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Spain travel & tourism news for travelers and travel professionals. Latest travel and tourism news on Spain. Latest news on safety, hotels, resorts, attractions, tours and transportation in Spain. Madrid Travel information. Spain, a country on Europe’s Iberian Peninsula, includes 17 autonomous regions with diverse geography and cultures. Capital city Madrid is home to the Royal Palace and Prado museum, housing works by European masters. Segovia has a medieval castle (the Alcázar) and an intact Roman aqueduct. Catalonia’s capital, Barcelona, is defined by Antoni Gaudí’s whimsical modernist landmarks like the Sagrada Família church.

UNWTO disrespect against Bahrain is a violation of JIU Ethic Conditions
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UNWTO disrespect against Bahrain is a violation of JIU Ethic Conditions

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 18, 2021

Food and wine in politics always had an important role. But violating clear rules by the Joint Inspection Unit of ... Read More

Latin America: Spectator or actor in international organizations?
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Latin America: Spectator or actor in international organizations?

Galileo Violini Galileo Violini- January 16, 2021

The unjustified advance of the date and the impossibility for many Ministers of Tourism to travel to Madrid, transfers the ... Read More

UNWTO set to bribe 34 Countries over Dinner, Georgia Style
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UNWTO set to bribe 34 Countries over Dinner, Georgia Style

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 16, 2021

In a top-secret move by the World Tourism Organization, a dinner designed to bribe 34 countries was just added to ... Read More

UNWTO election of Secretary General
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UNWTO election of Secretary General

Galileo Violini Galileo Violini- January 15, 2021

The campaign for the UNWTO election of Secretary General (World Tourism Organization) is currently underway. Unfortunately, discussions linked to controversial ... Read More

Italy and the election of UNWTO Secretary General
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Italy and the election of UNWTO Secretary General

Galileo Violini Galileo Violini- January 14, 2021

On January 19, 2021, the Executive Council of the UNWTO (World Tourism Organization) should appoint the next UNWTO Secretary General, ... Read More

Spain snowstorm: Extraordinary acts of ordinary people
Spain travel news

Spain snowstorm: Extraordinary acts of ordinary people

Elisabeth Lang - special to eTN Elisabeth Lang - special to eTN- January 13, 2021

Spain is suffering the effects of a major snowstorm by the name of Filomena, bringing record-breaking low temperatures and mountains ... Read More

She is Winning the 2021 UNWTO Secretary-General Election
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She is Winning the 2021 UNWTO Secretary-General Election

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- January 13, 2021

Snowstorms in Madrid, COVID-19 lockdowns in Spain, the “Decency of the UNWTO Election Campaign” by the World Tourism Network signed ... Read More

Filomena dumps heaviest snowfall in Madrid since 1971
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Filomena dumps heaviest snowfall in Madrid since 1971

Elisabeth Lang - special to eTN Elisabeth Lang - special to eTN- January 9, 2021

Spain is known for sunshine, beaches and beautiful blue skies. Today Filomena changed this scene to 30 hour of snow ... Read More

Trump lost, but UNWTO election fraud by Georgia candidate may succeed
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Trump lost, but UNWTO election fraud by Georgia candidate may succeed

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 8, 2021

US President Donald Trump and UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili have something in common. The urge to stay in power no ... Read More

Taleb Rifai thanks Carlos Vogeler for urging leadership changes at  UNWTO
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Taleb Rifai thanks Carlos Vogeler for urging leadership changes at UNWTO

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 5, 2021

WTN Decency for the UNWTO Campaign continues with only 24 out of 35 member states responding. It appears the world ... Read More

21 Incredible Reasons to Replace UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab  Pololikashvili
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21 Incredible Reasons to Replace UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 4, 2021

Today former UNWTO Executive Director for many years, Mr. Carlos Vogeler gave 21 Important Reasons which make it necessary to ... Read More

Names of 35 Tourism Ministers UNWTO is targeting to influence elections
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Names of 35 Tourism Ministers UNWTO is targeting to influence elections

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 17, 2020

So far tourism ministers in these 35 countries had been quiet. One minister told eTurboNews off the record: "Why would ... Read More

Tourism Leaders United: UNWTO Secretary-General be decent
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Tourism Leaders United: UNWTO Secretary-General be decent

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 15, 2020

WTN for Decency in the UNWTO Election has received hundreds of responses from travel and tourism leaders that care. They ... Read More

UNWTO helps CNN to #restarttourism advertising
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UNWTO helps CNN to #restarttourism advertising

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 14, 2020

It may not be the best time to #RESTARTTOURISM yet. Infection numbers in Europe and North America are soaring, death ... Read More

Restore Decency in the UNWTO Election: Sign the WTN petition
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Restore Decency in the UNWTO Election: Sign the WTN petition

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- December 12, 2020

The World Tourism Network today launched the "WTN for Decency in the UNWTO Election" campaign. World Tourism Network is asking ... Read More

An NGO Perspective on the UNWTO Election for Secretary-General
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An NGO Perspective on the UNWTO Election for Secretary-General

Louis D'Amore Louis D'Amore- December 10, 2020

Louis D'Amore is one of the longest serving senior leader in the global travel and tourism industry. He earned the ... Read More

Geoffrey Lipman calls for Decency in the UNWTO Secretary-General election
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Geoffrey Lipman calls for Decency in the UNWTO Secretary-General election

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 9, 2020

Another call for decency for the UNWTO election process for the secretary-general. The scandal and the embarrassment for the World ... Read More

Former UNWTO Chiefs had enough! Member Countries put on notice
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Former UNWTO Chiefs had enough! Member Countries put on notice

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 8, 2020

Shame on UNWTO Secretary-General Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili was the headline on eTurboNews three days ago. Three days later two former ... Read More

Andalusia is one of the most popular event destinations in Europe
Spain travel news

Andalusia is one of the most popular event destinations in Europe

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 4, 2020

Andalusia offers many possibilities for events. Andalusia, and in particular the region of Cadiz, is one of the most popular ... Read More

International nightlife industry launches app to access venues safely
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International nightlife industry launches app to access venues safely

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 2, 2020

Representatives of the nightlife sector from all around the world met virtually this past Monday in Valencia (Spain) in the ... Read More

8 Candidates for UNWTO Secretary-General Election
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8 Candidates for UNWTO Secretary-General Election

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 23, 2020

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) confirmed today in a "Note Verbale" that 8 applications from candidates competing for the post ... Read More

Great news at UNWTO is kept a secret
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Great news at UNWTO is kept a secret

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 20, 2020

No one is allowed to openly talk about it in Madrid at the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). Zurab Pololikashvili, the ... Read More

A new UNWTO Secretary-General on the horizon?
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A new UNWTO Secretary-General on the horizon?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 7, 2020

The perfect scam to re-elect Zurab Pololikashvi as UNWTO Secretary-General may have just been spoiled. Zurab Pololikashvi now has competition ... Read More

UNWTO Executive Council Ministers got a chance to do the right thing
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UNWTO Executive Council Ministers got a chance to do the right thing

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 2, 2020

The FITUR travel trade show in Madrid was always a big event for UNWTO, not only because this UN agency ... Read More

Canary Islands joins UNWTO Observatory Network
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Canary Islands joins UNWTO Observatory Network

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 21, 2020

The Canary Islands has been confirmed as the latest member of the growing International Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories (INSTO), ... Read More

Rebuilding Travel, WTTC, all G-20 Nations and 45 CEOs have a common view
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Rebuilding Travel, WTTC, all G-20 Nations and 45 CEOs have a common view

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 9, 2020

Rebuilding.travel, a global platform for tourism leaders in 120 countries, invited Maribel Rodriguez, Vice President of the World Travel and ... Read More

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts announces three new properties
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Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts announces three new properties

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- September 28, 2020

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts today announced three new properties with the latest San Francisco, Madrid and Tokyo openings. The ... Read More

Official Message by the UNWTO Secretary General for World Tourism Day
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Official Message by the UNWTO Secretary General for World Tourism Day

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 26, 2020

For the past 40 years, World Tourism Day has highlighted the power of tourism to touch on almost every part ... Read More

Will the UN stop UNWTO Secretary-General Pololikashvili?
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Will the UN stop UNWTO Secretary-General Pololikashvili?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 20, 2020

US President Trump may have had Russia's President Vladimir Putin helping in the US election. The UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili  ... Read More

UNWTO new data shows 93% reduction in tourism arrivals
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UNWTO new data shows 93% reduction in tourism arrivals

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 16, 2020

UNWTO did a surprising approach and is currently meeting with 170 delegates from 24 countries in Georgia to conduct the ... Read More

Saudi Arabia to become a UNWTO Center for 13 Countries
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Saudi Arabia to become a UNWTO Center for 13 Countries

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 16, 2020

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has approved the setting up of a regional office in  Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to support the ... Read More

UNWTO Manipulation to secure the re-election of Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili continues
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UNWTO Manipulation to secure the re-election of Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili continues

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 15, 2020

A corrupt UNWTO has more tricks set up to fool tourism ministers representing the Executive Council of the UN Specialized ... Read More

Valencia Conference Center resumes its activities
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Valencia Conference Center resumes its activities

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- September 14, 2020

After the implementation of the health and safety protocols and measures in all areas of its operations, the Valencia Conference ... Read More

How UNWTO is tainting any United Nations call for fair elections?
African Tourism Board News

How UNWTO is tainting any United Nations call for fair elections?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 13, 2020

Forget COVID-19. Members of the UNWTO Executive Council are on their way to Tbilisi, Georgia to be part of the ... Read More

UNWTO is looking for a new Secretary General by November
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UNWTO is looking for a new Secretary General by November

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 11, 2020

Did the next UNWTO Election Manipulation just begin discreetly?  "It’s very strange to move the election to January. It’s the ... Read More

UNWTO Delegation Supports Restart to Egypt Tourism
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UNWTO Delegation Supports Restart to Egypt Tourism

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- August 26, 2020

A high-level UNWTO delegation (UN World Tourism Organization) has concluded an official visit to Egypt to offer firm support for ... Read More

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