Home Tags United Nations World Tourism Organization

Tag: United Nations World Tourism Organization

eTN releases audio recording of Pres. Mugabe speech at UNWTO general...

As part of the upcoming launch of eTN 2.0, to be held in Las Vegas at this year's edition of Routes Global Summit, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's speech during the closing ceremony of the 20th U

Japan takes on most ambitious travel show yet

TOKYO (eTN) - Japan’s largest travel show, JATA TABIHAKU, is being here held here in the Japanese capital city beginning today, Thursday, September 12, 2013, and will run until Sunday, September 15,

Zimbabwe claims “bid to sabotage UNWTO flops”

President [Robert] Mugabe yesterday took a swipe at the British and Americans for attempting to sabotage the 20th Session of the United Nations World Tourism Organization general assembly by making fa

Taleb Rifai re-elected as UNWTO Secretary General

LIVINGSTONE, Zambia (eTN) - Taleb Rifai was the lone candidate for the position of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Secretary General, and by the organization's rules and regulati

Zambia re-affirms dedication to “peace”

LIVINGSTONE, Zambia (eTN) - Some hundreds or so dignitaries and spectators alike gathered at 11am on Saturday, August 24, 2013, at the designated “Peace Park” area in Mosi-Oa-Tunya Falls (more pop

UNWTO opening speech by President Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe

VICTORIA FALLS, Zimbabwe (eTN) - The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) General Assembly was declared open Sunday night by President R.G. Mugabe of Zimbabwe.

Up-close and personal with Taleb Rifai

Since taking office as the United Nations World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) secretary-general in May 2009, Taleb Rifai has been on a perpetual move, traipsing the globe from one travel and touris

UNWTO partners with African countries to develop sustainable tourism

(eTN) - Considering Africa’s potential in biodiversity, the United Nations World Tourism Organization has pledged its support to African countries to develop sustainable tourism through the manageme

UNWTO sets up observatory on sustainable tourism in Chengdu

The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) set up an observatory on sustainable tourism in Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province, to monitor the environmental and socio-economic impact of to

UNWTO chief tells Tanzania to capitalize on Pan-African tourism conference

(eTN) - The United Nations World Tourism Organization Secretary General Dr.

Africa in need of hotel investments

Competing to win a share in global tourist market, Africa is looking at best strategies to attract more investors in hotel industry during the forthcoming Africa Hotels Investment Forum (AHIF) which w

UN calls on governments to “unlock the potential of tourism”

Calling on governments, donors and international financial institutions to "unlock the potential of tourism," Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro today hailed the industry''s ability to create j

Kenya seeks review of punitive travel taxes

Kenya wants the United Nations World Tourism Organization to intervene and help end travel conditions by western states that act as barriers to growth of the tourism industry in developing countries.

Andorra’s economy minister takes tourism very seriously

When Andorra’s Minister of Economy, Pere Lopez, showed up at Grand Valira, one of Andorra’s most famous ski and snowboarding resorts, to host a lunch for the media last week, it became evident tha

Emerging economies increasing tourism promotion budgets

Recent years have seen some large increases in the budgets of National Tourism Organizations (NTOs) in emerging economies, a new joint United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and European Tr

Beijing and even China lagging in tourism development, Beijing vice mayor...

BEIJING, China (eTN) – If there is one clear message that China wanted to tell in hosting this year’s edition of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC)’s annual global travel and tourism summ

United Nations World Tourism Organization attend Africa Travel Association Congress in...

BANJUL, Gambia - The United Nations Tourism Organization attended the Africa Travel Association's 35th Annual Congress at the Sheraton Hotel Spa and Resort in the Gambia from May 17-20, 2010.

The implications of the Copenhagen climate anti-climax on tourism

For many months the expectations of the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference were immense.

Live the deal, UNWTO executive says

eTN: How are you, Geoffrey? How is Copenhagen? Geoffrey Lipman: I think it’s probably better than people are saying, if you know what I mean.

UNWTO’s “Roadmap to Recovery”

The United Nations World Tourism Organization’s “Roadmap to Recovery” document has been developed over the past six months to respond directly to the evolving crisis, which has already been refe

UNWTO holds General Assembly in Kazakhstan, but where in the world...

Kazakhstan has become increasingly popular among tourists from all around the world.

Nigerian honored by UNWTO for “World Tourism Day” vision

Following a final push by a letter written by the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Tourism, Culture and National Orientation and orchestrated by a Nigerian travel tourism journalist, Lucky Onoriode George

UNWTO: Support tourism, support your economy

As world leaders meet to discuss a sustainable way out of the current economic crisis, the United Nations World Tourism Organization has issued a reminder claiming that many governments and decision m

New growth sectors for Indian tourism

Wanderlust continues in spite of recession, terror and pandemics. The Indian inbound tourism market has grown in spite of a difficult year.

Nigeria raps UNWTO over its tourism pioneer who initiated “World Tourism...

The Nigeria’s Ministry of Tourism, Culture and National Orientation has said it has written to the United Nations World Tourism Organization [UNWTO] to remind the body of its 2006 promise to honor t

Finding silver linings around dark economic clouds

As the end of 1st Quarter approaches, members of the global travel and tourism community look ahead with a looming sense of fear. Fear and uncertainty.

Africa trumps others in tourism growth stakes

According to the June edition of the United Nations World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) World Tourism Barometer, international tourism declined by 8 percent between January and April compared with

Mid-east tourism numbers down take a double-digit dive

According to the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Middle East region saw tourism decline by 18 percent between January and April compared with the same period last year.

ST-EP: A big misstep for UNWTO?

United Nations World Tourism Organization affiliated offices (Osaka and Korea) were recently audited with regards to the various programs that are using the UNTWO logo.

Re-engineering UNWTO is the way forward, Rifai says

Taleb Rifai is the ad interim secretary general of the United Nations World Tourism Organization.