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June 25, 2018

Posts by: George Taylor

UNWTO Secretary-General criticized WorldTourismWire at packed Madrid Ambassador meeting

At yesterdays UNWTO Ambassador meeting in Madrid, ahead of the General Assembly next month in China, the outgoing Secretary General, Dr. Taleb Rifai, chose to make curiously timed, critical remarks about investigative media articles by eTN and WorldTourismWire related to the UNWTO Secretary General election, threatening with legal action. Rifai introduced Ambassador  Zurab Pololikashvili the widely

UNWTO Aug 25 meeting in Madrid will have surprise guests

As reported by WorldTourismWire the UNWTO Secretary General called for a meeting of Madrid based ambassadors on August 25  to discuss the General Assembly. Most certainly Zimbabwe’s concern about flaws in the election process of the nominated Secretary General Zurab Pololikashvili should be a major issue for debate. It appears WorldTourismWire reports encouraged Ambassador Rudo Chitiga from

The UNWTO Election Fiasco Continues

Is the UNWTO blocking Walter Mzembi’s proposal for agenda items on widespread Secretary-General election irregularities to be presented to the full General Assembly next month in Chengdu, China? It appears that may well be the very unfortunate case. In recent days, the UNWTO disingenuously proposed to put Zimbabwe’s agenda items to the Executive Council, instead

UNWTO meeting to discuss General Assembly with Zurab but without Mzembi

The UNWTO Secretariat confirmed to WorldTourismWire the organization was holding a routine meeting on for all  Embassies and UNWTO Permanent Representatives based in Madrid to update them on a series of issues related to the Organization, including the upcoming UNWTO General Assembly. The meeting is scheduled for August 25, 2017. The Secretary-General will brief participants

World Tourism Wire Investigation: A Cease and Desist Notice from UNWTO

WorldTourismWire (WTW) is an independent publication based in the United States with the official domain www.worldtourismwire.com .  As stated on the “About” page of WorldTourismWire, this publication concentrates on reporting about issues close to leading travel and tourism organizations including UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organization), WTTC (World Travel and Tourism Council), ETOA (European Tourism Association), PATA

Prof Lipman: Surely he cannot be serious?

I read with interest the commentary filed by Professor Lipman, and published on your most informative site,  concerning the ongoing controversies surrounding the outcome of the Madrid Executive Council election for a new UNWTO Secretary General and the possibility of that outcome being challenged during the forthcoming General Assembly in China. I was disappointed, to

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