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Barceló Bávaro Grand Resort recycles over 4k plastic bottles a day

Green Globe recently recertified the Barceló Bávaro Grand Resort in the Dominican Republic awarding the property an outstanding compliance score of 91%. 

Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Bartlett mourns the death of Senator Frank Pringle

Jamaica's Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett has offered condolences to the family of former Minister of Tourism, Senator Donald Frank McKenzie Pringle, who died...

Kids and smart technology shine at Mövenpick Hotel Zürich Regensdorf

Mövenpick Hotel Zürich Regensdorf is a family-friendly four-star hotel situated north of Zurich, home to leading financial, banking, and research centers and a hub of Swiss culture.

Former Colombian President to be keynote speaker for upcoming international tourism...

Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett says that Álvaro Uribe, former President of Colombia, is the keynote speaker for the ‘Global Conference on Jobs and...

Full visa liberalization for Chinese tourists will boost EU economy

Europe’s visa regimes are among the most restrictive in the world according to the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) which estimated that 74%...

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

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,

Zimbabwe claims “bid to sabotage UNWTO flops”

President [Robert] Mugabe yesterday took a swipe at the British and Americans for attempting to sabotage the 20th Session of the United Nations World Tourism Organization general assembly by making fa

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

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

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.

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

UNWTO partners with African countries to develop sustainable tourism

(eTN) - Considering Africa’s potential in biodiversity, the United Nations World Tourism Organization has pledged its support to African countries to develop sustainable tourism through the manageme

UNWTO sets up observatory on sustainable tourism in Chengdu

The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) set up an observatory on sustainable tourism in Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province, to monitor the environmental and socio-economic impact of to

UNWTO chief tells Tanzania to capitalize on Pan-African tourism conference

(eTN) - The United Nations World Tourism Organization Secretary General Dr.

Africa in need of hotel investments

Competing to win a share in global tourist market, Africa is looking at best strategies to attract more investors in hotel industry during the forthcoming Africa Hotels Investment Forum (AHIF) which w

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

Kenya seeks review of punitive travel taxes

Kenya wants the United Nations World Tourism Organization to intervene and help end travel conditions by western states that act as barriers to growth of the tourism industry in developing countries.

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

Emerging economies increasing tourism promotion budgets

Recent years have seen some large increases in the budgets of National Tourism Organizations (NTOs) in emerging economies, a new joint United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and European Tr

Beijing and even China lagging in tourism development, Beijing vice mayor...

BEIJING, China (eTN) – If there is one clear message that China wanted to tell in hosting this year’s edition of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC)’s annual global travel and tourism summ

United Nations World Tourism Organization attend Africa Travel Association Congress in...

BANJUL, Gambia - The United Nations Tourism Organization attended the Africa Travel Association's 35th Annual Congress at the Sheraton Hotel Spa and Resort in the Gambia from May 17-20, 2010.

The implications of the Copenhagen climate anti-climax on tourism

For many months the expectations of the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference were immense.

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.

UNWTO’s “Roadmap to Recovery”

The United Nations World Tourism Organization’s “Roadmap to Recovery” document has been developed over the past six months to respond directly to the evolving crisis, which has already been refe
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