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New UNWTO Report Helps Cities Manage Impact of Tourism  

New UNWTO Report Helps Cities Manage Impact of Tourism

A new World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) report aims to help manage growing urban tourism flows and their impact on cities and residents. ‘Overtourism’? Understanding and managing urban......
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Qatar among 10 Most Open Visa Countries in the World  

Qatar among 10 Most Open Visa Countries in the World

Qatar has become the most open country in the Middle East and the 8th most open in the world in terms of visa facilitation. The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) recently updated its visa openness......
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UNWTO launches an online Platform to Achieve SDGs through Tourism  

UNWTO launches an online Platform to Achieve SDGs through Tourism

Promoting a greater engagement of the tourism sector with sustainable development is the main objective of the Tourism for SDGs Platform. The online tool is designed to advance the achievement of t......
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Tourism and Construction have Power to Lead Move to Sustainable Economies  

Tourism and Construction have Power to Lead Move to Sustainable Economies

From infrastructure and communication to food production and transport, tourism and construction play key roles in a circular economy framework that supports sustainable development. The World Tour......
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World Tourism Day Places Focus on Innovation and Digital Transformation  

World Tourism Day Places Focus on Innovation and Digital Transformation

The importance of digital technologies in tourism, providing opportunities for innovation and preparing the sector for the future of work, is at the centre of World Tourism Day 2018, to be celebrat......
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Innovation and digitalization top of European tourism agenda  

Innovation and digitalization top of European tourism agenda

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) stressed the importance of tourism and technology providing opportunities for innovation and creating the jobs of the future, in its 63rd European Commission ......
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Action on sustainability in tourism needs extra push, says new UNWTO report  

Action on sustainability in tourism needs extra push, says new UNWTO report

In line with its vision of advancing sustainability through tourism, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) released its flagship publication ‘Tourism for Development’ in Brussels on 6 ......
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African Tourism Ministers Stress the Importance of Correct Tourism Measurement for Improved Policy  

African Tourism Ministers Stress the Importance of Correct Tourism Measurement for Improved Policy

The Commission for Africa attracted 18 tourism ministers from the region and key tourism stakeholders from 36 countries. Participants underscored how tourism projects can contribute to poverty alle......
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Record Turnout for UNWTO Gastronomy Tourism Conference in Thailand  

Record Turnout for UNWTO Gastronomy Tourism Conference in Thailand

A record 475 delegates from 52 countries have turned up for the 4th UNWTO Forum on Gastronomy Tourism which opened today in Bangkok, the first time it is being held in Asia.   ......
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UNWTO joins Tourism Ministers in calling upon G20 Leaders to prioritize tourism   

UNWTO joins Tourism Ministers in calling upon G20 Leaders to prioritize tourism

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) joined the Ministers of Tourism of the G20 economies meeting in Buenos Aires in calling upon the G20 leaders to consider including tourism in their Agenda for......
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Tourism can and should lead sustainable development : UNWTO Secretary-General opens ITB 2018  

Tourism can and should lead sustainable development : UNWTO Secretary-General opens ITB 2018

The tourism sector’s role and responsibility in contributing to sustainable development on a global scale was the central message delivered at the opening of the 2018 edition of the ITB Berli......
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New UNWTO Agenda for Africa moves ahead in Berlin  

New UNWTO Agenda for Africa moves ahead in Berlin

An African ministerial working meeting conveyed by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) during this year’s Berlin International Tourism Fair ITB (8 March) agreed to move ahead with a ne......
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Tourism can and should lead sustainable development: UNWTO Secretary General opens ITB 2018  

Tourism can and should lead sustainable development: UNWTO Secretary General opens ITB 2018

The tourism sector’s role and responsibility in contributing to sustainable development on a global scale was the central message delivered at the opening of the 2018 edition of the ITB B......
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Ministry of Railways to take Reformative measures to promote heritage preservation  

Ministry of Railways to take Reformative measures to promote heritage preservation

The Ministry of Railways have identified several reformative measures to promote heritage preservation. To give focused attention to preserve Indian Railways’ century old rich heritage,......
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SATTE Conference Agenda 2018  

SATTE Conference Agenda 2018

SATTE India Conference 2018 Hall No – 8, 1St Floor
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Thailand Media Briefing speech by TAT Deputy Governor for Marketing Communications Speech at ATF 2018  

Thailand Media Briefing speech by TAT Deputy Governor for Marketing Communications Speech at ATF 2018

Mr. Tanes Petsuwan, TAT Deputy Governor for Marketing Communications, delivered the following speech at the Thailand Media Briefing, held on 24 January, 2018, as part of th......
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Innovation and training on the agenda of UNWTO Secretary General visit to Portugal  
National Rail Transport Seminar on the theme Railways for Sustainable Development held in New Delhi.  

National Rail Transport Seminar on the theme Railways for Sustainable Development held in New Delhi.

The Centre for Transportation Research and Management (CTRAM), is an autonomous body of Transport Professionals in the country organized a National Rail Transport Seminar with the theme &ldqu......
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A roadmap towards 2030: the legacy of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017  

A roadmap towards 2030: the legacy of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017

Participants from around the world joined the Official Closing ceremony of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017 at the Palace of Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland. T......
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UNWTO and European Commission address the significance of the Tourism Satellite Accounts to measure the economic impact of the sector in Europe  

UNWTO and European Commission address the significance of the Tourism Satellite Accounts to measure the economic impact of the sector in Europe

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW) of the European Commission gathered national tourism policy......
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Botswana hosts the International Symposium and Annual Conference of the 10YFP Sustainable Tourism Programme  

Botswana hosts the International Symposium and Annual Conference of the 10YFP Sustainable Tourism Programme

Kasane, capital of Chobe District in Botswana, hosted tourism stakeholders to exchange experiences and knowledge of innovative approaches to enhance tourism and conservation planning, financing......
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2nd UNWTO UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture  

2nd UNWTO UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture

Over 800 participants from 70 countries gathered in Muscat, capital city of the Sultanate of Oman on 11-12 December 2017 for the Conference, an official event in the calendar of the Internation......
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UNWTO appoints First Lady of Iceland as Special Ambassador for Tourism and the Sustainable Development Goals  

UNWTO appoints First Lady of Iceland as Special Ambassador for Tourism and the Sustainable Development Goals

H.E. Ms. Eliza Jean Reid, First Lady of Iceland has been nominated as Special Ambassador for Tourism and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The appointment took place at the second UNWTO......
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St. Petersburg Tourism delegation to visit Mumbai to celebrate Golden Jubilee of ‘sister cities’ status  

St. Petersburg Tourism delegation to visit Mumbai to celebrate Golden Jubilee of ‘sister cities’ status

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of ‘sister-city’ status with Mumbai, and further strengthen and cement friendly relationships, a high-level delegation of the city of St. Petersb......
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African tourism leaders debate the role of the sector as a tool for inclusive growth and community engagement  

African tourism leaders debate the role of the sector as a tool for inclusive growth and community engagement

The potential of Tourism in poverty alleviation and to induce transformative change has been addressed in Lusaka, capital city of Zambia, in the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Conference on......
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ITDC organises all state tourism boards meet  

ITDC organises all state tourism boards meet

India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC), the public sector undertaking under the aegis of the Ministry of Tourism invited State Tourism Corporations/Departments from pan India for a round......
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Conference on tourism, jobs and inclusive growth opens in Jamaica  

Conference on tourism, jobs and inclusive growth opens in Jamaica

The Conference organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Government of Jamaica, the World Bank Group and the Inter-American Development Bank aims to set a new collabora......
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Safety, Connectivity, Blocked Funds, ATM and Human Capital Top Agenda for Africa  

Safety, Connectivity, Blocked Funds, ATM and Human Capital Top Agenda for Africa

Kigali - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) highlighted five priorities which must be addressed for aviation to deliver maximum economic and social benefits in Africa. These are:
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World Responsible Tourism Day  

World Responsible Tourism Day

WTM London Director Simon Press opened Wednesday’s World Responsible Tourism Day by reminding the audience that the focus this year has been on two key topics – overtourism and achievin......
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Tourism ministers set the agenda on second day of WTM London  

Tourism ministers set the agenda on second day of WTM London

Tourism ministers from across the world met hoteliers, tourist boards and trade associations at World Travel Market London – the leading global event for the travel industry – to tackle......
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Brexit talks top the agenda on the opening day of WTM London  

Brexit talks top the agenda on the opening day of WTM London

Fears about the impact of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit on the travel trade dominated debates at World Travel Market London – the leading global event for the travel industry.
The World Tourism Organization and the International Labor Organization discuss the working conditions of the sector  

The World Tourism Organization and the International Labor Organization discuss the working conditions of the sector

With the aim of opening the debate around the labor framework of the Tourism secto......
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The UNWTO/PATA Forum on Tourism Trends and Outlook focus on sustainable tourism  

The UNWTO/PATA Forum on Tourism Trends and Outlook focus on sustainable tourism

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and the People’s Government of Guilin of China held the 11th UNWTO/PATA Forum on Tourism Trends and Outlook ......
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MoT plans nation-wide Tourism awareness programmes from October 5 to 25  

MoT plans nation-wide Tourism awareness programmes from October 5 to 25

Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, with the support of other Ministries and departments of the government and other private industry stakeholders, will conduct various Tourism awareness prog......
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UNWTO General Assembly confirms World Committee on Tourism Ethics renewed until 2021  

UNWTO General Assembly confirms World Committee on Tourism Ethics renewed until 2021

With a leading role in the recent approval of the Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics by the UNWTO General Assembly held in Chen......
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Headline news from ITB Berlin: Sustainability in tourism on the international agenda  

Headline news from ITB Berlin: Sustainability in tourism on the international agenda

The United Nations has proclaimed 2017 the 'International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development'. Under the aegis of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) the declared......
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13th ATOAI Convention to be held in Kumarakom, Kerala from Sept 18-21  

13th ATOAI Convention to be held in Kumarakom, Kerala from Sept 18-21

The Adventure Tour Operators Association of India (ATOAI) will hold its 13th Annual Convention at Backwaters Ripples Resort, Kumarakom, Kerala from September 18 - 21, 2017. The theme for this year&......
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World Tourism Day 2017 celebrated on the theme Sustainable Tourism – a Tool for Development    

World Tourism Day 2017 celebrated on the theme Sustainable Tourism – a Tool for Development

This year’s World Tourism Day, held on 27 September, will be focused on Sustainable Tourism – a Tool for Development. Celebrated in line with the 2017 International Year of Sustainable ......
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OECD includes UNWTO in the list of Development Assistance Organizations  

OECD includes UNWTO in the list of Development Assistance Organizations

The OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC), representing thirty of the main donor countries, has included the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in the List of ODA- eligible International Orga......
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UNWTO Manila Conference sets roadmap to Measure Sustainable Tourism  

UNWTO Manila Conference sets roadmap to Measure Sustainable Tourism

Over 1000 experts from 88 countries convened for four days in Manila, The Philippines, at the 6th International Conference on Tourism Statistics: Measuring Sustainable Tourism (21-24 June 2017).
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Tourism key to foster trade in Least Developed Countries  

Tourism key to foster trade in Least Developed Countries

Tourism can make a strong contribution to the economies of Least Developed Countries where the sector is a major exporter concludes the report ‘Tourism for Sustainable Development in Least De......
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Tourism and future energy: committed to curb emissions  

Tourism and future energy: committed to curb emissions

Under the title ‘Tourism and Future Energy: Unlocking low-carbon growth opportunities’, industry leaders and policy makers have convened in the Kazakh capital city of Astana to discuss ......
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Turkish Airlines join forces and rebrand their Brussels-based association as AIRE.  

Turkish Airlines join forces and rebrand their Brussels-based association as AIRE.

LOT Polish Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Ukraine International Airlines and the 16 members of the International Air Carrier Association (IACA) have officially transformed the association into the Air......
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Prime Minister of Samoa appointed Ambassador of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development by UNWTO  

Prime Minister of Samoa appointed Ambassador of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development by UNWTO

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has appointed the Prime Minister of Samoa, Hon. Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, as Special Ambassador of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism 2017. The......
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Moldova hosts the 61st Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Europe  

Moldova hosts the 61st Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Europe

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 Comm......
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UNWTO and WTTC present Open Letter to Malta Prime Minister  

UNWTO and WTTC present Open Letter to Malta Prime Minister

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) presented the Open Letter on Travel and Tourism to the Prime Minister of Malta, Joseph Muscat. The Open Letter......
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UNWTO Commission for Asia and the Pacific meets in Bangladesh  

UNWTO Commission for Asia and the Pacific meets in Bangladesh

In 2016, Asia and the Pacific received 309 million international tourist arrivals, 9% more than in 2015; by 2030 this number is expected to reach 535 million. Over 20 countries gathered in Banglade......
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105th UNWTO Executive Council meeting concludes in Madrid  

105th UNWTO Executive Council meeting concludes in Madrid

Madrid, Spain, hosted the 105th meeting of the Executive Council of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) between 11 and 12 May. The Meeting focused on current trends and challenges facing the tou......
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UNWTO Secretary-General thanks outgoing WTTC President for strong partnership  

UNWTO Secretary-General thanks outgoing WTTC President for strong partnership

Over the last six years, UNWTO and WTTC have created a strong partnership, bringing public and private sector together to advance the tourism sector and addressing its most pressing priorities.......
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Minister of Railways Inaugurates Two Day Global Technology Conference  

Minister of Railways Inaugurates Two Day Global Technology Conference

Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu inaugurated the two day Global Technology Conference for Leveraging World Class Technology (International Conference on Development & Adaptation of Advance Technolo......
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Indian Railways to Organise Two Day Global Technology Conference On 3rd and 4th May 2017 at New Delhi  

Indian Railways to Organise Two Day Global Technology Conference On 3rd and 4th May 2017 at New Delhi

In keeping with the unremitting agenda of the Indian Railways to augment the pace of its operational improvements through enhancing its pace of modernized technological adaptations, the Research De......
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Tourism and economic growth under the spotlight at UNWTO and Arabian Travel Market  

Tourism and economic growth under the spotlight at UNWTO and Arabian Travel Market

Visitors to the MENA region will total 195 million by 2030, growing at a rate higher than the world average, according to figures by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).   T......
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Minister of Railways inaugurates key freight sector initiatives  

Minister of Railways inaugurates key freight sector initiatives

Indian Railways Freight and Passenger Business Action Plan -2017-18 was launched on 2 Mar 2017.   Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu i......
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Skill development training in Madhya Pradesh conducted by ATOAI  

Skill development training in Madhya Pradesh conducted by ATOAI

To provide ground level employment to the youth of Madhya Pradesh was the main purpose of the workshop which fits in beautifully with the government’s pro-poor agenda. The wo......
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PM Modi greets the People of Egypt on their National Day  

PM Modi greets the People of Egypt on their National Day

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the government and people of Egypt on the eve of the 64th Egyptian National Day (July 23, 2016). In his......
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International tourism continues to grow above average in the first four months of 2016  

International tourism continues to grow above average in the first four months of 2016

  2016 started on a strong note for international tourism. International tourist arrivals grew by 5% between January and April 2016 according to the l......
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 Turkey’s Elected Dictator  

Turkey’s Elected Dictator

Image Copyright : refrl.org Article by : Alon Ben-Meir   Even before the failed military coup,......
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A Movement To End The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict  

A Movement To End The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Article by : Alon Ben-Meir   The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been steadily deterio......
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UNWTO Europe Meeting discusses digitalization and new business models    

UNWTO Europe Meeting discusses digitalization and new business models

Vilnius, the capital city of Lithuania, this week hosted representatives of 34 countries for the 60th Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Europe. Discussions focused on major tourism trend......
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African tourism ministers convene in Côte d’Ivoire  

African tourism ministers convene in Côte d’Ivoire

  Over three days (19-21 April) high-level tourism representatives from African countries, including 18 tourism ministers1, are convening in Abidjan, Côte......
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Brazilians set to deliver successful Olympic Games despite the crises  

Brazilians set to deliver successful Olympic Games despite the crises

  International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission Chair Nawal El Moutawakel has backed Brazil and the Brazilians to deliver successful Olympic Games this August.
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IATA Global Airline Emissions Tax to take effect  

IATA Global Airline Emissions Tax to take effect

Winning worldwide concurrence on how the carrier business is charged for carbon emanations reprimanded for environmental change will be the top of the agenda on Alexandre de Juniac's plan when ......
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UN tourism agency advocating for safer travel for 2016  

UN tourism agency advocating for safer travel for 2016

The promotion of safe and eco-friendly travel should be one of the priority for the tourism industry this year, says the head of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).  ......
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Delhi Govt to streamline taxes in the Tourism sector says Kapil Mishra  

Delhi Govt to streamline taxes in the Tourism sector says Kapil Mishra

The Delhi Government is going to rationalise taxes in the Tourism sector and major announcement regarding the rationalisation can be expected in the upcoming Delhi Budg......
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Africa Meeting 2016 buzzed business this year  

Africa Meeting 2016 buzzed business this year

Meetings Africa is a 3 days event being held from 22nd February to the 24th February 2016 at the sandton Convention Center  in Johannesburg, South Africa for the 11th year. Meetings Africa see......
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UNWTO recommends destinations to focus in a stronger segmentation of travellers  

UNWTO recommends destinations to focus in a stronger segmentation of travellers

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has been long advocating for the need to advance travel faciliation as a means to promote tourism development and multiply its socio-economic benefits.Accordi......
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