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WTTC: travel and tourism still robust despite uncertain global economic picture

WTTC: travel and tourism still robust despite uncertain global economic picture

Growth in the global travel and tourism industry in 2012 will be broadly in line with expectations set at the beginning of the year. In an update of forecasts made at the beginning of the year, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) predicts growth … November 2, 2012
A few words for humanity, a big step forward for Mother Earth – “Paradise Exorcised” launched

A few words for humanity, a big step forward for Mother Earth – “Paradise Exorcised” launched

"Nature provides a free lunch, but only if we control our appetites." - William Ruckelshaus They say an idea brings about change, a vision brings about evolution. On January 19, 2012, an idea was launched, in turn to create a vision. Written and compiled … February 14, 2012
Ministers of Tourism of major world economies call on decision-makers to use tourism to stimulate the economy

Ministers of Tourism of major world economies call on decision-makers to use tourism to stimulate the economy

The Ministers of Tourism of the major economies meeting in Paris for the 3rd T20 Ministers’ Meeting have called on decision-makers to consider tourism within their strategies to foster the economy and when facing mounting challenges, namely that of … October 27, 2011
19th General Assembly closes with pledge to strengthen UNWTO

19th General Assembly closes with pledge to strengthen UNWTO

The over 1,000 representatives from UNWTO’s Members States and Affiliate Members attending the 19th session of the UNWTO General Assembly have unanimously adopted proposed reforms in the organization, allowing it to become more responsive, efficient, … October 14, 2011
Healthy growth of international tourism in first half of 2011

Healthy growth of international tourism in first half of 2011

International tourism grew by almost 5% in the first half of 2011, totalling a new record of 440 million arrivals. Results confirm that, in spite of multiple challenges, international tourism continues to consolidate the return to growth initiated in … September 8, 2011
Tourism – linking cultures: UNWTO launches World Tourism Day 2011

Tourism – linking cultures: UNWTO launches World Tourism Day 2011

World Tourism Day 2011 will be celebrated under the theme Tourism – Linking Cultures, an opportunity to highlight tourism’s role in bringing the cultures of the world together and promoting global understanding through travel (September 27, 2011). … June 20, 2011
Minister Namugala launches 5th IIPT African Conference: Meeting the Challenges of Climate Change

Minister Namugala launches 5th IIPT African Conference: Meeting the Challenges of Climate Change

STOWE, Vermont, USA – Minister of Tourism, Environment, and Natural Resources, Zambia, Hon. Catherine Namugala, has officially launched the 5th IIPT African Conference: “Meeting the Challenges of Climate Change to Tourism in Africa and the Developing … March 24, 2011
The Seychelles brand: Towards transformative development

The Seychelles brand: Towards transformative development

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Jean-Paul Adam, has called for a more transformative approach to development for Small Island Developing States (SIDS) during a lecture he delivered at the Berlin International Economics Congress 2011 (an International … March 14, 2011
New tourism book provides insight and inspiration into building tourism economies

New tourism book provides insight and inspiration into building tourism economies

A new book on the importance of global tourism in the social, economic, and diplomatic development of nations was launched this week at the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Global Tourism Forum in Principality of Andorra, in advance of ITB Berlin. Ranked … March 8, 2011
UN World Tourism Organization praises PATA’s significant role in global tourism

UN World Tourism Organization praises PATA’s significant role in global tourism

BANGKOK, Thailand - Taleb Rifai, secretary-general of the UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), has praised PATA’s significant role in the growth of the global tourism industry. From 25 million arrivals worldwide in 1951, to over 900 million today, … February 24, 2011
UN General Assembly acknowledges role of tourism for sustainable development and poverty eradication

UN General Assembly acknowledges role of tourism for sustainable development and poverty eradication

The United Nations General Assembly has adopted by consensus at its 65th session three separate resolutions emphasizing the role of tourism in sustainable development. The three resolutions, on the implementation of the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism, … December 21, 2010
World Tourism Day

World Tourism Day

Skål International Asia joins in celebrating World Tourism Day on September 27, 2009. Celebrating diversity is this year’s World Tourism Day theme and coincides with Skål International president Hulya Aslantas’ presidential theme “Bridging the … September 22, 2009



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