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The memorandum of understanding was signed on October 27, 2017 by the Permanent Secretary of SELA, Ambassador Javier Paulinich, and the General Secretary of the Latin American Integration Association (ALADI), Alejandro de la Peña Navarrete, in the facilities of this agency in the city of Montevideo, Uruguay. Photo: ALADI.

SELA and ALADI join forces to promote trade facilitation in Latin America and the Caribbean!

The Latin American and Caribbean Economic System (SELA) and the Latin American Integration Association (ALADI) will promote joint actions in the economic, social and trade areas in the region. The Permanent Secretary of SELA, Ambassador Javier Paulinich, and the Secretary General of the Latin American Integration Association (ALADI), Alejandro de la Peña Navarrete, signed the

Winner of UNWTO Travel Competition announced

The travelers’ competition closed with 2,400 submissions and one lucky winner: Katie Diederichs, who will be embarking on an unforgettable trip across six different countries to tell the world how tourism can make a positive change. Three weeks after being launched, the Travellers´ Competition closed with 2,400 submissions. All eligible entries received were judged based

Aviation and Border Control Management for the future in travel

The Vice President of International Affairs for Etihad Aviation Group, and President of Hermes, Vijay Poonoosamy, presented “Making air travel more secure and efficient” at the Thirteenth Symposium and Exhibition on ICAO under the Traveler Identification Program of the event, Moderator Session 7: Border Control Management and Future in Travel. The event took place at

FCCA Chairman Adam Goldstein Endorses UNWTO Conference

KINGSTON, Jamaica; October 25, 2017: The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) has announced their endorsement of the United Nations World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) global conference to be held in Jamaica in November. Adam Goldstein, who is the FCCA’s Executive Committee Chairman and current President and COO of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, gave the endorsement to Tourism

WTTC calls on tourism sector to embrace sustainability reporting

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has called on Travel & Tourism companies to measure, monitor and report their sustainability impact as it launches new guidance on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Reporting for the Travel & Tourism Sector. Gloria Guevara, President & CEO, WTTC, said: “WTTC’s Global Summit earlier this year focused on

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

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