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Countdown is on for Kenya’s 2014 Eco Warrior Awards

It is just two days to go now until this year’s Eco Warriors will be known in the 14 categories available for awards and it is time to let the readers have the finalists in the various fields.

The “big daddy” of tourism organizations speaks

The global travel and tourism industry cannot contend that Geoffrey Lipman is an industry luminary who has held key positions in some of the biggest trade organizations today.

Conferencing with UNWTO, WTTC and JATA

Covering three major global travel and tourism industry events in the span of three weeks took most of my August and September.

Dr. Taleb Rifai, UNWTO Secretary General sends his condolences to the...

The Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) has just availed a message of condolences sent to them by UNWTO Secretary General Dr. Taleb Rifai.

Egypt: Arab Spring gone wrong?

Since 2011, Egypt has had various transformations and through the process, the beleaguered country’s travel and tourism industry has done its best to stay resilient.

Only in Zambia: Bungee-twirl

On the sidelines of the historic and recently held 20th edition of the United Nations World Tourism Organization’s General Assembly, the Zambia Tourism Board had commissioned eTN to cover the event

UNWTO: Twentieth General Assembly in pictures

LIVINGSTONE, Zambia (eTN) - The Zambia Tourism Board commissioned eTN to cover the 20th General Assembly by the United Nations World Tourism Organization on their behalf.

UNWTO members select Medellin to host next General Assembly

LIVINGSTONE, Zambia (eTN) - The heads and/or representatives of delegations from member states of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) have selected Medellin, Colombia, to host the 21

Taleb Rifai re-elected as UNWTO Secretary General

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 regulati

UNWTO’s Twentieth General Assembly “unlike” any other in history

LIVINGSTONE, Zambia (eTN) - This is the best-attended General Assembly in the history of the United Nations World Tourism Organizations (UNWTO), said Taleb Rifai when he addressed the media at the ong

San Marino appoints Commissioner General to Milan World Expo 2015

LIVINGSTONE, Zambia (eTN) - Mauro Maiani has been appointed as Commissioner General of San Marino to the Milan World Expo 2015, it was announced at the ongoing United Nations World Tourism Organizatio

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.

UNWTO to work with Arab countries on promotion of sustainable tourism

UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai and Casa Arabe Director General Eduardo Lopez Busquets have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote sustainable tourism development and strengthen instituti

Libya draws up action plan for sustainable tourism development

Libya´s Ministry of Tourism has enlisted the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) to help implement an action plan to rebuild its tourism sector as an effective way to increase national revenue, cre

Kenya Tourism Federation lost UNWTO affiliate status

(eTN) - Kenya’s tourism association apex body, the Kenya Tourism Federation (KTF), has lost their status as a UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) affiliate body, reportedly as a result of a backlo

Tourism and water: protecting our common future

Centered on the theme “Tourism and Water: Protecting our Common Future,” World Tourism Day (WTD) 2013 will underline tourism´s responsibility and needed commitment to preserving the world´s vita

Madagascar rallies behind Seychelles for seat on UNWTO Executive Council

The Madagascar Minister responsible for Tourism, Mr.

UNWTO accepting nominations for Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism

UNWTO is inviting submissions for the 2013 Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism, which acknowledge the achievements of exceptional leadership in the sector.

Up-close and personal with Taleb Rifai

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 touris

UAE tops Middle East with $10 billion in tourism receipts

The UAE has topped the Middle East region for international tourism receipts in 2012, according to data released by the UN’s World Tourism Organisation.

International tourism receipts grew by 4 percent in 2012

Receipts from international tourism in destinations around the world grew by 4% in 2012 reaching US$1075 billion.

After 35-year absence, Trinidad and Tobago rejoins UNWTO

“We are very happy to welcome Trinidad and Tobago back into the organization, a country which was in fact a founding member of UNWTO as it pertained to the International Union of Official Travel ‎

Seychelles Tourism Minister speaks at UNWTO & Ministerial Forum at Arabian...

Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism & Culture, who was leading the Seychelles delegation to ATM 2013, was one of the Ministers invited to be a speaker at the UNWTO & ATM Min

Reunion Tourism and UNWTO set meeting to develop island tourism

At the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) being held in Dubai, at the Ministerial Forum of the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Director of Ile de la Reunion Tourisme (IRT), Mr.

Long-term aviation and tourism sector growth discussed at UNWTO & Ministerial...

More than 25 ministers took part in the second annual UNWTO & Ministerial Forum at the Arabian Travel Market with delegates sharing their views on how to work together towards long-term aviation and t

After 26 years, UAE re-joins UNWTO

The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, announced today that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) rejoined the organization 26 years after having left UNWTO.

Computer visitor economy endorsed by PATA

BANGKOK, Thailand - The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) CEO Martin Craigs this week wrote to attendees and speakers of the PATA Annual Summit to pledge the association's ongoing support for the

Consolidating the competitiveness of Morocco as a tourism destination

The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the government of Morocco, and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) signed an agreement to support the Ministry of Tourism of Morocco in the impleme

Zimbabwe and Zambia to co-host World Tourism Organization General Assembly

It has been confirmed by the UNWTO that Zimbabwe and Zambia will co-host the 20th session of the General Assembly of the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) from August 24-29 this year in their tour

UFTAA and UNWTO strengthen tourism collaboration

(eTN) ITALY - For the first time in the last 10 years, Mario Bevacqua, President of UFTAA, the World Federation of Travel Agents and Tour Operators, and Taleb Rifai, Secretary General of the UNWTO (UN