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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.