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September 23, 2018

Posts by: Erik Grimaldi

CTO helps Dominica prepare to cope with the impact of climate change

~ A two-day climate sensitisation and disaster risk management workshop was part of a series of training programmes being conducted by the organisation in that member country ~ The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), the region’s tourism development agency, has been working closely with its member country, Dominica, to be better able to plan for, withstand

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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