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May 25, 2018

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WTTC invites transport ministers to partner with tourism sector to implement biometrics to make travel more efficient and secure

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) today invited transport ministers attending the annual International Transport Forum in Leipzig, Germany, to partner with the tourism sector to implement biometrics to make travel more efficient and secure. Speaking to the Open Ministerial Meeting, Gloria Guevara, WTTC President & CEO said “Travel & Tourism generates 10.4% of

UNWTO says NO to Peace Through Tourism

It took just one short email for World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvil’s Azerbaijani chief of staff to destroy three years of hard work and expectation by Louis D’Amore, known as the man behind Peace Through Tourism. D’Amore is the founder and president of the International Institute for Peace Through Tourism (IIPT). IIPT is recognized

Costa Rica appoints new Tourism Minister: María Amalia Revelo Raventós

The newly-elected President of Costa Rica, Mr. Carlos Alvarado Quesada, has chosen María Amalia Revelo Raventós as the country’s new Tourism Minister, replacing Mauricio Ventura as head of the department. María Amalia Revelo holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from the prestigious INCAE Business School and a bachelor’s degree in Statistics from the University

7th Global Summit on Urban Tourism

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is pleased to inform that the 7th Global Summit on Urban Tourism will take place from 16-19 September 2018 in Seoul, at the kind invitation of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Korea and the Seoul Metropolitan Government. The provisional programme, general information note and registration online will be available shortly.

New tourism minister sees Seychelles as a model for sustainable tourism to the world

The new Seychelles Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Didier Dogley, moved into his new office at Botanical House on Friday, May 4, 2018. Formerly the minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Change, he was assigned the new portfolio in a Cabinet reshuffle announced by President Danny Faure on April 26. Minister Dogley

From his hospital bed Dr. Walter Mzembi appeals to President Mnangagwa: God bless and heal Zimbabwe!

Dr. Walter Mzembi was known as one of the longest-serving tourism ministers in the world and competed for the post of UNWTO Secretary-General in 2017. Dr. Mzembi was appointed Foreign Minister for Zimbabwe for a short time before his government was overturned by a military take-over on November 17, 2017. Dr. Mzembi, recently diagnosed with

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