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October 17, 2018

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L-R: Representative of the Bank of Industry, Uche Nwuka; Managing Director, Film One Production, Kene Mkparu; Minister of Information & Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed; Director General, Nigeria Tourism Development Corporation, Folorunso Coker; Chairman, Social Media Weekly, Lagos, Obi Asika and Director General, National Council for Arts & Culture, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, at the Creative Industry RoundTable in Lagos

FG Partnership With UNWTO, CNN Come Under Fire From Tourism Stakeholders

Stakeholders comprising some organised tourism private sector associations have reacted angrily to the recent announcement by minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed that the Federal Government will go into a tripartite partnership with the CNN and the United Nations World Tourism Organisation [UNWTO] to boost the Creative Industry in Nigeria, using the film

Leaders unite to stop global sexual exploitation of children through travel and tourism

A combination of weak child protection systems, cheap international travel, and growing access to the internet is thwarting efforts to counter the sexual exploitation of children in the travel and tourism industries, a conference on the issue in Madrid this week concluded. Hosted by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the meeting of international

High Level Taskforce to end sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism meets in Madrid

It started with a reception Wednesday evening in the lobby of the United Nations World Tourism Organization Headquarter in Madrid, followed by yesterday’s action packed one-day meeting of the High-Level Taskforce to end the sexual exploitation of children and tourism met at the UNWTO Headquarters in Madrid. UNWTO Secretary General Dr. Taleb Rifai opened and

Strong tourism results in the first part of 2017

International tourist arrivals worldwide grew by 6% in January-April of 2017 compared to the same period last year, with business confidence reaching its highest levels in a decade. Sustained growth in most major destinations and a steady rebound in others drove results. Prospects for May-August 2017 remain high. Destinations worldwide received 369 million international tourists

Bartlett Wants More From Tourist Dollar

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica, Tuesday, July 11, 2017: With investment in room stock surging ahead of set targets, Minister of Tourism Hon Edmund Bartlett is turning attention to finding ways of retaining more of the tourist dollar in Jamaica.’ “What we want now is capacity building. We want investment in supplying the inputs of tourism; more

Dr. Walter Mzembi launches UNCTAD Economic Development in Africa Report 2017 on ‘Tourism for Transformative and Inclusive Growth’

06 July 2017, Mikel’s Hotel, Harare, Zimbabwe The Officer in Charge – United Nations Information Centre, Ms. Tafadzwa Mwale; The Director of Knowledge and Learning – African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), Dr. Thomas Chataghalala Munthali; Members of Diplomatic Corps; UN Agencies here represented; All Dignitaries and Fellow Citizens Tourism is the engine for not only

UNWTO appoints President of Malta as Special Ambassador of International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, President of the Republic of Malta, has been nominated as Special Ambassador of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. The appointment took place at a ceremony held at the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Headquarters in Madrid. The President of Malta, Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, underlined in her intervention the

UNWTO Election: A second open letter from Cairo expanding the movement against Zurab Pololikashvili

On May 1, 2017 eTN publisher Juergen T Steinmetz circulated an open letter asking if the UNWTO Election was for sale? Four days later he continued: Silence is not always golden.  This was the day this movement started. When this movement started there was no corruption allegation yet, there was also no allegation of a “flawed” process. Steinmetz

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