Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, has congratulated Jean Claude de L’estrac for his new post as the successor of Callixte D’offay as the new Secretary General of the Indian Ocean Commission (COI).
At his … May 28, 2012
BERLIN, Germany - “By the end of 2012, one seventh of the world’s population will have crossed international borders as tourists in a single year,” said Mr. Rifai in his keynote speech at the official opening of ITB.
This “extraordinary number” … March 7, 2012
The Secretary General of the UN World Tourism Organization, Mr. Taleb Rifai, paid a courtesy call on Seychelles President James Michel yesterday afternoon at State House.
Mr. Rifai, who was accompanied by the UNWTO Regional Director for Africa, Mr. … March 2, 2012
The World Youth Student and Educational Travel Confederation (WYSETC) is pleased to announce that Taleb Rifai, Secretary-General of the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), will attend this year's conference in Barcelona, September 20-23.
The Secretary-General … July 13, 2011
President Michel has pledged the continued support of the Seychelles Government to the United Nations Secretary General, Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, following his re-appointment for a second five year term in his post.
In a congratulatory letter sent, President … June 24, 2011
President James Michel has held talks with the Commonwealth Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma, who is in Seychelles on an official visit. Mr. Sharma is the guest of honor at the June 18 National Day celebrations.
President Michel and Secretary General … June 17, 2010
Meeting with the President of Tajikistan, HE Emomali Rahmon, UNWTO secretary-general, Taleb Rifai, underlined the importance of regional cooperation in the growth and development of national economies. Referring to the UNWTO Silk Road Project, a long-term … May 4, 2010
Working together to ensure that global policies are supportive of the sustainable growth of tourism and position travel and tourism as one industry speaking with one voice were some of the challenges highlighted by UNWTO secretary-general, Taleb Rifai, … March 9, 2010
Taleb Rifai, secretary-general of the United Nations World Tourism Organization, issued the following statement regarding the tragic mudslides that occured in Madeira, Portugal, over the weekend:
"We are deeply saddened by the tragic events that struck … February 23, 2010
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University bestowed Adjunct Professorship on Dr. Taleb Rifai, secretary general of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), on February 9 in recognition of his valuable contribution to the development of the world’s … February 10, 2010
Mr. Francesco Frangialli, secretary general of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) gave a public lecture on the prospects of the hospitality industry amidst the current global financial crisis on November 26 at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University … December 3, 2008