Tourism: UNESCO List World Heritage sites

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The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), has listed exceptional tourism sites across the globe. Afghanistan • Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam • Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley Albania • Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Ohrid region * 1 • Butrint • Historic Centres of Berat and Gjirokastra • Ancient and Primeval […]

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Tourism: UNESCO list the 10th place in South Africa on the World Heritage list

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A rugged valley famous for its cacti in southern Mexico and a mountainous area of northern South Africa have become the latest cultural sites to be added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. At a meeting in the Bahraini capital Manama on Monday, the UNESCO World Heritage Committee inscribed Mexico’s Tehuacan-Cuicatlan Valley and South Africa’s Barberton Makhonjwa Mountains to its […]

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Tourism: Confusion as UNESCO heritage vote on Hebron denies Biblical Christian & Jewish heritage

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UN Watch, an independent non-governmental organization based in Geneva, condemned the “cynical, divisive, and politicized hijacking of UNESCO’s mission to protect world cultural heritage” by Arab states, after the agency’s 21-nation world heritage committee voted 12-3, with 6 abstentions, to accept a Palestinian motion registering the Biblical city of Hebron—including the Cave of the Patriarchs which is revered as the […]

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AFRICA: About half of UNESCO World Heritage sites lack tourism management planning

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According to a recent study, 46 percent of the natural UNESCO sites have no active tourism management plan. UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Australia’s Great Barrier Reef or Yellowstone National Park in the United States for instance are some of the most visited destinations and collectively receive tens of millions of visitors each year. Unfortunately, the new research found […]

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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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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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Africa: Ethiopia’s Oromo GADA system listed by UNESCO as best form of democracy

Ethiopia’s Oromo GADA system listed by UNESCO as best form of democracy Ethiopia’s Oromo people made headlines around the world when peaceful protests turned violent against government land use changes, prompting a state of emergency. Now Oromo voices are being heard thanks to an entity more often associated with boosting tourism than governance — UNESCO. Ethiopians rejoiced when the traditional […]

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Africa: My Observations on Nigeria’s Tourism Masterplan review- Andy O. Ehanire

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VP South-South, ATPN,  MD, Ogba Zoo, Benin The National Tourism Master Plan has been in the public domain for more than a decade. Several sensitization fora have been organized to elicit response from stakeholders, while experts have also been availed opportunities to analyse and review the document. In a professionally vibrant environment, various schools of thought would have emerged with […]

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Tourism: New Victoria Falls Airport opens the 7 Wonders product to more people

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An experience of the definitive panoramic, unforgettable allure of Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, is one of life’s ‘must see’. By Renn Offor Victoria Falls, also called known by tge Locals as Mosi-oa-Tunya meaning “smoke that thunders”, is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Statistically speaking, it is the largest waterfall in […]

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Ghana: Experience the Beauty of Nzulezu and Takoradi with AWA

By Friday Nwosu Ghana’s leading domestic and regional airline, Africa World Airlines, is offering Ghanaians and tourists the opportunity to explore the beautiful landscape of Takoradi and its surrounding communities with its newly introduced flight to the region. A statement from the airline said it will be making a daily flight to the Ghanaian city four times a day with […]

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