U.S. Tourism and UNWTO is making history in Baku, Azerbaijan. The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is currently holding its Executive Council Meeting in Baku, Azerbaijan. Today the United States voiced its intend to re-join UNWTO. UNWTO had been trying to convince the United States to become a member for many years, and this can be considered a turn for the UN Affiliated organization. The U.S. was a founding member of the UN Affiliated agency World Tourism Organization
According to informed sources talking to eTN from the venue of a meeting at the Hilton Hotel in Baku in Azerbaijan this announcement minutes ago at the Executive Council meeting.
Insiders believe this will be a game changer not only for UNWTO but also for the United States and the involvement of the U.S. within the global travel and tourism industry. For decades the U.S. was never officially on the table, and this move may not only bring the U.S. in the picture but allow a fairer and more balanced approach between the influence China and Russia established in this global industry.