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Taleb Rifai speaks out on terrorism and tourism safety

ELENA G. SEVILLANO , MADRID  AUG 25, 2016 Taleb Rifai, secretary-general of the World Tourism Organization, was interviewed by Elena Sevillano, a journalist based in Madrid, home of UNWTO. Elena points out Taleb Rifai believes the best way to respond to terrorists is to continue visiting the attacked countries. In the exclusive interview Elena Sevillano

Taking Morocco Tourism to the next level

The Morocco Ministry of Tourism is hard at work creating a strong foundation for its industry. From accommodations to travel agencies, from tour guides to regulations, every link is being forged into a strong tourism value chain. The Tourism Minister of Morocco, Lahcen Haddad, is rising up to meet the changing desires of tourists and

UNWTO Wine Tourism Conference gathers experts from around the world

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), in collaboration with the Georgian National Tourism Administration, is organizing the 1st UNWTO Global Conference on Wine Tourism in the Kakheti wine region of Georgia on 7-9 September 2016. “Georgia’s unique wine-making traditions date back 8,000 years and are considered by UNESCO as intangible heritage, making the country an ideal

Global tourism resilient to terrorism, Brexit and further macroeconomic challenges

Global Travel & Tourism continues to register strong growth despite challenges from terrorism, political turmoil, global economic developments, and the Brexit decision, according to new research by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). The update of WTTC?s Economic Impact Reports 2016 shows that, despite the many challenges Travel & Tourism has faced in the

Nepal brings accessible tourism to World Tourism Day 2016

Ever since its inception, World Tourism Day is celebrated on September 27 to foster awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political, and economic value. As the official day set aside in the United Nations Calendar, the celebration seeks to highlight tourism’s potential to contribute to reaching the

Egypt and Zimbabwe tourism cooperation goes to higher levels

Zimbabwe’s Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Industry, Dr, Engr Walter Mzembi who is in Cairo, Egypt on his UNWTO campaign trail, had a fruitful engagement with his Egyptian counter-part His Excellency Mohamed Yehia Rahed. The two Ministers discussed, among other key strategic issues, the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Co-operation in the

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