NEW AUSTRALIA’S SOUTH WEST SUSTAINABLE TOURISM OBSERVATORY JOINS THE UNWTO OBSERVATORY NETWORK (INSTO)

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 Australia’s South West Sustainable Tourism Observatory, has officially become the latest member of the World Tourism Organization’s International Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories (INSTO). The Observatory will work to monitor tourism in the south-west region of Australia and help guide its sustainable development. The Australia’s South West Sustainable Tourism Observatory (ASWTO) is the first of its kind in the country and will be hosted by the Tourism Research Cluster of Curtin University supporting the formulation and implementation of sustainable tourism policies, strategies and management processes through continuous and systematic monitoring of sustainability indicators.

IBERIA AND THE WORLD TOURISM ORGANIZATION TEAM UP FOR SUSTAINABLE TOURISM

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The agreement signed between the two organizations will serve as a cooperation framework for the achievement of the goals and targets established in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Zurab Pololikashvili, and the CEO of Iberia, Luis Gallego, have signed a cooperation agreement in favour of sustainable tourism, at the headquarters of the airline. The two organizations share a commitment to enhancing the environmental, social and economic sustainability of the tourism sector, in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

FINALISTS OF THE 1ST GLOBAL SPORTS TOURISM START-UP COMPETITION ANNOUNCED

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The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in collaboration with FC Barcelona’s Barça Innovation Hub, and with the support of the Qatar National Tourism Council have announced the finalists and semi-finalists of the 1st Sports Tourism Startup Competition, which recognizes disruptive, inspirational projects that have the potential to make an invaluable contribution to innovation in sports tourism.

WORLD TOURISM ORGANIZATION GENERAL ASSEMBLY ENDS WITH COMMITMENT TO MORE SUSTAINABLE, ETHICAL AND ACCESSIBLE TOURISM

Submitted by J. Mikhail on Tue, 02/18/2020 - 02:56
St Petersburg, Russian Federation, 16 September – The 23rd Session of the General Assembly of the World Tourism Organization (9 - 13 September 2019) has drawn to a close in St Petersburg after days of debate and discussion which saw 117 countries reaffirm their commitment to making global tourism more sustainable, more inclusive and more ethical.

WORLD TOURISM DAY 2019 CELEBRATES “TOURISM AND JOBS: A BETTER FUTURE FOR ALL”

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New Delhi, India, 27 September 2019 – Tourism’s potential to build a “better future for all” is the central message of World Tourism Day 2019, which has been officially celebrated at a high-level summit in New Delhi. Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, was joined by World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili to mark the global observation day aimed at raising awareness of the tourism sector’s social, cultural and economic value and its unique contribution to the Sustainable Development Agenda.

KINGDOM OF MOROCCO WINS HIGH-LEVEL VOTE TO HOST NEXT WORLD TOURISM ORGANIZATION GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN 2021

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St Petersburg, Russian Federation, 13 September – The Kingdom of Morocco has been officially chosen as the host of the 24th Session of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), to be held in 2021. At the conclusion of the 23rd General Assembly in St Petersburg, Member States of the United Nations specialized agency for tourism, were asked to choose between Morocco, Kenya and the Philippines. All three Member States had presented their candidatures over the preceding days, highlighting their commitment to accessibility and sustainability and for using tourism as a driver for job creation and economic growth for all.

TOURISM HAS ‘LIFE-CHANGING POTENTIAL’ - WORLD TOURISM ORGANIZATION GENERAL ASSEMBLY

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St Petersburg, Russian Federation, 12 September 2019 - Tourism Ministers from around the world have gathered at the 23d Session of the General Assembly of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in St Petersburg. The future of tourism jobs in a changing world, and the way tourism can help provide education for all, has featured prominently among ministerial debates.

THE WORLD TOURISM ORGANIZATION AND GLOBALIA LAUNCH THE 2ND GLOBAL TOURISM START-UP COMPETITION

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The initiative has received backing from partners such as Telefónica, Amadeus, Intu and Distrito Digital Valencia.  Proposals from around the world will begin arriving 13 September at Wakalua, Globalia's tourism innovation hub. St. Petersburg (Russia), 13 September 2019. The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has joined Globalia, a leading tourism group in Spain and Latin America, to launch the second edition of the UNWTO Global Tourism Start-up Competition. After the success of the first edition, which attracted 3,000 applications from across the globe, the world’s largest start-up competition for tourism has returned to identify ideas and innovators who will lead the transformation of the sector.

WORLD TOURISM ORGANIZATION GENERAL ASSEMBLY OPENS WITH SUSTAINABILITY AND INNOVATION TOP OF THE AGENDA

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The 23rd Session of the General Assembly of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has opened in Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation, with high-level delegates joining tourism leaders from around the world for the most important meeting for the global tourism sector. More than 1,000 participants from 124 countries have travelled to Saint Petersburg to be part of more than a dozen international tourism governance events during this week hosted by the United Nations specialized agency for responsible and sustainable tourism.

Anniversary year provides a big boost

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In addition to important events in 2020, ENIT has information on anniversaries in Italy and is holding a number of press conferences at the Piazza Italia on the stand At this year’s ITB Berlin, together with 13 regions, the Italian Tourism Board ENIT is presenting Italy’s wide range of tourism products in Hall 1.2. The following regions can be found on the stand: Abruzzo, Apulia, Basilicata, Emilia Romagna, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Calabria, Campania, Lazio, Liguria, Marche, Piedmont, Tuscany, Sicily and the Republic of San Marino. Also represented in Hall 1.2 are Sardinia, Trentino and Venezia.