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March 21, 2019

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The Future of Mountain Tourism: Sustainability and Innovation

The 4th edition of the UNWTO Euro-Asian Mountain Tourism Conference (2-5 March 2019, Berchtesgaden, Germany) highlighted the need for collective efforts in overcoming current challenges that mountain destinations are facing to adapt to new consumer trends and market changes, to address seasonality by diversifying tourism products in an innovative manner while protecting natural and cultural

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Ministers & CEO

Jamaica PM speaks at launch of Global Tourism Resilience & Crisis Management Centre

At the launch of the Global Tourism Resilience & Crisis Management Centre, Jamaica Prime Minister Hon. Andrew Holness shared his thoughts on the importance of the work being initiated today through this Centre not only for tourism, but for the global economy as well. “Over the last several years, governments and societies have become increasingly

Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Bartlett receives TRAVVY Award for Global Tourism Innovation

Jamaica’s Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett was officially presented with 2019 TRAVVY Awards inaugural Chairman’s Award for Global Tourism Innovation for the development of the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Center (GTRCMC) during the launch of the Center on January 30 at the Montego Bay Convention Centre. The award was presented by John Kirk,

Jamaica Prime Minister calls for greater collaboration for sustainable resilience in tourism sector

Prime Minister of Jamaica, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness says that greater effort has to be placed in strengthening linkages with key industries to create a more resilient and sustainable tourism industry. “Crisis management requires coordination and a joint-up approach from the point of view of government and stakeholders. So it is important that we

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Opinion

African Tourism Board plans impressive launch in CapeTown at WTM

The African Tourism Board (ATB) is planning for an impressive launch event during World Travel Market (WTM) in CapeTown, South Africa. On April 11, 2019 from 1530-1730 hours, an international team of experts will conduct an informative and enlightening meeting of African Tourism Boardmembers Ministers of Tourism and leaders of the African and international travel and tourism sector, along with

Opinion

A Plan For Our Kids: Climate Friendly Travel

Deep down, most people know, Travel & Tourism must respond to the eXistential challenge of Climate Change, must fully align with the Paris Agreement targets, and must play a leading role in the Green New Deal paradigm shift. Our sector is a central part of the human activity – social, economic and environmental: its influence

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IIPT India Announces the Winners of the 4th Celebrating Her awards at ITB Berlin

For the fourth consecutive year ITB Berlin will play host to the International Institute for Peace – India’s (IIPT India) Global Awards for Empowered Women in Tourism – “Celebrating Her.”  The IIPTI Global Awards, “Celebrating Her” are intended to acknowledge and felicitate exceptional women in the fields of travel, tourism and hospitality; individuals with a

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5th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism in San Sebastián: Job Creation, Entrepreneurship and Development

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Basque Culinary Center (BCC) are co-organizing the 5th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism, on 2-3 May 2019 in San Sebastián, Spain. The Forum is supported by the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism of Spain, the Basque Government, the Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa and the City Council

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