World Tourism Organization

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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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In her keynote speech on Wednesday, Romulo Puyat said: 'Taking the lead at the UNWTO General Assembly is consistent with the Department of Tourism's advocacy to promote awareness for responsible travel and tourism that is meaningful, not only for the traveler, but more so for the communities whose quality of life is uplifted by tourism.
For the first time, the competition will be divided into two categories: outstanding country promotional videos, and exceptional stories of sustainable tourism a new category designed to highlight tourism's contribution to sustainable development, in line with the UNWTO's commitment to the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
Edgar Chagwa Lungu to express UNWTO's support for the Zambian government's policy direction.
The Executive Council gives UNWTO Member States a thorough overview of UNWTOs activities and progress over the preceding year, and makes key recommendations on the path ahead.
"We are pleased to be partnering with the Barca Innovation Hub to harness the potential of sports tourism to stimulate creativity, innovation and sustainable growth," UNWTO Secretary General Zurab Pololikashvili said.
Notably, the 110th session of UNWTO's executive council was held from June 16 to 18 in Baku.
Holding the session in Baku is of great importance from the point of view of developing multilateral cooperation of Azerbaijan with UNWTO and strengthening the authority of Azerbaijan in the international arena, a source from State Tourism Agency of Azerbaijan told Trend.
The tourism department said that both the UNWTO-Commission on Asia and the Pacific (CAP) and the Commission on South Asia supported the country's bid to host the UNWTO General Assembly.
The release further said Bangladesh has been elected a member of the UNWTO Credential Committee unanimously.
The kingdom's place on the UNWTO executive council is in line with the tourism aims of the leadership's Vision 2030 reform plan -- to transform Saudi Arabia into a global tourist destination.
Pololikashvili is visiting the Maghreb region for the first time, since his election in January 2018 as Secretary General of UNWTO at its 22nd General Assembly.
Through the World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism, the UNWTO and the Basque Culinary Center aim to promote the exchange of experiences among tourism and gastronomy experts, and identify good practices.