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April 26, 2018

Posts by: Juergen Steinmetz

Tourism experts attended Saudi Arabia Hotel Investment Conference

Tourism leaders recently attended the Saudi Arabia Hotel Investment Conference at the Marriott Convention Centre, Riyadh Marriott Hotel on February 26. Some of the speakers included:  Dr Hamad Al Ismail, Vice President for Investment & Tourism Development, Saudi Commission for Tourism & National Heritage, Dr Badr Al Badr Chief Executive Officer, Dur Hospitality, Kamel Ajami, Vice President, Operations,

ICTP takes the initiative after UNWTO cancels ITB meeting on Child Protection

After UNWTO unexpectedly canceled the traditional yearly meeting of the Executive Task Group for Child Protection, this wire reached out to UNWTO members. The overall response was a disappointment by many, but there was also hope. (Click to read here) As a last minute effort, The International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP)  organized an informal meeting

Marcelo Risi back at UNWTO as Senior Media Officer of Communications & Publications

Marcelo Risi is the new Senior Media Officer of Communications & Publications for the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) He took a 2 year leave of absence from UNWTO and quietly returned under the new leadership of UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili. Marcelo is a Senior communications professional with 20+ years experience in the United Nations, international

Why US Travel CEO Roger Dow is now Vice Chairman of Chinese World Tourism Alliance?

During the UNWTO General Assembly in Chengdu, another organization – the World Tourism Alliance (WTA) – was born under the leadership of Dr. Li Jinzao, Chairman of the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA). According to the association’s website and  its about  statement the organization is a global organization with similar goals the United Nations World

Murdering a tourism minister, an UNWTO Event and a witch hunt: Bizarre!

Chilling details have emerged targeting a long time international public servant, and one of the longest-serving tourism ministers to be murdered.  The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), and a new UNWTO event planned in Zimbabwe under the leadership of  secretary general Zurab Pololikashvili,  is all part of a broader internal mess this southern African country Zimbabwe is

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