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February 22, 2018

Posts by: Juergen Steinmetz

Joined and inspired by travel and tourism: eTN issues a Mele Kalikimaka

The eTN Team in Hawaii is in Holiday spirit today and issued a Mele Kalikimaka, a Hawaiian Phrase for Merry Christmas, to share this magical spirit of Christmas and Aloha with their 230,000 travel industry subscribers, with their 17,000 journalist subscribers interested in travel and tourism news, and their fans of 1.3 million readers everywhere on the globe

Carlos Vogeler not fired by UNWTO

On December 9, WorldTourismWire published an article entitled UNWTO Revenge: “Zurab Pololikashvil fired Carlos Vogeler.” This headline was now changed to “Zurab Pololikashvil will not keep Executive Director Carlos Vogeler.” Why did WorldTourismWire change this headline? There are many different sources of information this wire and eTN receives about UNWTO activities, including from an “anonymous chat group,

UNWTO Holiday Staff Party: Zurab Pololikashvili showed up and left everyone in suspense

Zurab Pololikashvili showed up at the traditional holiday party on Friday – and the rest is worth a story leaving 100+ staffers in suspense. On Friday the 100+ UNWTO employees and politically appointed directors gathered for their traditional and annual holiday party lunch in Madrid. All directors, the outgoing Secretary General and the rest of

UNWTO Revenge? Zurab Pololikashvil will not keep Executive Director Carlos Vogeler

At the UNWTO  Conference on Jobs and Inclusive Growth in Montego Bay Jamaica, November 29 was all about honoring Carlos Vogeler, executive director UNWTO during the final session. Vogeler was honored by the Jamaica Minister Bartlett for 9 years hard work for UNWTO. The Hon. Ed Bartlett, Minister of Tourism for Jamaica told 1400 attending delegates it’s about

UNWTO Tonight: What all happened at the Jamaica Gala Dinner?

Jamaica again is the center of world tourism tonight when Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Edward Bartlett invited to the official Gala Dinner for delegates attending the  UNWTO Global Conference on Jobs and Inclusive Growth: Partnerships for Sustainable Tourism in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Attended by the heads of state from Jamaica, St. Lucia and the Dominican Republic

Should laws be on the books that harm tourism and are not enforced?

Homosexual acts are illegal in Barbados, with a life sentence. The Society of American Travel Writers selected Barbados to host their next annual convention in 2018. Some members voiced their concern to promote Barbados as a destination due to anti-gay sodomy laws on the books. The SATW Board of directors defended their decision to accept Barbados and issued

Jamaica Tourism Minister launches 2017 Tourism Service Excellence Awards

To recognize individuals and organizations that consistently make significant contributions to Jamaica’s thriving tourism sector, Minister of Tourism Hon. Edmund Bartlett officially launched the Tourism Service Excellence Awards (TSEA) on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, at the Liguanea Club in New Kingston. TSEA, which was conceptualized by Minister Bartlett in 2008, is geared at recognizing and

INTERPOL honors NGO for fighting child sexual exploitation

ECPAT, a network of organizations working to tackle the sexual exploitation of children, has been presented with a prestigious award by the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) at a ceremony held in Lyon, France today. The “Crimes Against Children” Award from INTERPOL’s Crimes Against Children team recognizes the more than two decades that ECPAT has

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