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World Tourism Organization and Globalia announce the first and largest worldwide competition for tourism startups

This pioneering initiative for the tourism sector reaches out to 164 countries to find startups aiming to transform tourism. Whether tech-based or non-technological, early-stage or more mature, any startup with innovative ideas capable of revolutionizing the way we travel and enjoy tourism is welcome to participate. The tourism sector has taken a giant step into

UNWTO: A conversation on climate change

Madrid, Spain, 20 June 2018 – The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Zurab Pololikashvili, called for the tourism sector to take more action to combat climate change and biodiversity loss during the 30th joint meeting of its Commissions for South Asia and Asia-Pacific in Fiji (18-20 June 2018). Adding his voice to that

Investing in the prevention of violence against children is good business

UNICEF and the Office of the UN Special Representative of the Secretary General on Violence against Children launched their joint study: “The Private Sector and the Prevention of Violence against Children in Latin America and the Caribbean” today. The study points out the alarming context of violence against children and adolescents in the Latin America

African Tourism Ministers Stress the Importance of Correct Tourism Measurement for Improved Policy

“Tourism Statistics: A Catalyst for Development”, was the theme of this year’s seminar in the context of the 61st Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Africa (Abuja, Nigeria, 4-6 June). The meeting included a ministerial dialogue on the importance of tourism statistics under the topic “Better measure, better manage”. The Commission for Africa attracted 18

WTTC and IATA Agree to Partner for Seamless Passenger and Better Traveller Experience

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have agreed to partner to achieve the benefits of biometrics and deliver traveller digital identity management throughout the Travel & Tourism sector for a seamless passenger experience. The agreement, which was announced on the sidelines of the IATA AGM in Sydney,

IATA tells governments: Avoid creeping re-regulation of the airline industry

Governments to take attention to the aviation world came in the IATA Director General’s Report on the Air Transport Industry at the 74th IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for governments to facilitate the growth of global connectivity by avoiding creeping re-regulation, maintaining the

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