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World Tourism Organization

An organization within the United Nations that promotes tourism worldwide. It conducts activities to encourage sustainable, business friendly tourism. It was established in 1974 and is based in Madrid.
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The number of tourists visiting the Middle East declined by six percent in 2009, although there could be positive growth this year, according to a report by the UN World Tourism Organisation [UNWTO].
According to the World Tourism Organisation, the number of Europeans expected to holiday next year will drop by nine per cent and the holiday budgets of the remainder will be reduced," the letter said.
Khalid Al Jardani, Sultanate's accredited ambassador to UAE, Maitha bint Seif Al Mahroqiyah, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Tourism, a number of officials at the UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and Arab Tourism Media Center, as well as a number of Arab tourism policy makers and executives at the Arab and world tourism organisations.
Abu Dhabi: Mohammad Khamis Bin Hareb Al Muhairi, Director General of the National Council for Tourism and Antiquities held a meeting with Talib Al Rifai, Secretary General of the World Tourism Organisation, in Dubai on Saturday during his visit to the UAE.
It has been the general feeling that the blessing of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) as a positive move to the regional organization.
Summary: Tunisia has managed to contain the effects of the crisis on the tourism sector, World Tourism Organisation (WTO) Executive Director FrE[umlaut]dE[umlaut]ric Pierret affirmed in Madrid.
GENEVA, Switzerland -- TourismAfrica2006 which will be held in Geneva in September (10-15), benefits from a strategic partnership with the UN World Tourism Organisation and is supported by leading international and Pan-African institutions such as the African Union, UNCTAD, UNESCO, the World Bank and the African Development Bank.
Muscat: Oman will take part next Wednesday in the 'World Conference on Tourism and Culture: Building New Partnership', which is being organised by UNESCO and World Tourism Organisation in Cambodia.
Ms Masebo said for them it is an important visit as it adds value to their preparations for the United Nations World Tourism Organisation UNWTO general assembly in August.
This international event received the official support of leading institutions such as the African Union, the World Tourism Organisation, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, UNESCO, the World Bank, the African Development Bank and the Geneva State.
Muscat: The tourism department at the College of Arts and Social Sciences of Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) has achieved accreditation from the World Tourism Organisation of the United Nations.
GENEVA -- TourismAfrica2006 which will be held in Geneva in September (10-15), is supported by leading international and Pan-African institutions such as the African Union, the World Tourism Organisation, UNCTAD, UNESCO, the World Bank and the African Development Bank.
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