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September 20, 2018

U.S. Travel Lauds President’s Embrace of VWP for Poland

WASHINGTON (September 18, 2018)—U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on comments by President Trump during the visit of Polish President Andrzej Duda that the administration will explore adding Poland to the Visa Waiver Program (VWP): “The U.S. travel community has long evangelized the Visa Waiver Program as perhaps the


UNWTO Conference: Innovative tourism experiences in urban destinations

Madrid, Spain, 19 September 2018 – Innovation, traveller demand for diverse and authentic experiences in cities, and urban tourism governance models will be the central themes of the “UNWTO Conference on City Breaks: Creating Innovative Experiences”, to be held in Valladolid, Spain, on 15-16 October 2018. The conference will address the future of urban tourism,

New UNWTO Report Helps Cities Manage Impact of Tourism

Madrid, Spain, 14 September 2018 – The tourism sector’s shift in focus towards innovation and experiences, and traveller demand for diverse and immediate experiences in cities, will underpin the discussions of the UNWTO Conference on City Breaks: Creating Innovative Experiences (15-16 October 2018) in Valladolid, Spain. Development of city breaks can enhance tourism’s benefits on

Candidates for the CTO Allied Board of Directors

The Caribbean Tourism Organization annual conference is coming up in Nassau, the Bahamas in two weeks. Elections for the allied CTO Board of Directors for the 2018-2020 will be on the agenda. Here are the candidates: DAVID BAHLMAN: Vice President, Tourism & Hospitality Division  ADARA I have successfully driven hotel revenue as a Director of Hotel Sales

A Global Success: 1st UNWTO Tourism Startup Competition in Collaboration with Globalia

• More than 3000 projects from 132 countries were presented • It constitutes an initial mapping of entrepreneurial and pioneering talent on disruptive innovation for sustainable tourism businesses • The 20 semi-finalists will present their projects at the official celebration of World Tourism Day to potential investors and partners Madrid, Spain, 13 September 2018 –

African Tourism Board is calling to join its steering committee

Where Africa becomes one destination. This is the tagline for the newly found African Tourism Board (ATB), a public priate partnership initiative by the International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) The African Tourism Board currently has 168 members in the following countries: Botswana Cameroon China Comoros Congo (Rep of the) Côte d’Ivoire Egypt Ethiopia Germany

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Bartlett Lauds Travel Agents as Valued Tourism Partners

OCHO RIOS, St Ann, Jamaica, September 17, 2018: Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett has lauded travel agents as “true partners for Jamaica” as the destination consistently attains record visitor arrivals, especially over the past two years. The accolade was showered on the travel agents on Saturday night as the Tourism Minister delivered the keynote

Jamaica to Host Tourism Resilience Summit

Jamaica’s Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett has announced that Jamaica will host a resilience summit with key global stakeholders and thought leaders on September 13 at the University of the West Indies, Mona. The date was selected to commemorate hurricanes Irma and Maria, two of the most devastating weather systems to have affected the region.

eTurboNews joined the Caribbean Tourism Organization

eTN Corporation, the owner of eTurboNews officially joined the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) as a member this week. The Caribbean Tourism Organization is a tourism development agency with 24 Dutch, English, Spanish, and French country members along with a myriad of private-sector allied members. The CTO’s vision is to position the Caribbean as the most

ETOA’s Nick Greenfield loses battle with cancer

Wednesday, 13th June 2018 ETOA, the European tourism association, is deeply saddened to announce that Nick Greenfield, Head of Tour Operator Relations, died on Sunday morning, following an eight-year battle with cancer. He had been working continually until last week. After freelancing for several years, Nick joined ETOA full time in 2010 as Head of

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How Rwanda Redrock Tourism project engages visitors and reduce poverty through sustainable education programs?

Tourism can make a difference, and Greg Bakunzi from Redrock Rwanda is showing the Rwanda style approach as an example of leading the way in poverty reduction through education involving tourism and visitors. The United Nations defined sustainability as “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their

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