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December 15, 2017

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Hello Kitty appointed as Special Ambassador of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism Development 2017

United Nations designated the year 2017 “International Year of Sustainable Tourism Development” and World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) (Headquarters in Madrid; Secretary General Dr. Taleb Rifai) plays a leading role to promote it. UNWTO and Sanrio signed an agreement that appoints Hello Kitty as Special Ambassador of the International Year. Sanrio’s best-known character, Hello Kitty will

Bogotá accounts for over one fourth of Colombia’s tourism

Bogotá´s tourism GDP accounts for 2.5% of the city´s economy, a total of US$1.8bn, revealed a new report by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), Latin America City Travel & Tourism Impact. Bogotá`s tourism economy represents 29.1% of Colombia’s tourism activity. Latin America City Travel & Tourism Impact is one of a series of

Lima accounts for over a half of Peru´s tourism

Lima accounts for 59% of Travel & Tourism GDP in Peru, as the city is a pivotal hub and gateway to the rest of the country, with 90% of visitors to Peru spending at least one night in the capital, revealed a new report by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), Latin America City

The future of tourism: Innovation challenges in the Caribbean

At the Global Conference on Jobs and Inclusive Growth ongoing at Montego Bay in Jamaica, Prof. Dr. Eduardo Fayos-Solà, Senior Adviser of the International Institute for Tourism Studies at George Washington University, shared concepts, proposals, and innovation challenges on the future of tourism in the Caribbean. It is now more than 50 years since Thomas

UNWTO Secretary General Taleb Rifai makes Jamaica proud

UNWTO Secretary General, Taleb Rifai told the packed audience that he felt the pride Jamaicans had for their beautiful country, when he heard the presentation of the national anthem this morning, before delivering the following remarks at the opening ceremony of the Global Conference on Jobs and Inclusive Growth: Partnerships for Sustainable Tourism: Prime Minister,

Jamaica UNWTO conference: The future of tourism in the Caribbean

Partnership for sustainable tourism started today at the UNWTO conference on jobs & inclusive growth in Montego Bay Convention Center. A proud host the Jamaica minister of Tourism HE Edward Bartlett welcomed 1300 delegates from well over 60 countries to the largest tourism conference ever held in Jamaica. He said it’s actually the largest conference

UNWTO announces the winners and finalists of the UNWTO Awards

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) announces the winners of the UNWTO Ulysses Prize and the UNWTO Ethics Award, as well as 14 finalists for the upcoming 14th Edition of the UNWTO Awards for Innovation in Tourism. The Awards Ceremony will be held next January 2018 in Madrid on the occasion of the International Tourism Fair,

ETC and UNWTO discuss transnational themes and routes in Galicia

The European Travel Commission (ETC) and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) held an international seminar in Santiago de Compostela to exchange best practices on how to develop and effectively manage transnational tourism themes and routes. The ETC-UNWTO International Seminar on Marketing Transnational Tourism Themes and Routes was hosted by the Xunta de Galicia and Turespaña

Buenos Aires accounts for over half of Argentina´s tourism

Buenos Aires generates over a half of Argentina´s Travel & Tourism GDP, revealed a new report by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), Latin America City Travel & Tourism Impact. Latin America City Travel & Tourism Impact is one of a series of reports by WTTC which looks at the contribution of Travel &

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