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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.

Japan takes on most ambitious travel show yet

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 15,

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.

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

Zambia re-affirms dedication to “peace”

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 pop

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

Brevity is king at WTTC’s 2013 Global Summit

ABU DHABI (eTN) - The first day of this year's edition of the World Travel & Tourism Council's Global Summit has come and gone, but the words uttered by some of the most influential names in the busin

UNWTO Secretary General featured speaker at IIPT event at WTM

STOWE, Vermont - The International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT) is proud to announce that UNWTO Secretary General, Dr.

Jordan Conference: Day One Remarks

Event: Seizing Tourism Market Opportunities in Times of Rapid Change Venue: King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Center (Dead Sea, Jordan)Opening Ceremony:

T20 Update with Taleb Rifai, Secretary-General, UNWTO

Taleb Rifai, Secretary-General, UNWTO:

ITB Asia opens in Singapore

SINGAPORE (eTN) - ITB Asia Singapore opened today at the Suntec Singapore Exhibition & Convention Centre.

Greece has a silver lining – it is called tourism

Greece’s ongoing multi-level clashes over its economic woes have caught the world’s attention anew.

Report Card: Taleb Rifai on being the UNWTO secretary general

ETN: You’ve been in office for almost two years, how is it going?

Libya: The elephant in the room called ITB Berlin?

At the recently-held ITB Berlin, the world’s largest travel exhibition held yearly in Berlin, Germany, the secretary-general of the UN World Tourism Organization, Mr.

Let there be no doubt, Egypt tourism is back in business

In a rare display of solidarity, the tourism ministers from Egypt and Tunisia were in attendance at the press conference of the UN World Tourism Organization, which was held on March 10, 2011, at ITB

Execs talk about ITB Berlin 2011 experience

This year’s edition of ITB Berlin has come and gone, and Messe Berlin, the event’s organizer has said this year welcomed approximately 170,000 visitors, orders with a volume in excess of six billi

Andorra’s economy minister takes tourism very seriously

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 tha

Egypt to Tunisia: Thank you for inspiring us

BERLIN (eTN) – Egypt Tourism Minister Mounir Abdul Nour has expressed his gratitude on behalf of Egyptians to Tunis Tourism Minister Mehdi Houasm because "Tunisia has led the way for the sweeping ch

ITB Berlin: Go big or go home!

BERLIN (eTN) - In the game of who can put on the world’s largest travel exhibition in the world, Germany’s Messe Berlin surely knows how to put the motto, “Go big or go home!” to work.

Tourism Stands Ready to Support Egypt

The United Nations World Tourism Organization is closely monitoring the rapidly evolving situation in Egypt in coordination with several public and private sector organizations through the Tourism Eme

UNWTO expresses support for high-value, low-impact tourism development in Bhutan

UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, has expressed his support for the long-term tourism policy of Bhutan, with its focus on sustainability and quality, on an official visit to the country where he m

[Video] UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai on World Tourism Day

In the video below, Taleb Rifai, who is the current secretary-general of the United Nations World Tourism Organization, addresses this year's World Tourism Day and its theme.

Beijing: Post Olympics, now and beyond

BEIJING, China (eTN) – Hundreds of both high level management, government officials and journalists are currently here in the capital city of China for the tenth edition of the annual World Travel &

UNWTO secretary general appointed as PolyU adjunct professor

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University bestowed Adjunct Professorship on Dr.

Setting the scene – the role of film in national identity

Between the period of October 05th and 08th 2009, government leaders from within the Travel & Tourism (T&T) world united in Astana, Kazakhstan for the 18th Annual General Assembly of the UNWTO.

Live the deal, UNWTO executive says

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.

Nigerian honored by UNWTO for “World Tourism Day” vision

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 George

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

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 honor t