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UNWTO Executive Council Session ongoing in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

UNWTO Executive Council Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
UNWTO Executive Council Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

The Saudi Arabia Minister of Tourism HE Ahmed Al Khateeb posted to his Twitter profile today:

Delighted to welcome leaders from around the world to #Jeddah for the 116th Session of the UNWTO Executive Council – and share the sights of historic AlBalad. Together, we will encourage our partners, drive global recovery and forge a pathway to a better future.

Currently, the UNWTO Executive Council meeting is ongoing at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili is full of hope, according to his tweet facilitated by his top advisor Anita Mendiratta

Full of hope. That’s how I feel after today’s UNWTOEC, next to leaders firmly committed to follow
UNWTO’s vision for tourism’s recovery. There’s only one way: cooperation, innovation, and investment. UNWTO is your partner in our shared goal toward positive transformation.

Officially opened at 10.00 today and after two busy council sessions, Tuesday ended with a spectacular Saudi Arabia Style Gala Dinner at the Jeddah Yacht Club.

The meeting of UNWTO tourism readers will end Wednesday with a session entitled: Thematic session on “Tourism Futures – New Governance and Advocacy”

An optimistic Tourism Barometer report on the Future of Tourism was released by UNWTO two days ago.

For the 116th session, UNWTO submitted the following documents for discussion.

List of participants for the ongoing UNWTO Executive Council session in Jeddah.

  • Mr. Reza Goudarzi Taemeh Int’l. Affairs Officer Abasabad Renovation Company
  • Mr. Salman Gasim CEO AHLEI Saudi Arabia
  • Mr. Alexander Rayner Director Government & Destination Relations Amadeus
  • Mr. Ebrahim Alkhalifa Deputy Director Arab Regional Centre For World
  • Ms. MARIA TERESA ALMANSILLA RODRIGUEZ RESPONSABLE DE ESTRATEGIA Y RELACIÓN CON ASOCIACION EMPRESARIAL
  • Ms. MAR DE MIGUEL COLOM Vicepresidenta Ejecutiva AEHM/Presidenta de la ASOCIACION EMPRESARIAL
  • Mr. EMMANUEL FRIMPONG EXECUTIVE SECRETARY GHANA TOURISM FEDERATION
  • Ms. MARIA VALCARCE DIRECTORA FITUR IFEMA MADRID
  • Ms. ANA LARRAÑAGA DIRECTORA IFEMA, FERIA DE MADRID/FITUR
  • Ms. Rusudan Mamatsashvili Regulation and Planning NEOM
  • Mr. Diego Fabregas Director Netcom
  • Mr. Gabriel Rodriguez Director Netcom
  • Mr. Juan Francisco Rodriguez Director Netcom
  • Mr. Siim Esko Head of Sales Positium
  • Mr. Abdullah Alzahrani Brand and Marketing Executive Director The Red Sea Development
  • Ms. Tracy Wirth Lanza Group Head of Global Branding and Marketing The Red Sea Development
  • Mr. Yassine Hamadi Ministre du Tourisme et de l’Artisanat Ministère re du Tourisme et de Algeria
  • Mr. Mohamed Ali BOUGHAZI Ambassadeur Ambassade d’Algerie à Riyadh Algeria
  • Mr. Boukabous Ghoulam Allah DG ANDT Ministère re du Tourisme et de Algeria
  • Mr. mohamed amine zmit media relations manager ministry of tourism and Algeria
  • Mr. Mohamed El Hadi MECHERI Deputy Consul Algeria Consulat in Jeddah Algeria
  • Mr. Ahmed Mourad MERHOUM Consul General of Algeria in Jeddah Algerian Consulate Algeria
  • Mr. Miloud Sayad chargé du dossier OMT Ministère des Affaires Algeria
  • Ms. Assia Zach sous directrice de la Coopération Ministère du Tourisme et de Algeria
  • Mr. CHEMS EDDINE HABTOUN Advisor of Minister MINISTRY OF TOURISM AND Algeria
  • Ms. Asma Moulay Directrice de la communication et de la Ministère re du Tourisme et de Algeria
  • Mr. Matias Lammens Minister of Tourism and Sports Ministry of Tourism and Sports Argentina
  • Mr. Leandro Martin Balasini Undersecretary for Institutional Relations and Ministry of Tourism and Sports Argentina
  • Ms. Yanina Alejandra Martinez Secretary of Tourism Promotion Ministry of Tourism and Sports Argentina
  • Ms. Ana Ines Garcia Allievi Foreign Affairs Director Ministry of Tourism and Sports Argentina
  • Ms. Victoria Siano Operational Director Ministry of Tourism and Sports Argentina
  • Ms. Yanina Daniela Medina Assistant Secretary of Tourism Promotion Argentina
  • Mr. Alejandro Obeid General Director for Institutional Ministry of Tourism and Sports Argentina
  • Ms. Sona Hovhannisyan Head Tourism Committee of the Armenia
  • Mr. Sos Avetisyan Embajador Embajada de la República de Armenia
  • Ms. Sisian Boghossian Chairperson Tourism Committee of the Armenia
  • Ms. Nouneh Zastoukhova Director Ministry of Foreign Affairs Armenia
  • Mr. Zayed R. Alzayani Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism Ministry of Industry, Commerce Bahrain
  • Mr. Nasser Ali Yousif Qaedi CEO Bahrain Tourism & Exhibitions Bahrain
  • Mr. NAJI MAHBOOB ALDOSERI PUBLIC RELATION Ministry of Industry, Commerce Bahrain
  • Mr. Carlos Brito Minister of Tourism of Brazil Ministry of Tourism Brazil
  • Mr. Rafael Luisi Advisor to the President Embratur Brazil
  • Mr. Heitor Kadri National Secretary of Investment Attraction Ministry of Tourism of Brazil Brazil
  • Mr. Sergio Rodrigues Chief of Protocol Ministry of Tourism Brazil
  • Ms. Livia Nascimento Press Adivsor Ministry of Tourism of Brazil Brazil
  • Mr. Vital Florencio Press Adivsor Ministry of Tourism of Brazil Brazil
  • Mr. Gustavo Torres adviser Ministry of Tourism of Brazil Brazil
  • Mr. Silvio Nascimento President of Embratur Embratur BrazilMr. Roberto
  • Castro Photographer Ministry of Tourism of Brazil Brazil
  • Mr. Humberto Elisio Santos Lélis President Ministry of Tourism and Cabo Verde
  • Mr. Pedro Tavares Moreira Special Advisor to the Minister Ministry of Tourism and Cabo Verde
  • Ms. PEIYU XU Consular Attache Consulate-General of the China
  • Mr. Siandou FOFANA Ministre du Tourisme et des Loisirs de Côte Ministère du tourisme et des Côte d’Ivoire
  • Ms. AMENAN FREDERIQUE ADA-KOUASSI Chef de Cabinet Ministère du Tourisme Côte d’Ivoire
  • Ms. MAFERIMA DIARRASSOUBA DIRECTEUR GENERAL SOCIETE DES PALACES DE Côte d’Ivoire
  • Mr. Fagama Klo Directeur Général de l’Industrie Touristique et Ministère du tourisme Côte d’Ivoire
  • Ms. AURELIA DIAKITE COTY CONSEILLER TECHNIQUE MINUSTERE DU TOURISME ET Côte d’Ivoire
  • Ms. laetitia M’BAHIA BLE Conseiller technique Ministère du tourisme et des Côte d’Ivoire
  • Mr. MARCEL KOUADIO N’GUETTIA Président du Fonds de Développement Ministère du tourisme et des Côte d’Ivoire
  • Ms. N’Gnimah Marcelle Isabelle ANOH Directeur Général des loisirs Ministère du Tourisme et des Côte d’Ivoire
  • Mr. Tonči Glavina State Secretary Ministry of Tourism and Sport Croatia
  • Mr. Ivan Divić Head of Department for Bilateral Cooperation Ministry of Tourism and Sport Croatia
  • Ms. Jelena Letica Head of Sector for International Cooperation Ministry of Tourism and Sport Croatia
  • Mr. Carlos Andrés Peguero Rivera Viceministro de Cooperación Internacional Ministerio de Turismo de la Dominican Republic
  • Mr. Anibal De Castro Ambassador Permanent Mission of the Dominican Republic
  • Ms. Fanny Groz Conseillère développement international du Ministère de l’Europe et des France
  • Mr. Mostafa MIHRAJE Consul Général de France à Djeddah Consulat Général de France à France
  • Ms. Mariam Kvrivishvili Deputy Minister Ministry of Economy and Georgia
  • Ms. Tamar Koriauli First Deputy Head Georgian National Tourism Georgia
  • Ms. ana Gochashvili Head of Pr department GNTA Georgia
  • Mr. Luka Mamulaidze Cameraman Georgian national tourism GeorgiaMs.
  • SOFIA ZACHARAKI DEPUTY MINISTER OF TOURISM MINISTRY OF TOURISM Greece
  • Mr. Theodoros Thalassinos TOURISM OFFICER IN THE GREEK MINISTRY OF GREEK MINISTRY OF TOURSM Greece
  • Mr. Ioannis Georgiou Advisor to the Deputy Minister Ministry of Tourism Greece
  • Ms. Anayansy Rodríguez Castillo Ministra Instituto Guatemalteco de Guatemala
  • Mr. Jose Bassila Commercial Counsellor Embassy of Guatemala Guatemala
  • Mr. Simone Landini Diplomatic Advisor MInistry of Tourism Italy
  • Mr. Masateru Nakamura Chief Official Japan Tourism Agency Japan
  • Mr. Tomohiro Kaneko Vice Commissioner Japan Tourism Agency Japan
  • Mr. Najib Balala Minister Ministry of Tourism & Wildlife Kenya
  • Mr. STEPHEN KINYANJUI CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER MINISTRY OF TOURISM AND Kenya
  • Mr. DANCAN GACHIHI PERSONAL ASSISTANT TO THE MINISTER MINISTRY OF TOURISM AND Kenya
  • Mr. Richard Langat TRI, Board Chairman Tourism Research Institute Kenya
  • Mr. Richard Opembe Embajador Embajada de Kenia Kenya
  • Mr. Hussein Muhamad Counsellor Embassy of Kenya, Riyadh Kenya
  • Mr. David Gitonga Ag. CEO, Tourism Research Institute Tourism Research Institute Kenya
  • Mr. DAVIES KIPTUI Minister AIDE MINISTRY OF TOURISM AND Kenya
  • Mr. AUGUSTINE MILLER OUNDO DIRECTOR INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS MINISTRY OF TOURISM,KENYA Kenya
  • Mr. Peter Ogego Ambassador Embassy of Kenya, Riyadh Kenya
  • Mr. Said Mtwana Athman Tourism Secretary Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife Kenya
  • Mr. John Kiilu Second secretary Kenya Embassy , Riyadh Kenya
  • Ms. Fatuma Hull Chief Of Staff Ministry of Tourism & Wildlife Kenya
  • Ms. Jeniffer Musango Ag. Manager, Data and Knowledge Tourism Research Institute Kenya
  • Mr. JOOMUN MOHAMMAD SALIM FERHAT PERMANENT SECRETARY MINISTRY OF TOURISM Mauritius
  • Mr. PAYEN DONALD EMMANUEL SENIOR ADVISOR MINISTRY OF TOURISM Mauritius
  • Ms. Hasnae Zerrouq Directrice de la Stratégie et de la Coopération Ministère du Tourisme, de Morocco
  • Mr. Omar DINIA Chef de la Division de la Coopération Ministère du Tourisme, de Morocco
  • Mr. Adil BENSOUDA Chef du Service des Organisations Spécialisées Ministère du Tourisme, de Morocco
  • Mr. Mustapha Mansouri Ambassade Diplomat Morocco
  • Ms. Eldevina Materula Minister Ministry of Culture and Tourism Mozambique
  • Ms. Gisela Malauene Nhantumbo Deputy Director of Tourism Ministry of Culture and Tourism Mozambique
  • Mr. Candido Langa National Director of Tourism Ministry of Tourism of Mozambique
  • Mr. Nuno Fortes Tourism Investment Director INATUR – MOZAMBIQUE Mozambique
  • Ms. Analádya Loureiro Advisor Ministry of Culture and Tourism Mozambique
  • Ms. Ndiça Massinga Jaime Permanent Secretary Ministry of culture and tourism Mozambique
  • Ms. Rita Marques Secretary of State for Tourism, Commerce and Ministry of Economy and Sea Portugal
  • Ms. Catarina Sousa Pinto Advisor Turismo de Portugal Portugal
  • Mr. Nuno Mathias Ambassador of Portugal to the Kingdom of Embassy of Portugal in Riyadh Portugal
  • Mr. Filipe Silva Board Member Turismo de Portugal, I.P. Portugal
  • Mr. Byoung-jin HAN Consul General Consulate General of the Republic of Korea
  • Ms. IN HWA KWON Second Secretary Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Korea Republic of Korea
  • Mr. Jubran Hadadi Head of Protocol Ministry of Tourism of The Saudi Arabia
  • Mr. Mohammed Alfaraj Protocol Advisor Ministry of Tourism Saudi Arabia
  • Mr. Majed Almutairi General Director Ministry of Tourism Saudi Arabia
  • Ms. princess Haifa Al Saud Assistant Minister of Tourism Ministry of Tourism of The Saudi Arabia
  • Mr. Hussam Al Harbi International Relations Senior Specialist Ministry of Tourism Saudi Arabia
  • Ms. Sara Al Saud Advisor Ministry of Tourism of The Saudi Arabia
  • Mr. Jose Lopez Engagement Manager Ministry of Tourism Saudi Arabia
  • Mr. Musaad Alfahad Office Manager of Assistant Minister Ministry Saudi Arabia
  • Ms. Razan Yousef Multilateral Affairs Manager Ministry of Tourism Saudi Arabia
  • Ms. Renad Amjad Director of Multilateral Affairs Department Ministry of Tourism of Saudi Saudi Arabia
  • Mr. Alioune Sarr Ministre du Tourisme et des Transports Ministère du Tourisme et des Senegal
  • Mr. Amdy Sene Conseiller Ministère du tourisme et du Senegal
  • Ms. MARIAME SY Ambassadeur Ambassade du Sénégal en Senegal
  • Ms. Lindiwe Nonceba Sisulu Minister of Tourism Government South Africa
  • Mr. Mphumzi Mdekazi Advisor Government South Africa
  • Ms. Anemé Malan Deputy Director-General Department of Tourism South Africa
  • Ms. Nikiwe Magqabi PA Government South Africa
  • Mr. Beza Bomanye Ntshona Chief of staff Government South Africa
  • Mr. Mutshutshu Johannes Rantete Advisor to the Minister Government South Africa
  • Ms. REYES MAROTO MINISTRA MINISTERIO DE INDUSTRIA, Spain
  • Mr. Sufyan BARHOUM NAJJAR Oficial Traductor MINISTERIO DE ASUNTOS Spain
  • Mr. ALEJANDRO BELTRÁN GARCÍA CONSEJERO TÉCNICO MINISTERIO DE INDUSTRIA, Spain
  • Mr. JORGE HEVIA SIERRA EMBAJADOR DE ESPAÑA EN ARABIA SAUDÍ MINISTERIO DE ASUNTOS Spain
  • Mr. Jorge Esteban Arlegui Vocal Asesor Gabinete de la Ministra Spain
  • Mr. JOSÉ VICENTE PÉREZ LÓPEZ CONSEJERO ECONOMICO Y COMERCIAL MINISTERIO DE COMERCIO, Spain
  • Mr. Félix De Paz García Subdirector General de Cooperación y Mº de Industria, Comercio y SpainMr. JUAN IGNACIO DIAZ BIDART DIRECTOR GABINETE
  • MINISTRA MINISTERIAL Spain
  • Mr. Chote Trachu Permanent Secretary Ministry of Tourism and Sports Thailand
  • Ms. Aueladda Ninlawat Plan and Policy Analyst, Acting Secretary to the Ministry of Tourism and Sports Thailand
  • Mr. Gun Puntuhong International Affairs Officer Ministry of Tourism and Sports Thailand
  • Mr. CHAREEF YOTHASMUTH Consul (Economic Affairs) Ministry of Foreign Affairs Thailand
  • Mr. NATTHAPHOL SONJAROON First Secretary Ministry of Foreign Affairs Thailand
  • Mr. Panupak Pongatichat Director of the International Affairs Division Ministry of Tourism and Sports Thailand
  • Ms. Siramon Sopha International Affairs Officer Ministry of Tourism and Sports Thailand
  • Mr. Mohamed El Moez Belhassine ministre ministère du tourisme Tunisia
  • Ms. mouna mathlouthi ghliss directeur general Ministry of tourism Tunisia
  • Mr. Habib Ayed consul general consulat general de TUNISIE a Tunisia
  • Mr. Walid Chakroun Consul Consulat général de Tunisie a Tunisia
  • Mr. Serdar Çam Deputy Minister Ministry of Culture and Tourism Turkey
  • Mr. Salih Yürç Chief of the Cabinet Ministry of Culture and Tourism Turkey
  • Ms. Başak Önsal Demir Multilateral Relations Coordinator/ UNWTO Ministry of Culture and Tourism Turkey
  • Ms. Lütfiye Selva Çam Parliamentarian Turkish Grand National Assembly Turkey
  • Mr. Yahya Kemal Tunca Deputy Chief of Cabinet Ministry of Culture and Tourism Turkey
  • Mr. Hakan Ergün Advisor to the Deputy Minister Ministry of Culture and Tourism Turkey
  • Mr. H.E. Dr. Thani Ahmed AlZeyoudi Minister of State for Foreign Trade United Arab Emirates Ministry United Arab Emirates
  • Mr. Ammar Sajwani Director Ministry of Economy United Arab Emirates
  • Mr. Faisal Al Hammadi Acting Assistant Undersecretary Ministry of Economy United Arab Emirates
  • Mr. Rhodine Sikumba Hon. Minister of Tourism Ministry of Tourism Zambia
  • Ms. Twaambo Muzyamba Regional Tourism Development Coordinator Ministry of Tourism Zambia
  • Mr. Kaitisha Felix First Secretary Tourism/UNWTO Liaison
  • Officer Embassy of the Republic of Zambia
  • Ms. Christine Mwelwa Kaseba- Sata H.E, Ambassador Embassy of the Republic of Zambia
  • Mr. Muhammad Adam Ambassador and Permanent Representative Ghana Embassy, Madrid Ghana
  • Mr. Richard Kaempf Head of tourism policy State Secretariat for Economic Switzerland
  • Mr. HE Dr. BANDAR ALFEHAID President Arab Tourism Organization
  • Mr. KHALID REDA Assistant Secretary General Arab Tourism Organization
  • Mr. HE SHERIF ATTIA Secretary General Arab Tourism Organization
  • Mr. WALID ELHENNAWY Assistant Secretary-General for Events and Arab Tourism Organization
  • Mr. Bernard Metzger Founder Travelindex Group
    Mr. Fahad Abuljadayel Business Reporter Arab News
  • Ms. Esther Barranco Redactora Agencia EFE
  • Mr. MAURIZIO BRAVI Permanente Observer of the Holy See to HOLY SEE
  • Mr. George Shanidze Founder / CEO Armlender S.L.
  • Mr. ALEXANDROS KONSTANTINOU FOUNDER/CFO PRM-GLOBAL
  • Mr. Pedro Zarzalejos Associate Director Interbrand
  • Mr. Guillermo Adams Fernández Presidente Nearco
  • Ms. Ruth Wright Head of Lifestyle Verticals Euronews
  • Ms. Sharanjit Leyl International Broadcaster/Moderator BBC (former)
  • Ms. SOFIA PANAGIOTAKI FOUNDER/CEO PRM-GLOBAL
  • Ms. Nancy Villanueva CEO Interbrand
  • Ms. weam aldakheel Journalist- TV Presenter Saudi Media Association

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Juergen Thomas Steinmetz has continuously worked in the travel and tourism industry since he was a teenager in Germany (1977).
He founded eTurboNews in 1999 as the first online newsletter for the global travel tourism industry.

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