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UNWTO: Tourism’s growth strengthens its potential to contribute to sustainable development

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 12, 2019 16:10

International tourist arrivals grew by a further 4% between January and September of 2019, the latest issue of the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer indicates. Tourism’s growth continues to outpace global ... Read More

UNWTO and Barça Innovation Hub launch global Sports Tourism Start-up Competition

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 14, 2019 16:10

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in collaboration with Barça Innovation Hub (BIHUB) and with the support of the Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC), has announced the launch of the 1st ... Read More

Minister Bartlett addresses global tourism leaders at 2019 World Travel and Tourism Council

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019 18:42

As a part of a panel of the 2019 World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), held on Tuesday, June 11 in New York City, Minister of Tourism, Honorable Minister Edmund ... Read More

Uganda tour operators warn of mass protests over proposed Murchison Falls dam

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- June 12, 2019 18:54

In an advertisement in “The New Vision” daily by the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) on June 7, a notice of intended application for a license from Bonang Power and Energy ... Read More

Russian Convention Bureau participated in St. Petersburg International Economic Forum

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 11, 2019 21:02

The key theme of RCB's participation at SPIEF'2109, presented in various formats was "Politics and Business: Effective Interaction for Development of the Event Industry." "As part of implementing the national ... Read More

IATA Resolution calls for Implementation of Global Carbon Offsetting Scheme

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 7, 2019 05:25

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) 75th Annual General Meeting (AGM) overwhelmingly approved a resolution calling on governments to continue important work for full implementation of the Carbon Offsetting and ... Read More

S Hotels & Resorts appoints General Managers for new resorts at CROSSROADS Maldives

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 6, 2019 18:01

S Hotels & Resorts has announced the appointment of two highly-skilled and experienced general managers for its two new resorts at CROSSROADS Maldives, the largest integrated resort by the Indian ... Read More

UNWTO: Sustainability a key part of tourism policies, but more still to be done

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 5, 2019 16:20

Countries around the world are integrating sustainability in their tourism policies but the evidence on the results of their implementation remains limited, research carried out for the first “Baseline Report ... Read More

Hilton: 200th hotel opening in the China market

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 3, 2019 19:13

Hilton ushered in a milestone in its China market development with the grand opening of its 200th hotel -- Canopy Chengdu. The Chinese market is a top priority for Hilton ... Read More

RIU Hotels & Resorts enters Senegal

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 3, 2019 18:00

The RIU Hotels & Resorts chain has announced the purchase of a 25-hectare site in the Pointe Sarène area on Senegal’s west coast, a paradise destination that is in the ... Read More

New partnership to focus on sustainable tourism in Europe

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 29, 2019 18:15

Four leading tourism organisations and academic institutions – CELTH (the Center of Expertise Leisure, Tourism & Hospitality), ETC (the European Travel Commission), ETOA (European Tourism Association) and NECSTouR (the Network ... Read More

European Tourism Ministers meet in Croatia to advance development, innovation and partnerships

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 29, 2019 17:07

Innovation, partnerships and managing rising tourist numbers have been top of the agenda at the 64th Meeting of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Regional Commission for Europe, held in Zagreb, ... Read More

Tourism leader Karolin Troubetzkoy of St. Lucia receives Order of Merit from Germany

editor editor- May 27, 2019 20:25

Instituted in 1951 by the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Theodor Heuss, the Order of Merit is awarded to individuals for achievements in the political, economic, social, or ... Read More

UNWTO highlights Gastronomy Tourism in Japan

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 27, 2019 15:18

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Japan Travel and Tourism Association (JTTA) and Gurunavi have released the new UNWTO Report on Gastronomy Tourism: The Case of Japan. At present, the ... Read More

Prime Minister wants Vietnam Airlines to ensure safe services to Russia

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 24, 2019 04:10

Vietnam Airlines should work to ensure safe and competitive services while operating flights to Russia. "Traveling between Vietnam and Russia is now more important than ever before when they are ... Read More

The “Triple Excellence in Nightlife” lands in Ibiza

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 23, 2019 19:15

In a recent meeting of members of the association "Ocio de Ibiza" (Ibiza's Nightlife Association), affiliated to the International Nightlife Association, several of its members announced that they will implement ... Read More

UNWTO Secretary-General on official visit to Italy, deepening partnership

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 22, 2019 18:40

The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Zurab Pololikashvili, has arrived in Rome to begin a first visit to Italy as head of the specialized agency of the United ... Read More

One Country, One People, One Seychelles: Tourism but no militarization

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- May 22, 2019 04:24

This presentation is about Seychelles, the people, our hopes and our dreams.  It is from the people and for the people and about our heritage.  It is about our families, ... Read More

Guatemala partners with UNWTO to launch Sustainable Tourism Observatory

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 20, 2019 16:10

The new Observatory is located in the city of La Antigua Guatemala, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a leading tourism destination. Led by the Instituto Guatemalteco de Turismo (INGUAT) ... Read More

Tourism Solomons CEO invited to join PATA Board

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 19, 2019 07:28

Strong recognition for the Solomon Islands on the international tourism stage and huge kudos for Tourism Solomons with CEO, Josefa ‘Jo’ Tuamoto invited to join the Pacific Asia Travel Association ... Read More

What is the most important prize in Chinese international tourism?

editor editor- May 18, 2019 00:19

by Apolónia Rodrigues, special to eTN The Chinese Tourist Welcome (CTW) Award issued a Bronze prize in the Innovation category to Dark Sky® Alqueva. The CTW Chinese Tourist Welcome Award ... Read More

Jamaica to host first ever global Tourism Innovation Resilience and Crisis Management Summit in 2020

editor editor- May 17, 2019 21:55

Jamaica Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett has announced that Jamaica will be hosting an international conference on Tourism Innovation Resilience and Crisis Management next year in Montego Bay. The Minister ... Read More

UNWTO hopes to work with African Tourism Board

editor editor- May 15, 2019 02:45

African Tourism Board (ATB) Vice President Cuthbert Ncube recently joined ATB from the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), where he served as a Regional Vice Chair and Board member. He ... Read More

Seychelles intensifies its media presence in the GCC region

editor editor- May 13, 2019 22:24

The latest media spree from the Seychelles did not go unnoticed as the head of delegation Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Didier Dogley and the Seychelles Tourism ... Read More

PATA launches report exploring the current state of food waste in Asia Pacific tourism and hospitality

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 10, 2019 08:38

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the release of a food waste report titled, “BUFFET: Building an Understanding For Food Excess in Tourism – A report on ... Read More

UNWTO Secretary-General to present Platino Award for Cinema and Education

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 9, 2019 23:30

The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Zurab Pololikashvili will recognize the Ibero-American film industry´s commitment to sustainability, openness and inclusivity at the upcoming Platinum Awards of Ibero-American Cinema ... Read More

Former minister, two directors of tourism among recipients of CTO allied members awards

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 7, 2019 00:10

Former Grenada tourism minister Brenda Hood is among six stalwarts of Caribbean tourism to be honored by the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) allied membership at the Travel Industry Awards Dinner ... Read More

African Tourism Board and Durban ICC: Working together on Sustainable Development Goals

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 4, 2019 06:40

At the ongoing Indaba travel industry trade show in Durban, African Tourism Board Vice President Cuthbert Ncube met with Lindiwe Rakharebe, the Chief Executive Officer of the e Inkosi Albert Luthuli ... Read More

WISeKey, WISeCoin AG and SUNx – Strong Universal Network – sign partnership

editor editor- May 3, 2019 00:41

WISeKey International Holding Ltd (“WISeKey “) (SIX: WIHN), a leading global cybersecurity, Blockchain and IoT company, WISeCoin AG and the SUNx - Strong Universal Network, announced today a partnership to jointly develop a special ... Read More

UNWTO partnership to develop digital tourism agenda

editor editor- May 1, 2019 00:23

The application of new technologies such as Big Data and the Internet of Things are already leading to new uses and applications that will revolutionize services in the tourism sector ... Read More

Sri Lanka Tourism: Demonstrating resilience after terror attacks

editor editor- April 30, 2019 22:12

One week on from the deadliest terror attacks perpetrated in the country since the end of the civil war, Sri Lanka Tourism discusses measures taken to ensure the safety and ... Read More

Indian Tourism booming by the trillions

editor editor- April 30, 2019 01:10

A new report shows that the systematic growth, maintenance, and sustainable development of tourism destinations for India, as well as focus on promoting the emerging avenues of tourism, will be ... Read More

African Tourism Board: Greg Bakunzi of Red Rock Initiative makes Rwanda Tourism proud

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 26, 2019 05:46

Red Rocks Cultural Center in Rwanda founder Greg Bakunzi today was appointed as the latest board member of the African Tourism Board. He is a star in African Tourism with a ... Read More

Expression of interests launched for new carrying-capacity studies for La Digue, Mahe and Praslin

editor editor- April 24, 2019 20:04

The Seychelles Ministry for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine have recently launched 2 expression of interests for carrying capacity studies to be undertaken on La Digue as well as ... Read More

UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism to analyze sector’s potential

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 16, 2019 20:10

The countdown begins for the 5th World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism to be held on 2 and 3 May in Donostia-San Sebastián, organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and ... Read More

UNWTO: Balearic Islands first tourism destination developed under 2030 Agenda

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 11, 2019 14:54

Deploying new resources and actions for the progressive adaptation of the Balearic Islands (Mallorca, Menorca and Formentera) to the objectives of the 2030 Agenda, is one of the main objectives ... Read More