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Indian tourism professionals: New Goods and Services Tax needs to be simplified

Rajendera Kumar, industry veteran, Director, The Ambassador Vivanta by Taj, New Delhi, has welcomed the recent introduction of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), but regretted that the hospitality industry has not been treated fairly. A former president of the FHRAI (Federation of Hotel and Restaurant Association of India), Kumar says that the tourism industry

Carlos Vogeler not fired by UNWTO

On December 9, WorldTourismWire published an article entitled UNWTO Revenge: “Zurab Pololikashvil fired Carlos Vogeler.” This headline was now changed to “Zurab Pololikashvil will not keep Executive Director Carlos Vogeler.” Why did WorldTourismWire change this headline? There are many different sources of information this wire and eTN receives about UNWTO activities, including from an “anonymous chat group,

UNWTO sets tourism roadmap towards 2030 at the Palace of Nations in Geneva

Participants from around the world joined the Official Closing ceremony of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017 at the Palace of Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland. The event reviewed the year´s main achievements and discussed the roadmap for advancing the contribution of tourism towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. “2017, the International

UNWTO and European Commission address the significance of the Tourism Satellite Accounts to measure the economic impact of the sector in Europe

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW) of the European Commission gathered national tourism policy makers and statisticians in Brussels to advance in the implementation of the measurement of the economic impact through Tourism Satellite Accounts. As part of the events connected to the 2017

Botswana hosts the International Symposium and Annual Conference of the 10YFP Sustainable Tourism Programme (STP)

Kasane, capital of Chobe District in Botswana, hosted tourism stakeholders to exchange experiences and knowledge of innovative approaches to enhance tourism and conservation planning, financing and marketing. Under the theme “Empowering Tourism Destinations’ Sustainability through Innovation”, the 10YFP STP International Symposium and Annual Conference also discussed the role of the tourism sector in fighting climate

Bartlett to Present the Montego Bay Declaration at UNWTO Conference in Switzerland

KINGSTON, Jamaica; December 17, 2017: Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett travels to Geneva, Switzerland today (December 17, 2017) , to present the recently unveiled Montego Bay Declaration, to delegates attending the United Nations World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) Closing Ceremony for the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017. “The Declaration of Montego Bay

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