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ASEAN ministers discuss tourism cooperation, creating pan-ASEAN tourist visa

VIENTIANE, Laos - Representatives of the ten ASEAN nations met on Sunday in Laos' capital of Vientiane to launch the ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF), where they pledged to expand tourism cooperation and dis

Tourism Ministers cite complicated visas processes as barriers to travel growth

LONDON, UK - Ministers of Tourism gathered in London for the 6th UNWTO/WTM Ministers’ Summit concluded that complicated visas processes and policies that limit air connectivity continue to present m

Over 70 Tourism Ministers from around the world to discuss simplifying...

LONDON, United Kingdom - Reducing visa constraints, simplifying entry processes, and developing policies that improve connectivity across borders are the topics on the agenda for the world’s Tourism

Tourism Ministers of France and Seychelles meet in Paris

Madame Sylvia Pinel, the new French Minister responsible for the Artisanat, Commerce and Tourism, used the tourism trade fair in Paris to meet with Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible f

World Routes Development Forum coming soon to Abu Dhabi

The seniority of delegates registered for World Routes, the 18th World Route Development Forum, is higher than at any previous events.

Tourism Ministers from the industry do it better

(eTN) - Every country that depends on tourism for its economy, has a minister responsible for tourism. But how many countries have a politician in place who comes from the industry itself?

APEC ministers discuss sustainable development of tourism industry

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia - The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) tourism ministers met Monday in Khabarovsk city, Russia, to discuss the sustainable development of the tourism industry, local media

Alain St.Ange selected as first President of Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands

The Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands, comprised of Comoros, La Reunion, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mayotte, and Seychelles, have moved from being just a group to becoming a full-fledged organization.

UNWTO welcomes T20 decision to advance visa facilitation

UNWTO welcomes the Declaration issued by the Tourism Ministers of the G20 economies (T20) calling for priority to be given to facilitating travel as a means to boost economic growth and create jobs.

Mexico to welcome leaders from T20 and World Travel and Tourism...

MEXICO CITY, Mexico - Mexico's Ministry of Tourism and the Mexico Tourism Board are pleased to welcome this week, the leaders of the T20 and the WTTC, to Merida and the Riviera Maya for two high level

ASEAN countries agree to ease visa regulations

The 15th ASEAN Tourism Ministers Meeting at the ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 2012 in Manado, North Sulawesi, produced 7 core agreements to support the implementation of the “ASEAN Tourism Strategic Pla

Tourism Ministers challenge decision makers to use tourism to stimulate economy

The Ministers of Tourism of the major economies meeting in Paris for the 3rd T20 Ministers’ Meeting have called on decision-makers to consider tourism within their strategies to foster the economy a

How tourism can prosper following the global downturn

The fifth and largest UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Ministers’ Summit, held in cooperation with World Travel Market (WTM), will look at how the travel and tourism sector can prosper followin

Seychelles to serve in marketing and communication committee

Following on from Seychelles’ admission to RETOSA, the regional tourism organization for Southern African countries at the meeting of SADC ministers responsible for tourism in Livingstone, Zambia, b

South Korea to host G20 tourism ministers’ forum

SEOUL - South Korea has been selected as the host country for the "T-20" forum, a meeting of tourism ministers from the G20 member countries, the culture ministry said Thursday.

Iran denies handshake between Iranian and Israeli tourism ministers in Madrid

Iran denied Thursday that the country's tourism minister and vice president Hamid Baghaei shook hands with Israeli Tourism Minister Stas Misezhnikov at a tourism fare in Madrid.

Iranian, Israeli tourism ministers shake hands in Spain

Tourism Minister Stas Misezhnikov was in Madrid on Wednesday to formally open the Israeli exhibit at the International Tourism Trade Fair, where he he met, talked and shook hands with his Iranian coun