Zimbabwe leading followed by Georgia in the first round of UNWTO Election

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According to information received by the Georgian camp at the  Melia Castilla Hotel in Madrid, the first numbers are in for the election of the Secretary are in.

Zimbabwe is leading with 11, followed by Georgia 8, Korea 7 a Brazil 5 votes.
Candidates were seen rushing to start negotiations for the second round of the election.

Walter Mzembi sat in the hotel lobby talking to the eTurboNews publisher when the large team of Georgians started cheering with their candidate Zurab Pololikashvili  seen on the phone announcing the first round results to his team.

The now leading candidate Mr Mzembi got up, walked over to Mr. Pololikashvili, shook hands and they both rushed out to start negotiations for the upcoming second round.

eTN will follow developments.

Juergen Thomas Steinmetz has continuously worked in the travel and tourism industry since he was a teenager in Germany (1979), beginning as a travel agent up through today as a publisher of eTurboNews (eTN), one of the world’s most influential and most-read travel and tourism publications. He is also Chairman of ICTP. His experiences include working and collaborating with various national tourism offices and non-governmental organizations, as well as private and non-profit organizations, and in planning, implementing, and quality control of a range of travel and tourism-related activities and programs, including tourism policies and legislation. His major strengths include a vast knowledge of travel and tourism from the point of view of a successful private enterprise owner, superb networking skills, strong leadership, excellent communication skills, strong team player, attention to detail, dutiful respect for compliance in all regulated environments, and advisory skills in both political and non-political arenas with respect to tourism programs, policies, and legislation. He has a thorough knowledge of current industry practices and trends and is a computer and Internet junkie.