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November 21, 2017

Dear Zimbabwe Military: It’s time for military diplomacy

Zimbabwe is facing a new reality after military intervention and the removal of their longtime president Robert Mugabe. It’s time for military diplomacy to show the people friendly side of the Zimbabwe Military. This is a message echoed by senior travel and tourism leaders from around the world. The International Institute for Peace Through Tourism


UNWTO: International tourism on track for a record year

Demand for international tourism remained strong during the Northern Hemisphere summer peak season. International tourist arrivals in July and August totalled over 300 million for the first time ever according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Many destinations reported double-digit growth, in particular in the Mediterranean. Between January and August 2017, destinations worldwide welcomed 901

2018 EU-China Tourism Year: The World Bridge Tourism conference

In one of the last actions before the official kick-off of the 2018 EU-China Tourism Year, a conference and B2B matchmaking event are taking place in London on 2-3 November. The World Bridge Tourism conference was brought together by the China Outbound Tourism Research Institute and will engage with two headline discussions: new service trends

SELA and ALADI join forces to promote trade facilitation in Latin America and the Caribbean!

The Latin American and Caribbean Economic System (SELA) and the Latin American Integration Association (ALADI) will promote joint actions in the economic, social and trade areas in the region. The Permanent Secretary of SELA, Ambassador Javier Paulinich, and the Secretary General of the Latin American Integration Association (ALADI), Alejandro de la Peña Navarrete, signed the

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UNWTO expresses confidence on tourism in Madagascar

The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Taleb Rifai has visited Madagascar to express the Organization’s full support to the tourism sector. Madagascar’s tourism is facing a challenging situation following a plague outbreak which has prompted some countries to implement travel restrictions with Madagascar. Mr Rifai recalled the World Health Organization (WHO) advises no

Minister Bartlett to give update of UNWTO Global Conference

Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett will host a press briefing in association with the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce, where he will provide an update on the conference to members of the media and directors of the MBCC. The United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), Government of Jamaica, World Bank Group and Inter-American Development

FCCA Chairman Adam Goldstein Endorses UNWTO Conference

KINGSTON, Jamaica; October 25, 2017: The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) has announced their endorsement of the United Nations World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) global conference to be held in Jamaica in November. Adam Goldstein, who is the FCCA’s Executive Committee Chairman and current President and COO of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, gave the endorsement to Tourism

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I am a fugitive, but I’m touched: Zimbabwe Foreign Minister Walter Mzembi speaks to eTN

Dr. Walter Mzembi, Foreign Minister of Zimbabwe is a fugitive. In response and within hours the Global Tourism Family is coming together today after a military intervention in Zimbabwe caused confusion, arrests, and uncertainty. The current foreign minister for Zimbabwe had the post of the Tourism Ministry for many years. From an undisclosed location Minister


Madagascar welcomes tourists with open arms after plague

The message after a UNWTO crisis meeting in London today was: Travel and Tourism to Madagascar is open again. Plague is history. Madagascar is ready to welcome tourists with open arms again. It was a day of relief today for Madagascar tourism and Roland Ratsiraka at the ongoing World Travel Market in London. The Hon. Roland


Winner of UNWTO Travel Competition announced

The travelers’ competition closed with 2,400 submissions and one lucky winner: Katie Diederichs, who will be embarking on an unforgettable trip across six different countries to tell the world how tourism can make a positive change. Three weeks after being launched, the Travellers´ Competition closed with 2,400 submissions. All eligible entries received were judged based

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