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October 18, 2017

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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

Speech of The RT. Hon. Prime Minister, Dr. Edouard Ngirente at the Official Opening of the Africa Hotel Investment Forum

Kigali Convention Centre, October 11th, 2017 KIGALI, Rwanda, October 11, 2017/ — Speech of The RT. Hon. Prime Minister, Dr. Edouard Ngirente at the Official Opening of the Africa Hotel Investment Forum. • Honourable Ministers, • Chief Executive Officer, RDB • Chief Executive Officer of Bench Events, • Distinguished Guests, • Ladies and Gentlemen, Good

New PATA CEO 2018-2021 confirmed

The new PATA CEO has been confirmed by the Executive Board of the Pacific Asia Travel Association. PATA has extended the contract of Chief Executive Officer Dr. Mario Hardy for a period of three years commencing January 1, 2018. PATA Chairperson Sarah Mathews said, “I am delighted that Mario has agreed to continue as our Chief Executive

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

UNWTO Disaster Recovery Program Action Plan for Caribbean to be crafted at SOTIC 2017

KINGSTON, Jamaica; October 08, 2017: Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett will travel to Grenada this week where he will meet with key members of the Jamaica-led ‘UNWTO Disaster Recovery Working Group for the Affected States in the Caribbean’ to hammer out a recovery action plan for tourism-dependent islands recently ravaged by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

WTM Responsible Tourism Award: Who are the 12 finalists?

On the list of finalists this year is a game lodge in Botswana, a fynbos protected area in South Africa, a social enterprise in Vietnam, a tour operator working to benefit local communities in Limpopo, a European city, a group of guest cottages in Kangaroo Valley in Australia and a company enabling travellers to walk from

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