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UNWTO General Assembly: Tourism more united than ever, says Rifai

UNWTO General Assembly: Tourism more united than ever, says Rifai

13 September 2017 Press Release Travel Events News Organisations & Operators

The global tourism community is “more united than ever” according to United Nations World Tourism Organisation general secretary Taleb Rifai. Addressing the opening session of the 22nd session of the UNWTO General Assembly, he said, despite the challenges faced by global tourism, the sector was “more committed than ever to working closer together to make it a pillar of a better future for people and the planet”.

UNWTO General Assembly: Tourism back to heights not seen since 2010

UNWTO General Assembly: Tourism back to heights not seen since 2010

Figures revealed on the first day of the UNWTO General Assembly in Chengdu, China, reveal destinations worldwide welcomed 598 million international tourists in the first six months of 2017, some 36 million more than in the same period of 2016. At six per cent, growth was well above the trend of recent years, making the current January-June period the strongest half-year since 2010.

Rifai lays out UNWTO General Assembly objectives

Rifai lays out UNWTO General Assembly objectives

5 September 2017 Videos

Chengdu, China, will host the UNWTO General Assembly this month. The bi-annual event will discuss how to advance the contribution of tourism to the Sustainable Development Goals and define the actions of the organisation for the period 2018-2019.