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The status of Zanzibar’s ancient Stone Town as a cultural World Heritage site (WHS), accorded in 2000 by UNESCO, will be coming under scrutiny in the run-up to the next UNESCO General Assembly sched
The 11th European Geopark Conference held in Arouca, Portugal, from September 19-21 has agreed to recognize the exotic island of Bali’s volcanic area around Mt.
ITALY (eTN) - The World Heritage Tourism Expo (WTE) 2012 will come alive this year as it hosts the first edition of the “World of the Mediterranean Diet.” Event innovations include the change in l
Mbaru Niang, the traditional house in the village of Wae Rebo on the island of Flores, East Nusatenggara province, has received UNESCO’s top award – the Award of Excellence - among the 2012 Asia P
(eTN) - Rwanda plans to submit four genocide memorial sites into the coveted list of UNESCO World Heritage sites as part of a tentative list.
And the winner is.........Lisbon!The Academy of Urbanisn confirms Lisbon as winner - The European City of the Year 2012.
(eTN) - Asia is the definitive winner of the contest organized by the New7Wonders of Nature. Provisional results were announced on November 11 in Zurich.
The Minister for Tourism, Kitso Mokaila, announced during the week that the Botswana government is consulting with communities surrounding the Okavango Delta in order to get their support for an appli
(eTN) - The Tanzania Minister for Education and Vocational Training, and notably not the Minister of Natural Resources and Tourism, earlier this week launched a 7-member national "World Heritage Commi
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today launched a programme honouring Rabindrânâth Tagore, Pablo Neruda and Aimé Césaire, three poets who, each in his
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has designated the Icelandic capital, Reykjavik, as a “City of Literature” in recognition of its efforts to preserve,
(eTN) - The utterances of politicians in East Africa are legendary and legion, but the Tanzanian Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism, Ezekiel Maige, outdid himself when calling the UNESCO World
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) will designate United States jazz musician Herbie Hancock as a Goodwill Ambassador later this month, the agency announced
(eTN) - It was learned from a source in Dar es Salaam that Kempinski Hotels, probably to make up for the recent loss of a management contract for their resort on Zanzibar, is continuing to seek exempt
(eTN) - News just broke that no sooner had the Tanzanian government been compelled by intense global criticism and threats of decampaigning its tourism industry to write to UNESCO and give a written b
(eTN) - The latest round of declaring sites of significant importance to the world’s cultural heritage by UNESCO has seen Fort Jesus included in the list of now protected and globally-acclaimed monu
Nine historic sites in Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Asia have been added to the World Heritage List, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) announced toda
The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today voiced deep regret after Thailand announced it would denounce the global convention aimed at preserving
(eTN) - News received late yesterday indicates that the Tanzanian government has backed down in the face of growing global criticism and opposition to their plans to construct a highway across the Ser