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eTN releases audio recording of Pres. Mugabe speech at UNWTO general assembly closing ceremony

Tourism Speech eTN releases audio recording of Pres. Mugabe speech at UNWTO general assembly closing ceremony

Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

As part of the upcoming launch of eTN 2.0, to be held in Las Vegas at this year's edition of Routes Global Summit, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's speech during the closing ceremony of the ...

Japan takes on most ambitious travel show yet

Unique Travel Events Japan takes on most ambitious travel show yet

Nelson Alcantara, editor-in-chief

TOKYO (eTN) - Japan’s largest travel show, JATA TABIHAKU, is being here held here in the Japanese capital city beginning today, Thursday, September 12, 2013, and will run until Sunday, September ...

Zimbabwe claims "bid to sabotage UNWTO flops"

Tourism Speeches Zimbabwe claims "bid to sabotage UNWTO flops"

Isdore Guvamombe, allafrica.com

President [Robert] Mugabe yesterday took a swipe at the British and Americans for attempting to sabotage the 20th Session of the United Nations World Tourism Organization general assembly by ...

Taleb Rifai re-elected as UNWTO Secretary General

United Nations Tourism Taleb Rifai re-elected as UNWTO Secretary General

Nelson Alcantara, editor-in-chief, eTN

LIVINGSTONE, Zambia (eTN) - Taleb Rifai was the lone candidate for the position of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Secretary General, and by the organization's rules and ...

Zambia re-affirms dedication to “peace”

Peace and Tourism Zambia re-affirms dedication to “peace”

Nelson Alcantara, editor-in-chief, eTN

LIVINGSTONE, Zambia (eTN) - Some hundreds or so dignitaries and spectators alike gathered at 11am on Saturday, August 24, 2013, at the designated “Peace Park” area in Mosi-Oa-Tunya Falls (more ...

UNWTO opening speech by President Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe

UNWTO opening speech by President Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe

VICTORIA FALLS, Zimbabwe (eTN) - The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) General Assembly was declared open Sunday night by President R.G. Mugabe of Zimbabwe.

Up-close and personal with Taleb Rifai

UNWTO Leadership Up-close and personal with Taleb Rifai

Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief


Since taking office as the United Nations World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) secretary-general in May 2009, Taleb Rifai has been on a perpetual move, traipsing the globe from one travel and ...

UNWTO partners with African countries to develop sustainable tourism

First Pan African Conference on Development of Sustainable Tourism in National Parks UNWTO partners with African countries to develop sustainable tourism

Tanzania Apolinari Tairo, eTN Tanzania

(eTN) - Considering Africa’s potential in biodiversity, the United Nations World Tourism Organization has pledged its support to African countries to develop sustainable tourism through the ...

UNWTO sets up observatory on sustainable tourism in Chengdu

United Nations World Tourism Organization UNWTO sets up observatory on sustainable tourism in Chengdu

The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) set up an observatory on sustainable tourism in Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province, to monitor the environmental and socio-economic impact ...

UNWTO chief tells Tanzania to capitalize on Pan-African tourism conference

First Pan African Conference on Tourism UNWTO chief tells Tanzania to capitalize on Pan-African tourism conference

Apolinari Tairo, eTN Tanzania

(eTN) - The United Nations World Tourism Organization Secretary General Dr.

Africa in need of hotel investments

Africa Hotels Investment Forum Africa in need of hotel investments

Apolinari Tairo, eTN Staff Writer, Tanzania

Competing to win a share in global tourist market, Africa is looking at best strategies to attract more investors in hotel industry during the forthcoming Africa Hotels Investment Forum (AHIF) ...

UN calls on governments to "unlock the potential of tourism"

19th session of the General Assembly of the United Nations World Tourism Organization UN calls on governments to "unlock the potential of tourism"

Calling on governments, donors and international financial institutions to "unlock the potential of tourism," Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro today hailed the industry''s ability to ...

Kenya seeks review of punitive travel taxes

Kenya: West suffocating developing countries through discriminatory taxes Kenya seeks review of punitive travel taxes

Kenya wants the United Nations World Tourism Organization to intervene and help end travel conditions by western states that act as barriers to growth of the tourism industry in developing ...

Andorra’s economy minister takes tourism very seriously

Andorra Public Figures Andorra’s economy minister takes tourism very seriously

Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

When Andorra’s Minister of Economy, Pere Lopez, showed up at Grand Valira, one of Andorra’s most famous ski and snowboarding resorts, to host a lunch for the media last week, it became evident ...

Emerging economies increasing tourism promotion budgets

Tourism Report Emerging economies increasing tourism promotion budgets

Recent years have seen some large increases in the budgets of National Tourism Organizations (NTOs) in emerging economies, a new joint United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and ...

Beijing and even China lagging in tourism development, Beijing vice mayor says

China's Tourism Development Beijing and even China lagging in tourism development, Beijing vice mayor says

Nelson Alcantara

BEIJING, China (eTN) – If there is one clear message that China wanted to tell in hosting this year’s edition of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC)’s annual global travel and ...

United Nations World Tourism Organization attend Africa Travel Association Congress in the Gambia

UNWTO And ATA Discuss Ways To Cooperate With Tourism Development United Nations World Tourism Organization attend Africa Travel Association Congress in the Gambia

eTN Staff Writer

BANJUL, Gambia - The United Nations Tourism Organization attended the Africa Travel Association's 35th Annual Congress at the Sheraton Hotel Spa and Resort in the Gambia from May 17-20, 2010.

The implications of the Copenhagen climate anti-climax on tourism

Copenhagen Climate Change The implications of the Copenhagen climate anti-climax on tourism

David Beirman, eTN Tourism Security Expert

For many months the expectations of the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference were immense.

Live the deal, UNWTO executive says

Copenhagen Climate Change Update Live the deal, UNWTO executive says

Nelson Alcantara, eTN

eTN: How are you, Geoffrey? How is Copenhagen?
Geoffrey Lipman: I think it’s probably better than people are saying, if you know what I mean.

UNWTO’s “Roadmap to Recovery”

UNWTO General Assembly UNWTO’s “Roadmap to Recovery”

Geoffrey Lipman

The United Nations World Tourism Organization’s “Roadmap to Recovery” document has been developed over the past six months to respond directly to the evolving crisis, which has already been ...

UNWTO holds General Assembly in Kazakhstan, but where in the world is it?

United Nations World Tourism Organization General Assembly UNWTO holds General Assembly in Kazakhstan, but where in the world is it?

eTN Staff Writer

Kazakhstan has become increasingly popular among tourists from all around the world.

Nigerian honored by UNWTO for “World Tourism Day” vision

World Tourism Day Nigerian honored by UNWTO for “World Tourism Day” vision

travelafricanews.com

Following a final push by a letter written by the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Tourism, Culture and National Orientation and orchestrated by a Nigerian travel tourism journalist, Lucky Onoriode ...

UNWTO:  Support tourism, support your economy

Global Travel and Tourism and Economy UNWTO: Support tourism, support your economy

eTN Staff Writer

As world leaders meet to discuss a sustainable way out of the current economic crisis, the United Nations World Tourism Organization has issued a reminder claiming that many governments and ...

New growth sectors for Indian tourism

India Tourism Milestone New growth sectors for Indian tourism

Shekhar Niyogi, eTN Ambassador

Wanderlust continues in spite of recession, terror and pandemics. The Indian inbound tourism market has grown in spite of a difficult year.

Nigeria raps UNWTO over its tourism pioneer who initiated “World Tourism Day”

Nigeria News: World Tourism Day Nigeria raps UNWTO over its tourism pioneer who initiated “World Tourism Day”

Lucky Onofrio George, eTN Africa Ambassador

The Nigeria’s Ministry of Tourism, Culture and National Orientation has said it has written to the United Nations World Tourism Organization [UNWTO] to remind the body of its 2006 promise to ...

Finding silver linings around dark economic clouds

Tourism Branding in Dark Economic Times Finding silver linings around dark economic clouds

Anita Mendiratta, CNN’s TASK Group/eTN

As the end of 1st Quarter approaches, members of the global travel and tourism community look ahead with a looming sense of fear. Fear and uncertainty.

Africa trumps others in tourism growth stakes

Africa Tourism Africa trumps others in tourism growth stakes

travelhub.co.za for eTN

According to the June edition of the United Nations World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) World Tourism Barometer, international tourism declined by 8 percent between January and April compared ...

Mid-east tourism numbers down take a double-digit dive

Middle East Tourism Mid-east tourism numbers down take a double-digit dive

Hazel Heyer, eTN Staff Writer

According to the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Middle East region saw tourism decline by 18 percent between January and April compared with the same period last year.

ST-EP:  A big misstep for UNWTO?

Sustainable Tourism-Eliminating Poverty ST-EP: A big misstep for UNWTO?

Nelson Alcantara

United Nations World Tourism Organization affiliated offices (Osaka and Korea) were recently audited with regards to the various programs that are using the UNTWO logo.

Re-engineering UNWTO is the way forward, Rifai says

Global Tourism Re-engineering UNWTO is the way forward, Rifai says

Nelson Alcantara

Taleb Rifai is the ad interim secretary general of the United Nations World Tourism Organization.

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