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September 24, 2017

Transcript: Walter Mzembi address to the UNWTO General Assembly

Minister of Tourism and Hospitality for Zimbabwe Dr. Walter Mzembi addressed the General Assembly of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in Chengdu, China on Wednesday. This is a transcript of his presentation: Excellencies, Colleague Ministers, Ladies, and Gentlemen – Let me Congratulate the People’s Republic of China on its grand hosteship of the 22nd GA

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UNWTO deeply saddened by the devastating earthquake in Mexico

The World Tourism Organization expresses its heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of all those affected by the earthquake in Mexico. “Today the whole tourism community is with Mexico and its people. We stand ready to support Mexico and its people in this difficult moment” said UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai. “A top world tourism

22nd UNWTO General Assembly in China: a week of important achievements

The approval of the Chengdu Declaration on Tourism and the Sustainable Development Goals, the adoption of the Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics and the appointment by consensus of Zurab Pololikashvili as Secretary-General for 2018-2021 were only some of the achievements of the 22nd session of the General Assembly of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), held

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Interview: Chairman of the World Committee on Tourism Ethics

Appointed as Chairman of the World Committee on Tourism Ethics in 2013, Pascal Lamy has been instrumental in the process of presenting the Convention on Tourism Ethics to the 22nd UNWTO General Assembly. Here, he is interviewed at the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) GA meeting in Chengdu, China. Q. The exponential growth of the

Interview with UNWTO Secretary General elected

UNWTO General Assembly Daily published this prepared interview with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to the Kingdom of Spain, the Principality of Andorra, the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria and the Kingdom of Morocco, Zurab Pololikashvili, has been appointed by the General Assembly of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) as its next Secretary General.

World Travel & Tourism Council congratulates new UNWTO Secretary General

Gloria Guevara, President & CEO, World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) today congratulated HE Zurab Pololikashvili on his election to the role of Secretary General of the UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). Speaking from Chengdu, China, at the UNWTO General Assembly, Ms Guevara said: “On behalf of WTTC and its Members I congratulate Mr Pololikashvili

Interview: Director of Chengdu Municipal Tourism Bureau

Chengdu, host of the 22nd session of the UNWTO General Assembly, and capital of the Sichuan province, has been described as the ‘Best Tourist City of China’. The Director of the Municipal Tourism Bureau, Duoyang Nemu, explains for the GA Daily the meaning of this title. Q – Chengdu has been named “Best Tourist City

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The leadership of the UNWTO and the WTTC and why it matters

Known as a risk and crisis management expert, former head of Israel Tourism in Australia, Dr David Beirman Ph.D joined the recent debate on the recently concluded UNWTO General Assembly and wrote: In recent months there has been considerable debate in some sections of the travel industry media about the upcoming appointment of a successor

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Hurricane Irma and Caribbean tourism: A Special Meeting at the UNWTO GA

Initiated by Jamaica’s minister of Tourism Edward Bartlett, a Special Meeting was organized on the occasion of the UNWTO’s 22nd General Assembly in to discuss how to support the destinations affected by Hurricane Irma and the earthquake that struck the southern coast of Mexico. Combining a press conference discussing the upcoming sustainable tourism conference in

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UNWTO General Assembly: See you in St. Petersburg in 2019!

Saint Petersburg in Russia has been selected to be the host of the 23rd session of the UNWTO General Assembly in 2019. The selection was made at the 22nd session, currently being conducted in Chengdu, China. Widely admired for its majestic architecture, cultural richness and historical significance, Saint Petersburg includes treasures within the art collections

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Interview with CNN’s Richard Quest

Foremost international business broadcaster Richard Quest is one of the best-known faces of the CNN team. Quest, who moderated the 22nd UNWTO General Assembly’s high-level debate on tourism and the SDGs, shares his views on the prospects of the sector. Q – You have been reporting about the tourism sector for the last decade. How

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