) travelled internationally last year compared to 2015. […]

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Tourism: Why divide Africa’s vote and chances at UNWTO?

Why divide Africa’s vote and chances at UNWTO? OBINNA EMELIKE The African tourism fraternity was happy when one of its own declared interest to run for the highly sought-after post of secretary-general of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), which is going to be vacant at the end of 2017 when Taleb Rifai, the outgoing secretary-general will hand over to a […]

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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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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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