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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.

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

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 20th U

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.

Seychelles provides leading voice in defense of island issues

Seychelles Vice President Danny Faure has addressed the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York where he has laid out Seychelles' intention to bid for a non-permanent seat in 2

UNWTO magazine records Seychelles’ address at General Assembly

The Seychelles representation and address by Alain St.Ange, CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, at the 19th session of the UNWTO General Assembly in Korea was recorded in the UNWTO magazine among oth

Seychelles tourism chief spreads the word in Korea

Alain St.Ange, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, took time as he transited in Seoul to face the Korean press and highlight the unique selling points of the Seychelles.

Seychelles tourism chief delivers address to UNWTO General Assembly

Alain St.Ange, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, took to the podium on Tuesday, October 11, to deliver his address at the 19th Session of the UNWTO General Assembly, which is being held this ye

Seychelles tourism chief speaks at UNWTO Ministerial Roundtable Conference

The Ministerial Roundtable Conference at the opening of the 19th Session of the UNWTO General Assembly held on October 10 in GyeongJu in Korea saw a series of Ministers and heads of delegations of Mem

CNN TASK-Tourism Communication Session at UNWTO General Assembly names Seychelles as...

The CNN TASK-Tourism Communication Session at the 19th Session of the UNWTO General Assembly in GyeongJu, Korea, saw the republic of the Seychelles being cited by Anita Mendiratta as an example for su

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 create j

Seychelles to send delegation to WTO General Assembly

Seychelles will be sending a delegation at the 19th session of the General Assembly of the World Tourism Organization to be held in Gyeongju, South Korea, from October 8-14, 2011.

Small islands states sound alarm over their vulnerability to climate change

Representatives of small island States took to the podium at the General Assembly today to exhort the world to pay greater attention to their vulnerability to climate change, stressing that sustainabl

President Christofias: Cyprus committed to reunification

The President of Cyprus told the General Assembly today that his administration remains committed to a mutually-agreed reunification of the Mediterranean island and ending what he described as the “

Tanzanian President urges greater support to fight maritime piracy

Tanzania’s President Jakaya Kikwete today urged the international community to boost support for East African countries to combat maritime piracy, telling the General Assembly that the problem, whic

Brazil warns of global rift unless economic crisis is resolved

Unless governments take urgent steps to deal with the ongoing global economic crisis, “a grave political and social rift” could open up between countries and peoples, Brazilian President Dilma Rou

Global economy on agenda during General Assembly chief’s visit to Argentina

Economic governance, globalization and the role of the United Nations topped the agenda during a one-day visit today to Argentina by General Assembly President Joseph Deiss.

UN mourns loss of former General Assembly President Harri Holkeri

Top United Nations officials have expressed their condolences to the family of the former Finnish prime minister, Harri Holkeri, who also served as President of the 55th session of the General Assembl

African airlines general assembly set for Addis Ababa

The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) 2010 Annual General Assembly (AGA) will be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from November 21 to 23.

Queen Elizabeth II addresses UN for the first time in 50...

(eTN) – At the United Nations general assembly, Queen Elizabeth II has hailed UN’s leadership in an ever-changing world.

Tourism arrivals up, but still in the negative

At the General Assembly currently being held in Kazakhstan, the UNWTO issued its latest forecast based on data accumulated up until July, 2009.

“Roadmap for Recovery” tourism initiative launches at UNWTO General Assembly

As the tourism industry faces the worst slump in modern history, tourism leaders from 142 countries met to endorse a “Roadmap for Recovery” in a bid to boost global travel.

Kazakhstan welcomes the world of UNWTO

“I am delighted to send greetings to the 18th session of the general assembly of the UNWTO," UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon has told the delegates of 18th session of the General Assembly of the Un

UNWTO holds General Assembly in Kazakhstan, but where in the world...

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

Gearing up for UNWTO General Assembly

In the midst of economic, climate, social, and health challenges, the 18th session of the UNWTO General Assembly will convene in Astana, Kazakhstan from October 5-8.

New US administration must translate words into action, Cuba tells UN

Cuba’s Foreign Minister told the General Assembly yesterday that it is still waiting for the global optimism generated by the new United States administration to be translated into action, calling f

Arab nations call on Israel to seize opportunity for peace at...

The moment has come for Israel to take action to achieve a lasting peace in the Middle East, Arab nations told the I=United Nations General Assembly’s high-level debate yesterday, calling for an imm

ASEAN parliamentarians to hold 30th general assembly in Pattaya

More than 300 parliamentarians from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will convene at the Royal Cliff Beach Resort Hotel in Pattaya on August 2-8, 2009 for the 30th ASEAN Inter-Parlia

UNWTO executive council elects the right person for SG post

Sources from Bamako, Mali, where the ongoing executive council meeting of the United Nations World Tourism Organization is being held, have confirmed that Jordan’s Taleb Rifai has been selected to b