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April 25, 2019

Opinion

Small- and Medium-sized Businesses are Vital Sources of Stability

With a record-breaking 4.31 million travelers visiting Jamaica in 2018, the island nation’s tourism industry is poised to boost its rate of growth by expanding investments in small- and medium-sized business enterprises (SMTEs), said Jamaica’s Tourism Minister, the Hon. Edmund Bartlett, CD, MP. Min. Bartlett spoke today at the “Second Global Conference on Jobs and

UNWTO Activities at FITUR 2019

UNWTO Activities at FITUR 2019 Inauguration of a tourism innovation hub The final stage of the 1st UNWTO Tourism Startup Competition The 10th Edition of The Tourism Investment and Business Forum for Africa Understanding the success of Asian Tourism Madrid, Spain, 17 January – These will be among the activities led by the World Tourism

Adios Spain for UNWTO?

According to media reports and eTN sources, UNWTO may be on its way to a new home in China or Georgia. UNWTO’s home has been in Madrid, Spain since 1974, and Spain has been enjoying a permanent seat in the UNWTO Executive Council as a host. A move planned for a new home within Madrid

Growth of African Tourism as industry remains resilient

The festive season in Africa also marks the highest season in the tourism industry, as demand for getaway destinations in the continent surges. According to a Hospitality Report Africa – 2018/19, IATA’s most popular airline destinations in Africa in terms of traffic are South Africa, Egypt, Morocco, Algeria, Nigeria, Tunisia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Mauritius and Tanzania

How did UNWTO perform in 2018? The verdict is in!

Last week WorldTourismWire turned to readers to get input from UNWTO member countries, UNWTO affiliated members, and other tourism leaders about their take on the new UNWTO and the performance of the new Secretary General. eTN received 89 responses:4 gave the new leadership a thumbs up and a 4-5 star rating.3 had a neutral approach

SUNx & EXO Foundation Announce Climate Scholarship Program for SE Asia “A Plan for our Kids”

An SDG 17 Partnership, for Climate-Friendly Travel, was announced on 14th December at COP 24 in Katowice, Poland.  The partnership between EXO Foundation who support Sustainable Development projects through responsible tourism in South East Asia and SUNx the Strong Universal Network, a legacy program for Maurice Strong responding to eXistential Climate Change.  It focusses on

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