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UNWTO Launches Responsible Use of Ratings and Reviews

Tourism stakeholders convened in Krakow, Poland, from 26-28 April for the 13th World Tourism Organization International Congress on Ethics to underline the need to continue advancing the ethical framework of the sector. The Krakow Conference has served to present the ...

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The Race for UNWTO Secretary-General

The United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) announced the names of seven candidates who will be competing in the race for the top tourism industry post of Secretary-General to replace Taleb Rifai when his term ends in December this year. ...

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UNWTO Announces Secretary-General Candidates

UNWTO Secretary General Candidates 2017

The United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has officially announced the names of the seven candidates who will be competing in the race for the top post of Secretary-General to replace Taleb Rifai when his term ends in December this ...

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South African Heads World’s Guides

The World Federation of Tourist Guides Associations has appointed a South African tourist guide as its new President. Alushca Ritchie, a registered tourist guide for the Western Cape, was appointed to head the internationally recognised body at the 17th biennial ...

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PMAESA Endorses Alain St.Ange for UNWTO Top Post

The Port Management Association of Eastern and Southern Africa (PMAESA), based in Mombassa, Kenya, has pledged its support of Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Candidate for the post of Secretary-General of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). Ports are an ...

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Camaraderie in Race for UNWTO Top Post

A wonderful demonstration of ethics and values was evident at the launch of the campaign hosted by the Brazilian Ambassador in Spain for the upcoming elections for the post of Secretary-General for the UNWTO by Marcio Favilla at the Brazil ...

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Seychelles Candidate for UNWTO Secretary General heads for Madrid

Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Candidate for the position of Secretary-General of the UNWTO, left the Seychelles on Monday afternoon via Ethiopian Airlines and arrived in Madrid last night, ready to present his official documents and formalise his candidature this week. As he ...

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New Year Message from UNWTO

Dear friends, I write to you as I begin my final year as UNWTO Secretary-General, a position I have been privileged to hold for almost seven years at an Agency I have been proud to serve for the past decade. ...

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Nearly One Billion Tourists Globally

Destinations around the world welcomed 956 million international tourists between January and September 2016. According to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer, this is 34 million (4%) more than the same 2015 period. By Rut Gomez Sobrino. Demand for international ...

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Global Tourist Arrivals Up 4%

According to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer, international tourist arrivals worldwide grew by 4% between January and June 2016 compared to the same period last year. Destinations worldwide received 561 million international tourists (overnight visitors), 21 million more than ...

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Thomson Safaris Partners with AWF

As the plight of wildlife in Africa becomes increasingly dire, partnership will boost education and empower tourists to give back. On Sunday, September 27, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) will celebrate World Tourism Day under the theme “1 ...

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Adventure Tourism Growth

The latest edition of UNWTO‘s ‘Global Report on Adventure Tourism’ cites Visa Facilitation as one of the most important areas to adventure tourism growth for destinations, writes Des Langkilde. In the foreword to Volume nine of the UNWTO’s ‘Global Report ...

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