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05 Sep 16
Teo slams bombing, says Davao remains a ‘safe place’
The Department of Tourism assures the tourists of Davao that the city remains a safe place for visitors and residents alike. This was the statement of the DOT Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo when concerns...
28 Jul 16
UNWTO Conference on Tourism: a Catalyst for Development, Peace and Reconciliation
The joint conference of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) that was incidentally celebrating its Golden Jubilee this year, on “Tourism: a...
14 Jul 16
Press Release
Tourism, a catalyst for peace and development
Community engagement and empowerment, capacity building and training, and public/private sector partnerships are key factors in advancing a culture of peace through tourism in post-conflict societies...
02 Jul 16
Press Release
UNWTO strongly condemns hideous attack in Dhaka
On behalf of the international tourism community, UNWTO conveys its heartfelt sympathy to the families and friends of the victims. "It was with great sorrow that we learned about this tragic news. We...
24 Jun 16
Indonesia’s visa-free policy
  Indonesia’s visa-free policy   The government of the Republic of Indonesia has granted visa-free facility for 169 countries, special administration regions, or particular entities as...
17 Jun 16
IFT trains Cambodian tourism officials and heritage tour guides
The Institute for Tourism Studies (IFT) has been organising a 7-day professional training programme from 14 to 20 June for the officials from APSARA National Authority and heritage tour guides of...
09 Jun 16
Press Release
UNWTO addresses the impact of new technologies on the tourism sector in Japan
The 28th Joint Commission’s meeting discussed UNWTO’s Programme of Work for Asia and the Pacific, the link between tourism and security, and the ethical approach of the sector. The Conference was the...