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25 August 2011 UNWTO calls for contributions for a study on Climate Change Initiatives in tourism across Asia and the Pacific.
22 August 2011 UNWTO and SNV partner to advance tourism training for the informal sector in developing countries
Capacity building and knowledge transfer are at the center of competitive destinations and sustainable development efforts. A new project, High Impact Tourism Training (HITT), implemented by SNV Netherlands Development Organisation with support from UNWTO, will provide training to 8.000 tourism workers and entrepreneurs from the informal sector in seven developing countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.  
16 August 2011 UNWTO Asia/Pacific Executive Training Program on Tourism Policy and Strategy
12 August 2011 "China Daily" reports on Zhangjiajie Sustainable Tourism Observatory
11 August 2011 Egypt to host official World Tourism Day celebrations
The Egyptian city of Aswan will host the official 2011 World Tourism Day (WTD) celebrations, which will include a High-Level Think Tank on this year’s theme, ‘Tourism – Linking Cultures’ (27 September 2011).
10 August 2011 United Nations Secretary-General highlights tourism’s contribution to global solidarity ahead of World Tourism Day 2011
19 July 2011 UNWTO and China open third observatory for sustainable tourism development
UNWTO and China have opened a third Sustainable Tourism Observatory to monitor the environmental and socio-economic impacts of tourism.
15 July 2011 UNWTO statement on bombings in Mumbai, India
15 July 2011 Tourism Ministers to discuss how to consolidate recovery at World Travel Market
The fifth and largest UNWTO Ministers’ Summit held in cooperation with World Travel Market will look at how the travel and tourism sector can prosper following the global downturn (London, UK, 8 November 2011).
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