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December 15, 2018

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UNWTO anonymous online chat room created

WorldTourismWire received an enormous feedback and many questions were raised in regards to UNWTO, the Secretariat and of course the new Secretary General Election. Some questions WorldTourismWire readers had originated from members of an anonymous online chat room created with no other interest than the welfare of UNWTO. This is according to the moderator of

Walter Mzembi to Taleb Rifai: Respond and provide videos on Madrid election proceedings

The fight to confirm or not confirm the nominee for UNWTO Secretary General Zurab Pololikashvili  from Georgia is shaping up. There was no response or acknowledgment yet by the Secretariat of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)  after the Hon. Walter Mzembi, Minister of Tourism and Hospitality for ZImbabwe on July 18 sent an official letter

Rural Tourism: Sharing the Countryside

(Huzhou, China) – Interest in Asia Pacific rural tourism has spiked in recent decades, much like country retreats did in 19 th -century Victorian England, and for similar reasons. The growing urban Asian population is seeking to escape their pressure-filled, yet often mundane city life, and are increasingly turning to leisure and relaxation holidays in

Tourism Development and Conservation: Challenges and Opportunities

The Zimbabwe Minister of Tourism & Hospitality Industry, Hon. Dr. Walter Mzembi spoke on the occasion of the Parliamentary Conservation Caucus Launch on “Tourism Development and Conservation: Challenges and Opportunities on July 19 at the Meikles Hotel, Harare: Transcript: Tourism worldwide is in the export category. It ranks third, behind only fuel and chemicals, and

UNWTO.Themis Foundation trains 15 countries on crisis communications

Representatives from 15 Member States of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) took part in a three-day training course on crisis communications at the headquarters of the UNWTO.Themis Foundation in the Principality of Andorra. The training, organized by UNWTO and the UNWTO.Themis Foundation, aimed to build resilience at tourism destinations by creating capacity to develop and

Zimbabwe wants UNWTO Secretary-General election process discussion at General Assembly in China

UNWTO Secretary General Nominee  Ambassador Zurab Pololikashvili from Georgia will not be confirmed at the upcoming General Assembly of the United Nations World Tourism Organization in Chengdu, China without a fight and tough questions. Dr. Walter Mzembi, Minister of Tourism and Hospitality from Zimbabwe made it clear today and sealed his concern and his country is requesting UNWTO to

South Asia Initiative to End Violence Against Children addresses UNWTO forum

Dr. Rinchen Chophel, director general of the South Asia Initiative to End Violence Against Children (SAIEVAC) addressed the Global Study High-Level Working Group on sexual exploitation of children through tourism meeting in Madrid by VIDEO. He was unable to attend because of Spanish Schengen Visa difficulties. Dr. Chophel said: I convey my humble greetings to all

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