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November 19, 2018

Posts by: Juergen Steinmetz

Gobekli Tepe in Turkey added to UNESCO World Heritage List

Gobekli Tepe, considered “The Oldest Temple in the World,” has been added to the UNESCO World Heritage List, making this the 18th UNESCO recognized site in Turkey. The inscription took place during the 42nd World Heritage Committee meeting in Manama Krakow, Bahrain, recently. According to UNESCO, Gobekli Tepe, in the Germus mountains of south-eastern Anatolia, presents “monumental

A New Direction For Hawaii Tourism Management?

The morning before the February 28, 2018, joint House & Senate Tourism Committee informational briefing on the 2018 state audit of the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), the Honolulu Star-Advertiser headline read, “State Auditor Clasts HTA For Lax Oversight and Accountability.” The revealing and often combative legislative briefing lasted for over two hours. eTurboNews originally reported

eTurboNews joined the Caribbean Tourism Organization

eTN Corporation, the owner of eTurboNews officially joined the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) as a member this week. The Caribbean Tourism Organization is a tourism development agency with 24 Dutch, English, Spanish, and French country members along with a myriad of private-sector allied members. The CTO’s vision is to position the Caribbean as the most

Child Prostitution in Malaysia: A Haven for Human Trafficking generating Tourism Revenue

Is Child abuse through Tourism part of “Malaysia Truly Asia” ?  Tourism is big business in Malaysia. Abusing children is more lucrative than exploiting adults in the travel and tourism industry. According to Child Rights International Network,  Malaysia is a Haven for Child Prostitution. Child Protection may no longer be a priority for UNWTO after Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili

Fiona Jeffrey OBE new Chair of ATTA

Fiona Jeffery OBE has been appointed new Chair of the African Travel & Tourism Association (Atta), succeeding former chair Julian Edmunds. Fiona has served on the Atta board for four years as Industry Relations Director, and has had a long and accomplished career in the travel and tourism industry. Responsible for World Travel Market (WTM)

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

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