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Transcript: Hon. Dr. Walter Mzembi’s vision statement on UNWTO’s future under his leadership

On April 19 UNWTO Candidate Walter Mzembi spoke out about his vision for the future of UNWTO, and the future of global tourism. He spoke in Addis Ababa at a reception hosted by the Zimbabwean government on the sideline of the UNWTO’s Commission for Africa meeting. TRANSCRIPT of Dr. Mzembi’s statement: Her Excellency Honourable Hinut

Poland hosts UNWTO Congress on Ethics and Tourism

The 3rd International Congress on Ethics and Tourism, to take place in Krakow, Poland on 27-28 April 2017, will discuss ways to advance the commitment of tourism towards sustainable and responsible practices. The event is one of the major components of the ‘Enhancing the Understanding of European Tourism’ Project, conducted by UNWTO in cooperation with

Africa is in the focus today at UNWTO: Transcript of Chairman Mzembi’s presentation

In Addis Ababa, Ethiopia the Fifty-ninth meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Africa and High-level Meeting on Chinese Outbound Tourism to Africa was opened today. Chairperson of the UNWTO Regional Commission for Africa is Hon. Dr. W. Mzembi (M.P.) from Zimbabwe, who is also a candidate for election to the next Secretary General for the United Nations World

Minister Bartlett to Promote Government of Jamaica UNWTO Global Conference

KINGSTON, Jamaica; April 13, 2017: In an effort to increase international promotion of the upcoming UNWTO, Government of Jamaica and World Bank Group Conference on Jobs & Inclusive Growth: Partnerships for Sustainable Tourism, Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett will travel to Ethiopia, Dubai and Thailand to share the importance of the event and garner

Armenia says no to UNWTO, why?

A month ago, the Armenian minister of Tourism, Hon. Vahan Martirosyan, joined 6 other candidates to compete in the race to be elected as the new Secretary-General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). This week Armenia withdrew the nomination. The withdrawal of Armenia was not yet officially announced but leaked to eTN. eTN sources suggested this

Chinese tourists spent 12% more in travelling abroad in 2016

2016 results on expenditure from major outbound markets reflect increasing demand for international tourism across the world, as reported in the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. With a 12% increase in spending, China continued to lead international outbound tourism, followed by the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom and France as top five spenders. “The

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