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April 26, 2018

Ministers & CEO

Farewell to former Lesotho Minister of Tourism

The Honorable Mamahele Radebe, former Minister of Tourism for Lesotho, passed away on Saturday, March 31, 2018, after a long illness. Thato Mohasoa, who served as Principal Secretary for the Ministry of Tourism Environment and Culture, under the Honorable Minister Mamahele Radebe wrote this tribute in his personal capacity. We lost Honorable Mamahele Radebe on

Brazil has a new Minister of Tourism

Vinicius Lummertz has become the new Minister of Tourism in Brazil. Previously President of the Brazilian Tourism Board’s – EMBRATUR, Mr. Lummertz takes the position today, April 10, following on from Mr. Marx Beltrão. Vinicius Lummertz holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the American University of Paris, a postgraduate degree from Harvard University’s

UNWTO Secretary General meets President of Azerbaijan

The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Zurab Pololikashvili met H.E. Mr. Ilham Aliyev, President of Republic of Azerbaijan to discuss the development of the tourism sector in the country and how to further strengthen cooperation between Azerbaijan and UNWTO. The following issues were addressed during the meeting: the 10th Anniversary of the Baku

PATA appoints Trevor Weltman as Chief of Staff

BANGKOK, March 29, 2018 — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has appointed Mr. Trevor Weltman as Chief of Staff effective April 2, 2018. Reporting to PATA CEO Dr. Mario Hardy, he will be responsible for planning, managing, coordinating and executing the Association’s various activities. Dr. Hardy said, “It gives me great pleasure to welcome

UNWTO chief meets Prime Minister of Kazakhstan to strengthen cooperation

The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Mr Zurab Pololikashvili, paid an official visit to Kazakhstan where he discussed with national authorities the Kazakh Tourism Strategy 2030. Mr Pololikashvili met the Prime Minister, H.E. Mr. Bakytzhan Sagintayev, to discuss the development of the tourism sector in the country and how to further strengthen cooperation

Jamaica and Mexico Sign MOU on Multi-Destination Tourism

KINGSTON, Jamaica; January 16, 2018: Jamaica and Mexico have today (January 16, 2018) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), to concretize a multi-destination marketing arrangement which will create ease of travelling between destinations and increase arrivals. The signing, between Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett and Mexican Secretary of Tourism, His Excellency Enrique de

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