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Manila conference sets roadmap to measure sustainable tourism

Nearly 1,000 experts from over 80 countries convened for three days in Manila, Philippines in June to lay the groundwork for an expanded statistical framework to measure sustainable tourism in its economic, social and environmental dimensions.

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Global tourism surges 6pc in four months

International tourist arrivals worldwide grew by six per cent from January to April 2017 compared to the same period last year, with business confidence reaching its highest levels in a decade, a report said. Sustained growth in m

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Tourism 'key to foster trade in least developed states'

Tourism can make a strong contribution to the economies of Least Developed Countries where the sector is a major exporter, said a report. The ‘Tourism for Sustainable Development in Least Developed Countries’ report, l

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UNWTO secretary-general honours outgoing WTTC president

UNWTO secretary-general, Taleb Rifai, has expressed his sincere appreciation to David Scowsill, president and CEO of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) for the strong partnership between both organizations as he announced his departur

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Shaikha Mai named sustainable tourism ambassador

The president of the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities and chairperson of the board of the Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage, Shaika Mai Bint Mohammed Al-Khalifa, has been appointed as special ambassador of the International Ye

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UNWTO to focus on key areas at ITB

The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) will focus on sustainability, new platform tourism services, child protection and indigenous tourism at the the 51th edition of ITB, taking place next week in Berlin. The world's leadi

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UNWTO condemns US travel ban policy

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has released a statement expressing its deep concern and strong condemnation over the recently announced travel ban by the US (USA) to nationals of seven countries. The travel ban, based on n

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Top Spain fair to discuss Mena tourism potential

The potential of tourism in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region will be examined during the International Tourism Fair in Spain (FITUR), taking place from January 18 to 22 in Madrid. A ministerial discussion forum joint

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World to focus on sustainable tourism this year

The tourism industry across the world will have 12 months to celebrate and promote the contribution of the sector to building a better world as this year is being marked as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017.

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WTTC, UNWTO urge UK govt to lift air ban to Sharm el Sheikh

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) have called on the UK government to lift the current ban on UK-based airlines flying to Sharm el Sheikh in Egypt. In a letter to Prime Minist

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