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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Over 30 countries and Affiliate Members of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) gathered last week in Chisinau, the capital city of the Republic of Moldova, for the 61st Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Europe.
Secretary General UNWTO Talib Rifai appreciated the efforts of the Managing Director PTDC and assured that Pakistan will be included in venues of upcoming UNWTO conferences and events.
Renfe also participates in the project of UNWTO and the Spanish Network of the Global Compact on Tourism and the Sustainable Development Objectives (ODS).
Since Spains inclusion in the UNWTO Silk Road Programme in 2015, best-practice examples implemented by the Valencian region have included branding Valencia as the city of Silk in 2016 and the rehabilitation of important Silk Road heritage located within the region.
The Executive Secretary of Paraguay, Marcela Bacigalupo, recognized the relevance of the work of the UNWTO Observatories and underlined the importance of engaging private sector in sustainable tourism initiatives.
September 27 was chosen as the date for World Tourism Day because that date coincided with an important milestone in world tourism: the anniversary of the adoption of the UNWTO Statutes on September 27, 1970.
The Minister of Tourism of Jamaica, and Chairman of the Board of the UNWTO Affiliate Members, Edmund Bartlett, has manifested also his solidarity with the affected neighbouring countries and offered his support.
The Media Award welcomes articles, reports and interviews addressing the topic of wildlife and sustainable tourism published between January 2017 and June 2018 in any of the five UNWTO official languages (English, French, Spanish, Russian and Arabic).
Against this backdrop, UNWTO has assessed the tourism potential of Maritime Silk Road thematic routes across Asia and took the occasion of this year's meeting to present the research study "Tourism Impact of the 21st century Maritime Silk Road", jointly developed with Sunny International.
Against this backdrop, UNWTO has assessed the tourism potential of Maritime Silk Road thematic routes across Asia and took the occasion of this years meeting to present the research study Tourism Impact of the 21st century Maritime Silk Road, jointly developed with Sunny International.
He thanked the UNWTO and its member states for their confidence in giving Nigeria the hosting right for the meeting, and assured that the country would host a top class event.
At the meeting following the presentation, Ambassador Lhuillier conveyed the Philippines' full support to the UNWTO and his optimism for the direction of the Organization under the leadership of Secretary-General Pololikashvili.