Tag: Taleb Rifai

UNWTO hopes to work with African Tourism Board

UNWTO hopes to work with African Tourism Board

editor editor- May 15, 2019 02:45 0

African Tourism Board (ATB) Vice President Cuthbert Ncube recently joined ATB from the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), where he served as a Regional Vice ... Read More

Short time fame for the new Greek Tourism Minister?

Short time fame for the new Greek Tourism Minister?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 8, 2019 08:32 0

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura submitted her letter of resignation to Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras last week. She resigned to win a seat in the ... Read More

Investing in Tourism Sustainability Conference: Dr. Taleb Rifai Chair

Investing in Tourism Sustainability Conference: Dr. Taleb Rifai Chair

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 6, 2019 05:34 0

The inaugural Investing in Tourism Sustainability Conference will open in Sunny Beach, Bulgaria Ma 30-31. It will focus on investment in tourism in Bulgaria and ... Read More

African Tourism Board launch on Thursday: More details just released

African Tourism Board launch on Thursday: More details just released

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 8, 2019 08:42 0

The African Tourism Board is ready to be launched in Cape Town on Thursday during the upcoming World Travel Market at the Cape Town International Convention ... Read More

Carlos Vogeler starts leading position at Ministry of Tourism in Oman

Carlos Vogeler starts leading position at Ministry of Tourism in Oman

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 3, 2019 05:26 0

It appears the implementation of the National Tourism Strategy of Oman is in excellent hands. Last week Carlos Vogeler started a two-year contract with the ... Read More

President Obama, WTTC and the African Tourism Board: A major push for Africa visibility

President Obama, WTTC and the African Tourism Board: A major push for Africa visibility

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 21, 2019 02:05 0

Africa Tourism is hot right now. Overlooked in the past, the tourism potential of the African continent is now becoming visible. The first African Tourism ... Read More

African Tourism Board plans impressive launch in Cape Town at WTM

African Tourism Board plans impressive launch in Cape Town at WTM

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 14, 2019 06:13 0

The African Tourism Board (ATB) is planning for an impressive launch event during World Travel Market (WTM) in Cape Town, South Africa. On April 11, ... Read More

Tourism icon Eduardo Fayos-Solá died

Tourism icon Eduardo Fayos-Solá died

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 10, 2019 12:50 0

Eduardo Fayos-Solá (Spain) passed away this morning. He is seen as one the icons in the travel and tourism industry for decades. He was the ... Read More

Global Tourism Resilience Centre Board of Governors announces 2019 projects

Global Tourism Resilience Centre Board of Governors announces 2019 projects

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 8, 2019 22:20 0

Board Members and associates of the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Center (GTRCMC) had their second meeting, in Berlin, Germany today to discuss their ... Read More

Visit Nepal 2020 launch in Berlin took over ITB last night

Visit Nepal 2020 launch in Berlin took over ITB last night

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 8, 2019 06:45 0

The Nepal Tourism Board and Nepal Embassy in Berlin went all out last night to prepare the world for Visit Nepal 2020 last night. Organized ... Read More

Visit Nepal 2020 Launch to Honor the Life of a Tourism Hero

Visit Nepal 2020 Launch to Honor the Life of a Tourism Hero

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 4, 2019 06:53 0

Nepal is known as a country of beauty and resilience when it comes to the travel and tourism industry. Nepal is also known to have ... Read More

IIPT India Announces the Winners of the 4th Celebrating Her awards at ITB Berlin

IIPT India Announces the Winners of the 4th Celebrating Her awards at ITB Berlin

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 27, 2019 12:18 0

For the fourth consecutive year ITB Berlin will play host to the International Institute for Peace – India’s (IIPT India) Global Awards for Empowered Women ... Read More

Is UNWTO suffering of an induced coma?

Is UNWTO suffering of an induced coma?

editor editor- December 20, 2018 05:05 0

UNWTO is experiencing a new type of leader and leadership. Read More

Egypt:  Arab Spring gone wrong?

Egypt: Arab Spring gone wrong?

Nell Alcantara Nell Alcantara- September 16, 2013 17:02 0

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. Read More

Japan takes on most ambitious travel show yet

Japan takes on most ambitious travel show yet

Nell Alcantara Nell Alcantara- September 12, 2013 10:20 0

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, ... Read More

Only in Zambia: Bungee-twirl

Only in Zambia: Bungee-twirl

Nell Alcantara Nell Alcantara- September 9, 2013 22:09 5

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 ... Read More

UNWTO: Twentieth General Assembly in pictures

UNWTO: Twentieth General Assembly in pictures

Nell Alcantara Nell Alcantara- August 31, 2013 15:34 0

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

Taleb Rifai re-elected as UNWTO Secretary General

Taleb Rifai re-elected as UNWTO Secretary General

Nell Alcantara Nell Alcantara- August 28, 2013 18:37 1

LIVINGSTONE, Zambia (eTN) - Taleb Rifai was the lone candidate for the position of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Secretary General, and by ... Read More

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

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

Nell Alcantara Nell Alcantara- August 28, 2013 17:15 0

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 ... Read More

Zambia re-affirms dedication to “peace”

Zambia re-affirms dedication to “peace”

Nell Alcantara Nell Alcantara- August 26, 2013 19:28 0

LIVINGSTONE, Zambia (eTN) - Some hundreds or so dignitaries and spectators alike gathered at 11am on Saturday, August 24, 2013, at the designated “Peace Park” ... Read More

Up-close and personal with Taleb Rifai

Up-close and personal with Taleb Rifai

Nell Alcantara Nell Alcantara- May 28, 2013 21:15 1

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 ... Read More

Brevity is king at WTTC’s 2013 Global Summit

Brevity is king at WTTC’s 2013 Global Summit

Nell Alcantara Nell Alcantara- April 10, 2013 06:52 0

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 ... Read More

UNWTO Secretary General featured speaker at IIPT event at WTM

UNWTO Secretary General featured speaker at IIPT event at WTM

editor editor- October 13, 2012 00:56 0

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

Jordan Conference: Day One Remarks

Jordan Conference: Day One Remarks

Nell Alcantara Nell Alcantara- June 6, 2012 11:25 0

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

ITB Asia opens in Singapore

ITB Asia opens in Singapore

editor editor- October 19, 2011 07:52 0

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

Greece has a silver lining – it is called tourism

Greece has a silver lining – it is called tourism

editor editor- June 17, 2011 14:15 0

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

Report Card: Taleb Rifai on being the UNWTO secretary general

Report Card: Taleb Rifai on being the UNWTO secretary general

editor editor- May 10, 2011 20:57 1

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

Libya:  The elephant in the room called ITB Berlin?

Libya: The elephant in the room called ITB Berlin?

editor editor- March 24, 2011 06:10 0

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. Read More

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

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

editor editor- March 16, 2011 01:19 0

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 ... Read More

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