Growth of African Tourism as industry remains resilient
The festive season in Africa also marks the highest season in the tourism industry, as demand for getaway destinations in the continent surges. According to a Hospitality Report Africa – 2018/19, IATA’s most popular airline destinations in Africa in terms of traffic are South Africa, Egypt, Morocco, Algeria, Nigeria, Tunisia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Mauritius and Tanzania…
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World Tourism Organization announces finalists of 15th UNWTO Awards
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has announced the finalists to win the 15th UNWTO Awards, which recognize inspirational projects having made an invaluable contribution to advance sustainable tourism. The nominees are praised for contributing to advance the UNWTO Global Code of Ethics for Tourism and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Initiatives from Canada, Colombia, India,…
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SA Tourism CEO to sit on prestigious advisory board of UNWTO.QUEST
South African Tourism CEO, Sisa Ntshona, has been appointed onto the advisory board of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation’s (UNWTO) QUEST program. UNWTO.QUEST is a program designed by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) to enhance governance, planning and management in Destination Management Organizations (DMOs). Through the program, UNWTO supports DMOs to strengthen the three…
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Why Iran is important for UNWTO Secretary General Zurab Pololikashvili?
Iran is an important country for the UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili. Iran is a member of the
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How did UNWTO perform in 2018? The verdict is in!
Last week WorldTourismWire turned to readers to get input from UNWTO member countries, UNWTO affiliated members, and other tourism leaders about their take on the new UNWTO and the performance of the new Secretary General. eTN received 89 responses:4 gave the new leadership a thumbs up and a 4-5 star rating.3 had a neutral approach…
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SUNx & EXO Foundation Announce Climate Scholarship Program for SE Asia “A Plan for our Kids”
An SDG 17 Partnership, for Climate-Friendly Travel, was announced on 14th December at COP 24 in Katowice, Poland. The partnership between EXO Foundation who support Sustainable Development projects through responsible tourism in South East Asia and SUNx the Strong Universal Network, a legacy program for Maurice Strong responding to eXistential Climate Change. It focusses on…
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Caribbean Tourism Organization declares 2019 ‘The Year of Festivals’ in the Caribbean
On the heels of the past year’s successful Year of Rejuvenation, the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has declared 2019 the Year of Festivals in the Caribbean. Throughout 2019, the region will celebrate the unique rhythm and tempo of each CTO destination. “The Year of Festivals will focus on the fascinating events that have become an integral part…
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UNWTO and Unidigital support innovation and entrepreneurship in the Americas
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) provided its support at the inauguration in Argentina of the first specialized hub for tourism in the Americas – Unidigital. Unidigital is the result of the collaboration between the public and private sectors to promote innovation in tourism. It will offer services, products and training in digital transformation in order…
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Integrated Rural Tourism Development Event: Discovering rural wonders at their best and delivering them to the world.
UNDP Armenia Implements Training for Effective Management of Sustainable Tourism Development
Armenia shapes its future to be a unique sustainable destination, building capacities in effective tourism planning and managing. A diverse group of tourism and development professionals from across Armenia has joined a blended training program on PM4SD (Project Management for Sustainable Development), and successfully completed the first segment, a 3-week-long tailored online training course. The…
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Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Bartlett mourns the death of Senator Frank Pringle
Jamaica’s Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett has offered condolences to the family of former Minister of Tourism, Senator Donald Frank McKenzie Pringle, who died yesterday, at the age of 88. “On behalf of the Government of Jamaica, I offer my condolences to the family and loved ones of Ambassador Pringle – especially his daughter, Kerstin…
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