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June 25, 2018

Posts by: Juergen Steinmetz

UNWTO Policy dismantled and destroyed: Can the Executive Council save UNWTO?

Will members of the UNWTO Executive Council stand silent in San Sebastian today?  Will Executive Council countries stand behind Secretary General Zurab Pololikashvili, or will they respect the legacy of Dr. Taleb Rifai? Today is the day many concerned about the future of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) have been looking forward to. Today is the

UNWTO says NO to Peace Through Tourism

It took just one short email for World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvil’s Azerbaijani chief of staff to destroy three years of hard work and expectation by Louis D’Amore, known as the man behind Peace Through Tourism. D’Amore is the founder and president of the International Institute for Peace Through Tourism (IIPT). IIPT is recognized

From his hospital bed Dr. Walter Mzembi appeals to President Mnangagwa: God bless and heal Zimbabwe!

Dr. Walter Mzembi was known as one of the longest-serving tourism ministers in the world and competed for the post of UNWTO Secretary-General in 2017. Dr. Mzembi was appointed Foreign Minister for Zimbabwe for a short time before his government was overturned by a military take-over on November 17, 2017. Dr. Mzembi, recently diagnosed with

UNWTO Towards 2030: Making tourism smarter, more competitive and more responsible

UNWTO released this report  of the Secretary-General Part I: Current situation and activities (b) Management vision and priorities The 108th Executive council will come in San Sebastián, Spain, 23-25 May 2018 to decide about the following items INTRODUCTION The sustained growth of tourism over the last decades bring immense opportunities for socioeconomic welfare, poverty alleviation

Joint EU-UNWTO report provides better understanding of tourism in the European Union

The new report ‘European Union Tourism Trends’, prepared by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in cooperation with the European Commission, underscores tourism’s major social and economic benefits for 28 countries comprising the European Union (EU). EU destinations welcomed 538 million international overnight visitors in 2017, 40% of the world total. EU accommodation establishments provide over

A new Minister of Tourism in Seychelles: Didier Dogley

Seychelles President Denny Faure announced yesterday a Cabinet reshuffle in the Indian Ocean Republic involving a reduction in the size of the Cabinet which now has ten ministers in addition to the President and the Vice President. President Denny Faure will retain all his portfolios which include the Department of Defence, Legal Affairs, and Public Administration.

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