The Secretary-General and officials of the World Tourism Organization have expressed their sorrow at the passing of Pope John Paul II, in a tribute on the WTO website.
(Right) Official visit of Pope John Paul II to the Headquarters of the World Tourism Organization in 1982 (here with the former WTO Secretary-General Mr. Robert C. Lonati)
Often called the “travelling Pope”, His Holiness was a strong advocate of international tourism and maintained a close relationship with the World Tourism Organization through the Vatican’s special status as Permanent Observer to WTO.
The tribute concludes that John’s attention and thoughtful guidance will be sorely missed by the international tourism community.
To see full tribute click here