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|14 July 2016||
Tourism, a catalyst for peace and development
Tourism can play a key role in building peace and supporting reconciliation processes, concluded the UNWTO Conference on ‘Tourism, a catalyst for development, peace and reconciliation’ held in Passikudah, Sri Lanka between 11 and 14 July.
|2 July 2016||
UNWTO strongly condemns hideous attack in Dhaka
UNWTO strongly condemns the hideous attack perpetrated yesterday in a cafe in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
|24 June 2016||Indonesia’s visa-free policy|
|17 June 2016||IFT trains Cambodian tourism officials and heritage tour guides|
|9 June 2016||
UNWTO addresses the impact of new technologies on the tourism sector in Japan
Over 400 participants from 26 countries gathered in the city of Nara, Japan, to discuss the impact that new technologies are having on the tourism sector and how these can help the sector to further develop at the UNWTO International Conference on Tourism and Technology. It was conducted within the framework of the 28th Joint Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for East Asia and the Pacific and South Asia from 1-4 June 2016.
|30 May 2016||IFT in collaboration with UNWTO to provide training for Cambodian Tourism Department & heritage tour guides in June|
|27 May 2016||IFT and Cornell University School of Hotel Administration co-organise Executive Development Programme on “Leadership and Motivation”|
|20 May 2016||
First World Conference on Tourism for Development: Premier Li of China calls for higher financing for development in tourism
The role of tourism in fighting poverty and building peace were the key focus of the First World Conference on Tourism for Development. Opening the conference, Premier Li Keqiang underlined the role of tourism in lifting people out of poverty and the importance of stepping up international cooperation in tourism. The event, organized by UNWTO and the Government of the People’s Republic of China, gathered in Beijing 1000 participants from over 100 countries.
|19 May 2016||
1st World Conference on Tourism for Development opens this week in Beijing
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Government of the People’s Republic of China will host the First World Conference on Tourism for Development on 19 May. Under the theme ‘Tourism for Peace and Development’, the event is the first high-level meeting to address how tourism can contribute to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 universal goals.
|8 May 2016||
Ceremony for the adoption of the agreement on the establishment of the International ST-EP Organization takes place in Seoul
The ceremony for the adoption of the agreement on the establishment of the International ST-EP Organization took place in Seoul, Republic of Korea with the presence of tourism ministers, ambassadors and senior officials from 40 countries. The event was attended by the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Korea, Kim Jongdeok, the Second Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cho Tae-yul, UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai as well as the Chairperson of the ST-EP Foundation, Amb. Dho Young-shim (28 March, 2016).