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June 25, 2018

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ETOA’s Nick Greenfield loses battle with cancer

Wednesday, 13th June 2018 ETOA, the European tourism association, is deeply saddened to announce that Nick Greenfield, Head of Tour Operator Relations, died on Sunday morning, following an eight-year battle with cancer. He had been working continually until last week. After freelancing for several years, Nick joined ETOA full time in 2010 as Head of

UNWTO Commission for Africa meeting has 26 countries attending

Tourism ministers from 26 African countries will attend the 61st United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Commission for Africa (CAF) meeting in Abuja from June 4-6. This was disclosed by Nigerian Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed on Friday. The African ministers are part of the 180 foreign delegates that will attend the three-

PATA elects new executive board

BANGKOK, May 31, 2018 — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the election of Dr. Chris Bottrill, Director, International and Dean of the Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts at Capilano University in North Vancouver, Canada as Chairman of the Association’s Executive Board. He replaces Ms. Sarah Mathews, Head of Destination

Quality in Hawaii Tourism: Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell on a global UNWTO stage in China

Creating a Quality Tourism Experience in Hawaii was on center stage at the 2018 International Mayor’s Forum on Tourism (IMFT)-Zhengzhou, China. The conference was held by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the People’s Republic of China and the People’s Government of Henan Province in collaboration with World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). This global event

Public private partnership key to innovation and sustainable growth, WTTC chief tells UNWTO

Speaking at the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Executive Council in San Sebastian, Spain, today, WTTC President & CEO Gloria Guevara indicated her support for new UNWTO Secretary General, Zurab Pololikashvili and highlighted the importance of public private partnership in the Travel & Tourism sector. Travel & Tourism, which already accounts for 10.4% of GDP and

UNWTO’s Executive Council supports the priorities of the Secretary-General for his mandate and new management team

The city of San Sebastian, Spain hosted the 108th meeting of the Executive Council of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) from 23-25 May. During the meeting, Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili obtained the support of this key governing body for the priorities that will set up the work of the organization for the coming years. Likewise, the

WTTC invites transport ministers to partner with tourism sector to implement biometrics to make travel more efficient and secure

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) today invited transport ministers attending the annual International Transport Forum in Leipzig, Germany, to partner with the tourism sector to implement biometrics to make travel more efficient and secure. Speaking to the Open Ministerial Meeting, Gloria Guevara, WTTC President & CEO said “Travel & Tourism generates 10.4% of

Costa Rica appoints new Tourism Minister: María Amalia Revelo Raventós

The newly-elected President of Costa Rica, Mr. Carlos Alvarado Quesada, has chosen María Amalia Revelo Raventós as the country’s new Tourism Minister, replacing Mauricio Ventura as head of the department. María Amalia Revelo holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from the prestigious INCAE Business School and a bachelor’s degree in Statistics from the University

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