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06 Apr 17
Partnership Opportunities of the 22nd Session of the UNWTO General Assembly
The General Assembly is the supreme organ of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), at which all 161 UNWTO Member States and Territories ‎congregate every two years to discuss, debate, and exchange...
29 Mar 17
The first UNWTO event in the Pacific Islands sub-region, aligned with the celebrations of the #IY2017 was an immense success in Port Moresby, PNG
The 11th UNWTO Asia/Pacific Executive Training Programme on Tourism Policy and Strategy was held in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea from 20-23 March 2017.  The Programme marked the first UNWTO...
27 Mar 17
Press Release
The role of tourism in reducing poverty discussed at UNWTO Workshop in China
Raising awareness on the relevance of the tourism sector in the reduction of poverty and promoting knowledge sharing on best practices constitute the major objectives of the Workshop for Poverty...
20 Mar 17
Press Release
UNWTO Secretary-General welcomes Japan’s support for tourism when meeting with Prime Minister Abe
“Japan will continue to promote tourism and stress its great potential in people to people understanding as well as its important role in rural area development”, said Prime Minister Abe. On the...
18 Jan 17
Press Release
The World Tourism Organization begins the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development
The event, held in the El Pardo Palace in Madrid, Spain, was attended by the Prime Minister of Georgia, the Vice-President of Honduras, more than 40 tourism ministers and other senior officials from...
04 Jan 17
Press Release
FITUR 2017: UNWTO with a focus on sustainability and tourism in Africa and in the MENA region
UNWTO has prepared a number of events to be held at FITUR, starting with the presentation of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017. Also on January 18 the 13th Edition of...
03 Jan 17
Press Release
The Year Ahead: harnessing the power of tourism to build a better world
I have seen increasing commitment from the international community, with many countries realizing the potential for tourism to become a pillar of their development. This commitment is attested to by...