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March 18, 2018


Asia Pacific Visitor Forecasts 2018-2022

Hong Kong SAR the strongest destination in both average percentage growth and additional arrivals received in 2022 BANGKOK, March 1, 2018 – Hong Kong SAR will lead Asia Pacific destinations in terms of growth over the next five years, according to the just released Asia Pacific Visitor Forecasts 2018-2022 Full Report. Following on from the

UNWTO deepens tourism cooperation with the European Union

Advancing sustainable tourism across Europe is at the center of an agreement signed today between the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the European Parliament. During his first official visit to Brussels (27-28 February), UNWTO Secretary-General, Zurab Pololikashvili, met with the President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani, the European Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship

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Ministers & CEO

Jamaica and Mexico Sign MOU on Multi-Destination Tourism

KINGSTON, Jamaica; January 16, 2018: Jamaica and Mexico have today (January 16, 2018) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), to concretize a multi-destination marketing arrangement which will create ease of travelling between destinations and increase arrivals. The signing, between Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett and Mexican Secretary of Tourism, His Excellency Enrique de

IIPT Celebrates ‘Diplomats for Peace’ in Delhi

This past month, the International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT) organized its inaugural ‘Diplomats for Peace’ event recognizing and celebrating the critical role of Diplomats in nurturing peace and harmony throughout the world. The first-ever event was presented by VFS Global, the world’s leading visa facilitation agency and TravelBiz Monitor, India’s premier Travel and

Minister Bartlett Signs Montego Bay Declaration in Geneva

KINGSTON Jamaica; December 19, 2017: Minister of Tourism Hon. Edmund Bartlett and the outgoing Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Dr. Taleb Rifai today (December 19, 2017) signed the Montego Bay Declaration which will chart the course forward for a sustainable tourism world agenda. Following the signing, which took place during

Bartlett to Present the Montego Bay Declaration at UNWTO Conference in Switzerland

KINGSTON, Jamaica; December 17, 2017: Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett travels to Geneva, Switzerland today (December 17, 2017) , to present the recently unveiled Montego Bay Declaration, to delegates attending the United Nations World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) Closing Ceremony for the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017. “The Declaration of Montego Bay

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ICTP President Lipman: Take a new look at the silos of the Travel & Tourism Sector

Quoting Benjamin Franklin, at the ITB 2030 SDG Countdown Forum, Professor Geoffrey Lipman, President of the International Coalition of Tourism Partners, called for a new look at the Silos in the Travel & Tourism Sector. He congratulated ECOTRANS and its Members for 25 years of committed focus on sustainability and pledged the support of ICTP,

Child Protection

Formed at ITB: Special interest group on Child Protection Through Tourism

Many tourism stakeholders, both from the private or public sector were disappointed when the new secretary-general of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Zurab Pololikashvili, canceled the annual meeting at ITB of the World Tourism Network on Child Protection. The group had met since 1995 at every ITB. This disappointment, however, turned into a good day

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