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July 20, 2018

Carol Weaving, Managing Director of Reed Exhibition: A new Board Member of the African Tourism Board

The World Travel Market is only major travel trade event under the brand of Reed Exhibition. The newly founded African Tourism Board has a new Board member. Carol Weaving, managing director of Reed Exhibition, the world’s largest and most respected exhibition company joined the African Tourism Board as a Board member. “The African Tourism Board

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Tourism and Construction have Power to Lead Move to Sustainable Economies

Madrid, Spain, 19 July 2018 – From infrastructure and communication to food production and transport, tourism and construction play key roles in a circular economy framework that supports sustainable development. The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), together with the Sustainable Buildings and Construction Programme of the One Planet Network, addressed this challenge during the United Nations

WTTC congratulates the EU on the adoption of the new European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS)

EU on the adoption of the new European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS), a pre-authorization system which allows the EU to know who is entering the EU, from where and if they pose a risk to EU security. When ETIAS comes into operation, all visa-exempt third-country nationals who plan to travel to the Schengen

Fiona Jeffrey OBE new Chair of ATTA

Fiona Jeffery OBE has been appointed new Chair of the African Travel & Tourism Association (Atta), succeeding former chair Julian Edmunds. Fiona has served on the Atta board for four years as Industry Relations Director, and has had a long and accomplished career in the travel and tourism industry. Responsible for World Travel Market (WTM)

Seoul to host 7th UNWTO Global Summit on Urban Tourism

The UNWTO Secretariat announced that the 7th UNWTO Global Summit on Urban Tourism, will be held on 16-19 September in Seoul, Republic of Korea, under the theme ‘A 2030 Vision for Urban Tourism’. The summit, co-organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Seoul Metropolitan Government and supported by the Ministry of Culture, Sports

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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

UNWTO Commission for Africa meeting has 26 countries attending

Tourism ministers from 26 African countries will attend the 61st United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Commission for Africa (CAF) meeting in Abuja from June 4-6. This was disclosed by Nigerian Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed on Friday. The African ministers are part of the 180 foreign delegates that will attend the three-

PATA elects new executive board

BANGKOK, May 31, 2018 — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the election of Dr. Chris Bottrill, Director, International and Dean of the Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts at Capilano University in North Vancouver, Canada as Chairman of the Association’s Executive Board. He replaces Ms. Sarah Mathews, Head of Destination

Quality in Hawaii Tourism: Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell on a global UNWTO stage in China

Creating a Quality Tourism Experience in Hawaii was on center stage at the 2018 International Mayor’s Forum on Tourism (IMFT)-Zhengzhou, China. The conference was held by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the People’s Republic of China and the People’s Government of Henan Province in collaboration with World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). This global event

Public private partnership key to innovation and sustainable growth, WTTC chief tells UNWTO

Speaking at the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Executive Council in San Sebastian, Spain, today, WTTC President & CEO Gloria Guevara indicated her support for new UNWTO Secretary General, Zurab Pololikashvili and highlighted the importance of public private partnership in the Travel & Tourism sector. Travel & Tourism, which already accounts for 10.4% of GDP and

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Tourism: China will show the way on climate resilient

“The Paris clock keeps ticking and we need bold imaginative actions to respond” Professor Geoffrey Lipman said in his keynote remarks. “The China Summer Tourism Program exactly meets that need, encouraging travel to areas like Jilin, where climate extremes are less intensive and where local populations will benefit from the economic uplift. At the same

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UNWTO and IE Business School join forces to promote academia in tourism

Madrid (Spain), June 29, 2018 – The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and IE Business School, one of the world’s leading executive education centers, have agreed to join forces to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in the tourism sector. Both will promote the role of academia within tourism innovation. UNWTO has invited IE Business School to provide

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New Partnership between PATA and SKAL

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and Skål International have announced a new organisational partnership, recognising the importance of promoting the responsible development of the travel and tourism in the Asia Pacific region. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by PATA CEO Dr. Mario Hardy and Skål International CEO Daniela Otero during the recent

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UNWTO: Use technology for more sustainable tourism management

As the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) held its 2nd World Conference on Smart Destinations in the Spanish city of Oviedo (25-27 June 2018), Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili emphasized how new technologies can and should enable a more universal approach to sustainable tourism. “Technology helps us to better manage our social, cultural and environmental impacts. And if

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