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February 22, 2018

Why US Travel CEO is now chairman of Chinese World Tourism Alliance ?

During the UNWTO General Assembly in Chengdu, another organization – the World Tourism Alliance (WTA) – was born under the leadership of Dr. Li Jinzao, Chairman of the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA). According to the association’s website and about its statement the organization is a global organization with similar goals the United Nations World

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EAGLE and ETOA partner together to further enhance the collaboration opportunities between Chinese and European tourism professionals

Wednesday, 21st February 2018 EUROPE ASIA GLOBAL LINK EXHIBITIONS (EAGLE), a recently established joint venture between Italian Exhibition Group and VNU Exhibitions Asia, and ETOA – European tourism association, the leading Trade Association for Tour operators and Tourism suppliers, have signed an agreement to strengthen the international presence of their respective platforms. The partnership includes

Supporting tourism development in Africa through better measurement

In an effort to better measure tourism growth and development in Africa, UNWTO signed a Cooperation Agreement with the Nigeria Tourism Development Corporation for the Strengthening of the National Tourism Statistical System of Nigeria and the Development of a Tourism Satellite Account. UNWTO is committed to developing tourism measurement for furthering knowledge of the sector,

European Tourism 2017: Fantastic Results

BRUSSELS, February 13, 2018 — Europe welcomed 671 million international tourist arrivals in 2017, an outstanding 8% growth compared to 2016 (+2%). Europe has consolidated, for the eight consecutive year, its position as the leading destination worldwide. According to the latest European Travel Commission’s “European Tourism 2017-Trends & Prospects”, regional expansion was supported by the

Fernando Hierro, new UNWTO Ambassador for Responsible Tourism

International football star Fernando Hierro has been named Ambassador for Responsible Tourism in a meeting held today at the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), with its Secretary-General, Zurab Pololikashvili. “As tourists, each of us can change the world if we act responsibly with regard to the places, the people and the cultures we visit. I feel

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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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Child Protection

UNWTO’s decision for ITB is not without victims: Children abused through tourism

The activities of the World Tourism Network on Child Protection are co-ordinated by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Secretariat and monitored by an Executive Committee established in November 2000. At least members of this executive commettee thought this was the case. The World Tourism Network on Child Protection is an open-ended network featuring

Child Protection

ECPAT-USA and Marriott International Announce New Partnership to Protect Children from Trafficking

Action by Leading International Hotel Chain Highlights National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month ECPAT-USA, the country’s leading anti-child trafficking policy organization, announced a new partnership with global hospitality company Marriott International to combat and prevent human trafficking and exploitation in all forms. Marking National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, Marriott International signed ECPAT-USA’s

Child Protection

Uber Partners with ECPAT-USA to Help Combat Human Trafficking

All US Driver Partners to Receive In-App Resources to Help Identify and Report Suspected Cases Pledging its commitment to help end human trafficking, Uber has partnered with ECPAT-USA and other leading organizations to provide education and awareness to ALL driver-partners across the United States. Human trafficking often affects the most vulnerable in our communities, whether

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