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September 23, 2018

Posts by: Juergen Steinmetz

Jamaica to Host Tourism Resilience Summit

Jamaica’s Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett has announced that Jamaica will host a resilience summit with key global stakeholders and thought leaders on September 13 at the University of the West Indies, Mona. The date was selected to commemorate hurricanes Irma and Maria, two of the most devastating weather systems to have affected the region.

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

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

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