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Shortlist finalised for next UNWTO chief

Shortlist finalised for next UNWTO chief

The secretariat of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation has confirmed the final candidates for the post of secretary general of the body. Former Seychelles tourism minister Alain St. Ange is an early favourite, with his bid backed by the government of Seychelles.

UNWTO raises deep concern over US travel ban

UNWTO raises deep concern over US travel ban

Days after the event, the World Tourism Organisation has moved to express its “deep concern” and “strong condemnation” over the recently announced travel ban by the United States of America. The ban announced on Friday, effectively bars nationals of seven countries - Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen – from entering the US.

Poland to host International Congress on Ethics and Tourism in April

Poland to host International Congress on Ethics and Tourism in April

28 December 2016 Travel Events News Tourism News

Coinciding with the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development to be celebrated throughout 2017, the third International Congress on Ethics and Tourism will be held in Poland, on April 27th-28th, 2017. Organised by the World Tourism Organisation, the event will focus on the shared responsibility of all stakeholders in promoting a more sustainable tourism sector.

UNWTO secretary general stresses EU links

UNWTO secretary general stresses EU links

During a recent visit to Brussels, Belgium, the secretary general of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation, Taleb Rifai, discussed how to reinforce the collaboration of the organisation with the European Union. Rifai met the EU commissioners for education, culture, youth and sports, Tibor Navracsics; for environment, maritime affairs and fisheries, Karmenu Vella; and for international cooperation and development, Neven Mimica.