Tag: World Tourism

ICCA: Colombia is in top 30 countries for meetings tourism

ICCA: Colombia is in top 30 countries for meetings tourism

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 21, 2019 20:04 0

The annual ranking by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) revealed that Colombia is included in the top 30 countries who host international congresses. ... Read More

UNWTO: International tourism numbers and confidence on the rise

UNWTO: International tourism numbers and confidence on the rise

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 21, 2019 18:42 0

The latest issue of the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer from the World Tourism Organization shows that international tourism continued to grow over the first quarter ... Read More

FITUR 2020 celebrates its 40th anniversary with its most professional and international edition

FITUR 2020 celebrates its 40th anniversary with its most professional and international edition

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 21, 2019 15:19 0

The next edition of FITUR, organised by IFEMA, will take place at Feria de Madrid from the 22 to 26 January 2020, and is looking ... Read More

Jamaica to host first ever global Tourism Innovation Resilience and Crisis Management Summit in 2020

Jamaica to host first ever global Tourism Innovation Resilience and Crisis Management Summit in 2020

editor editor- May 17, 2019 21:55 0

Jamaica Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett has announced that Jamaica will be hosting an international conference on Tourism Innovation Resilience and Crisis Management next year ... Read More

Jamaica successful in bid to chair UNWTO’s Regional Commission for the Americas

Jamaica successful in bid to chair UNWTO’s Regional Commission for the Americas

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 17, 2019 18:15 2

Jamaica was yesterday selected to chair the United Nations World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) Regional Commission for the Americas (CAM) for the biennium 2019-2021. “Jamaica graciously ... Read More

64th UNWTO Commission for the Americas is meeting in  La Antigua, Guatemala

64th UNWTO Commission for the Americas is meeting in  La Antigua, Guatemala

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 17, 2019 09:39 0

Currently, the 64th UNWTO Commission for the Americas is meeting in  La Antigua, Guatemala. Thursday was the first day. UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili met with ... Read More

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

Is Jamaica Minister Bartlett about to Chair UNWTO Commission for the Americas?

Is Jamaica Minister Bartlett about to Chair UNWTO Commission for the Americas?

editor editor- May 15, 2019 00:46 0

Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, departs the island today, to attend the 64th Meeting of the United Nations World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) Regional Commission ... Read More

UNWTO launches Guidelines for the Development of Gastronomy Tourism

UNWTO launches Guidelines for the Development of Gastronomy Tourism

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 14, 2019 10:12 0

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Basque Culinary Center (BCC) have launched a new set of guidelines to help destinations benefit from the growing ... Read More

Tunisia: Tourist arrivals up 18 percent, tourism revenues reach $300 million

Tunisia: Tourist arrivals up 18 percent, tourism revenues reach $300 million

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 11, 2019 19:35 0

Tunisia has recorded an 18 percent increase in tourist arrivals during the first four months of this year, compared to the same period last year. ... Read More

Most Dazzling Blue Flag Beaches are in Spain this summer

Most Dazzling Blue Flag Beaches are in Spain this summer

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 10, 2019 16:10 1

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has announced this week the beaches, ports and sustainable boat tour operators in Europe for 2019. Spain boasts 669 Blue ... Read More

Deputy UNWTO Secretary General ready to quit? Jaime Alberto Cabal Sanclemente may resign

Deputy UNWTO Secretary General ready to quit? Jaime Alberto Cabal Sanclemente may resign

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 10, 2019 02:42 0

Jaime Alberto Cabal Sanclemente of Colombia may have enough serving as the deputy secretary General for the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). He started his job only in ... Read More

UNWTO Secretary-General to present Platino Award for Cinema and  Education

UNWTO Secretary-General to present Platino Award for Cinema and Education

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 9, 2019 23:30 0

The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Zurab Pololikashvili will recognize the Ibero-American film industry´s commitment to sustainability, openness and inclusivity at the upcoming ... Read More

UNWTO partnership to develop digital tourism agenda

UNWTO partnership to develop digital tourism agenda

editor editor- May 1, 2019 00:23 0

The application of new technologies such as Big Data and the Internet of Things are already leading to new uses and applications that will revolutionize ... Read More

Swiss-Belhotel International Senior VP highlights the need for responsible tourism at ATM

Swiss-Belhotel International Senior VP highlights the need for responsible tourism at ATM

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 30, 2019 16:01 0

Laurent A. Voivenel, Senior Vice President, Operations and Development for the Middle East, Africa and India, Swiss-Belhotel International, spoke today at the Arabian Travel Market ... Read More

GCC hospitality must appeal to ‘free independent travelers’ to unlock China’s tourist market

GCC hospitality must appeal to ‘free independent travelers’ to unlock China’s tourist market

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 29, 2019 19:10 0

The GCC must deliver unique and tech-enabled experiences designed for free independent travelers (FITs) if it is to grow its market share among China’s outbound ... Read More

African Tourism Board appoints UNWTO leader Cuthbert Ncube: Repackaging Tourism in Africa

African Tourism Board appoints UNWTO leader Cuthbert Ncube: Repackaging Tourism in Africa

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 28, 2019 21:11 0

Cuthbert Ncube, the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) regional vice-president was appointed today as the Vice President of the African Tourism Board Mr. Ncube is based ... Read More

African Tourism Board: Greg Bakunzi of Red Rock Initiative makes Rwanda Tourism proud

African Tourism Board: Greg Bakunzi of Red Rock Initiative makes Rwanda Tourism proud

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 26, 2019 05:46 0

Red Rocks Cultural Center in Rwanda founder Greg Bakunzi today was appointed as the latest board member of the African Tourism Board. He is a star ... Read More

2019 Mekong Tourism Forum innovates with new inclusive concept in ancient town

2019 Mekong Tourism Forum innovates with new inclusive concept in ancient town

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 25, 2019 16:10 0

Hosted by the Ministry of Culture & Tourism of P.R. China (MCT) and the People’s Government of Yunnan Province in collaboration with the Mekong Tourism ... Read More

UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism to analyze sector’s potential

UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism to analyze sector’s potential

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 16, 2019 20:10 0

The countdown begins for the 5th World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism to be held on 2 and 3 May in Donostia-San Sebastián, organized by the ... Read More

UNWTO: Balearic Islands first tourism destination developed under 2030 Agenda

UNWTO: Balearic Islands first tourism destination developed under 2030 Agenda

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 11, 2019 14:54 0

Deploying new resources and actions for the progressive adaptation of the Balearic Islands (Mallorca, Menorca and Formentera) to the objectives of the 2030 Agenda, is ... Read More

How safe is travel to Africa? African Tourism Board appoints SaferTourism

How safe is travel to Africa? African Tourism Board appoints SaferTourism

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 8, 2019 12:14 0

African Tourism Board, (ATB)  has travel and security on its top agenda when attracting visitors to the continent. At the upcoming ATB Launch on April 11, ... Read More

UNWTO Convenes Cities in Lisbon to Cooperate on a Sustainable and Inclusive Urban Tourism Agenda

UNWTO Convenes Cities in Lisbon to Cooperate on a Sustainable and Inclusive Urban Tourism Agenda

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 8, 2019 11:48 0

The first UNWTO Mayors Forum for Sustainable Urban Tourism, co-organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Ministry of Economy of Portugal and the Lisbon ... Read More

Russia prepares for OTDYKH International Travel Market and UNWTO General Assembly

Russia prepares for OTDYKH International Travel Market and UNWTO General Assembly

editor editor- April 4, 2019 21:51 0

Two landmark events in the Russian travel industry – which take place this September – mark not only an important development in Russian travel but ... Read More

1st Global Gastronomy Tourism Startup Competition: Who made the list?

1st Global Gastronomy Tourism Startup Competition: Who made the list?

editor editor- April 3, 2019 23:41 0

The 1st Global Gastronomy Tourism Startup Competition recognizes the contribution of startups in the development of a more competitive and sustainable gastronomy tourism sector that ... 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

VoyagesAfriq CEO appointed UNWTO Senior Expert for Communications in Africa

VoyagesAfriq CEO appointed UNWTO Senior Expert for Communications in Africa

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- April 2, 2019 01:26 0

The Managing Editor and CEO of VoyagesAfriq Media Limited, Mr. Kojo Bentum-Williams, has been appointed as the UN World Tourism Organization‘s Senior Expert for Communications ... Read More

Facing the Demographic Challenge through Tourism and Innovation

Facing the Demographic Challenge through Tourism and Innovation

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 27, 2019 20:09 0

Facing the Demographic Challenge through Tourism and Innovation", opening event today was attended by Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez; Spain’s Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism, ... Read More

African Tourism Board tackles visitor surety to keep Africa safe for visitors

African Tourism Board tackles visitor surety to keep Africa safe for visitors

editor editor- March 25, 2019 20:46 0

The official launch of the newly-founded African Tourism Board is only two weeks away, and the U.S.-based interim Chairman Juergen T. Steinmetz explained the organization's ... Read More

Tunisia reaches out to UNWTO to get travel advisories removed

Tunisia reaches out to UNWTO to get travel advisories removed

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 22, 2019 04:48 0

The U.S. State Department putting Tunisia  as a category 2 risk for U.S. citizens to travel to. This is on the same level as Germany ... Read More

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