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October 18, 2017

WTTC announces Christopher J. Nassetta as Chairman Elect

 The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) today announced the election of Christopher J. Nassetta, President and CEO of Hilton, as the Council’s next Chairman. Mr Nassetta joined Hilton in 2007, bringing with him an extensive background in real estate and hospitality. Since assuming the role of CEO he has transformed the company, bringing Hilton

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WTM Responsible Tourism Award: Who are the 12 finalists?

On the list of finalists this year is a game lodge in Botswana, a fynbos protected area in South Africa, a social enterprise in Vietnam, a tour operator working to benefit local communities in Limpopo, a European city, a group of guest cottages in Kangaroo Valley in Australia and a company enabling travellers to walk from

IBM to present at Caribbean State of the Tourism Industry Conference

The American multinational technology company IBM will present at the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO)’s State of the Tourism Industry Conference (SOTIC) which opens in Grenada next week. IBM’s global industry leader responsible for hospitality and travel related services, Greg Land, will be part of a panel which explores ways in which the Caribbean can use

PATA Micronesia Chapter Wins 2017 Award of Excellence

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) announced the 2017 Award of Excellence was presented to the PATA Micronesia Chapter for their outstanding work promoting the region. PATA Micronesia was recognized for their unique approach to marketing the diverse and expansive region, which encompasses 2,100 islands spread over 2.9 million square miles of Pacific Ocean, “the

CTO and CHTA issue Caribbean post-hurricane update

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) and the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) continue to receive updates from member countries and hotels regarding the recovery and rebuilding efforts following the impact of Hurricanes Irma and Maria in the northern Caribbean and Leeward Islands. The CTO Relief Fund (a 501 c3) helps families and countries rebuild

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Ministers & CEO

Speech of The RT. Hon. Prime Minister, Dr. Edouard Ngirente at the Official Opening of the Africa Hotel Investment Forum

Kigali Convention Centre, October 11th, 2017 KIGALI, Rwanda, October 11, 2017/ — Speech of The RT. Hon. Prime Minister, Dr. Edouard Ngirente at the Official Opening of the Africa Hotel Investment Forum. • Honourable Ministers, • Chief Executive Officer, RDB • Chief Executive Officer of Bench Events, • Distinguished Guests, • Ladies and Gentlemen, Good

New PATA CEO 2018-2021 confirmed

The new PATA CEO has been confirmed by the Executive Board of the Pacific Asia Travel Association. PATA has extended the contract of Chief Executive Officer Dr. Mario Hardy for a period of three years commencing January 1, 2018. PATA Chairperson Sarah Mathews said, “I am delighted that Mario has agreed to continue as our Chief Executive

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Opinion

UNESCO, UNWTO and Palestine: USA and Israel leaving UNESCO

At the recent UNWTO General Assembly in Chengdu,  China, one discussion point was the acceptance of Palestine as a full member. Backroom diplomacy, pressure by Israel to leave UNWTO and pressure by the United States caused for Palestine to postpone a vote on their full membership to the world tourism body for another 2 years. The

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Mzembi appointed Foreign Minister of Zimbabwe

The outspoken and often referred to as the youthful Minister of Tourism for Zimbabwe, Hon. Dr. Walter Mzembi, was appointed as the Minister of Foreign Affairs this evening. This was the result of a cabinet reshuffle by President Mugabe. The new Minister of Tourism and Hospitality is the Hon. E. Mbwembwe. Edgar Mbwembwe was re-elected

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Manchester Wins First Climate smART Museum Award

29th September, 2017 London The Climate smART Award is the first cultural initiative of SUNx – Strong Universal Network, which exists to actively encourage the massive Travel & Tourism sector to play a leading role in response to eXistential Climate Change. It is a legacy to our friend Maurice Strong, a champion of Sustainable Development

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