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November 21, 2017


Dear Zimbabwe Military: It’s time for military diplomacy

Zimbabwe is facing a new reality after military intervention and the removal of their longtime president Robert Mugabe. It’s time for military diplomacy to show the people friendly side of the Zimbabwe Military. This is a message echoed by senior travel and tourism leaders from around the world. The International Institute for Peace Through Tourism

Madagascar welcomes tourists with open arms after plague

The message after a UNWTO crisis meeting in London today was: Travel and Tourism to Madagascar is open again. Plague is history. Madagascar is ready to welcome tourists with open arms again. It was a day of relief today for Madagascar tourism and Roland Ratsiraka at the ongoing World Travel Market in London. The Hon. Roland

Aviation and Border Control Management for the future in travel

The Vice President of International Affairs for Etihad Aviation Group, and President of Hermes, Vijay Poonoosamy, presented “Making air travel more secure and efficient” at the Thirteenth Symposium and Exhibition on ICAO under the Traveler Identification Program of the event, Moderator Session 7: Border Control Management and Future in Travel. The event took place at

World’s top ten fastest growing cities are all in Asia

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has launched today new city tourism impact data which shows that the world’s top ten fastest growing tourism cities are all in Asia. Asia Pacific City Travel & Tourism Impact, is one of a series of reports by WTTC which looks at the contribution of Travel & Tourism

WTTC announces Christopher J. Nassetta as Chairman Elect

 The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) today announced the election of Christopher J. Nassetta, President and CEO of Hilton, as the Council’s next Chairman. Mr Nassetta joined Hilton in 2007, bringing with him an extensive background in real estate and hospitality. Since assuming the role of CEO he has transformed the company, bringing Hilton

UNESCO, UNWTO and Palestine: USA and Israel leaving UNESCO

At the recent UNWTO General Assembly in Chengdu,  China, one discussion point was the acceptance of Palestine as a full member. Backroom diplomacy, pressure by Israel to leave UNWTO and pressure by the United States caused for Palestine to postpone a vote on their full membership to the world tourism body for another 2 years. The

Mzembi appointed Foreign Minister of Zimbabwe

The outspoken and often referred to as the youthful Minister of Tourism for Zimbabwe, Hon. Dr. Walter Mzembi, was appointed as the Minister of Foreign Affairs this evening. This was the result of a cabinet reshuffle by President Mugabe. The new Minister of Tourism and Hospitality is the Hon. E. Mbwembwe. Edgar Mbwembwe was re-elected

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