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28 Jul 14
Press Release
UNWTO saddened by the crash of Air Algerie flight
"It was with great sorrow that we learned about this tragic crash and we express our sincerest solidarity with the passengers’ families and friends at this difficult time”, said UNWTO Secretary-...
23 Jul 14
Press Release
Ethiopia - tourism key to promote development
The Government of Ethiopia is currently implementing a number of strategic measures to further develop the country’s tourism sector, including investment in infrastructure and capacity building on...
22 Jul 14
News
The UNWTO Secretary-General Official Visit to Ethiopia, from 13 to 18 July 2014
During an official visit to Ethiopia, UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, met with President Mulatu Teshome, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonen, and...
21 Jul 14
Press Release
International tourism: strong peak season anticipated
Destinations worldwide received some 317 million international tourists (overnight visitors) between January and April 2014, 14 million more than in the same period of 2013. This 5% growth...
18 Jul 14
Press Release
UNWTO shocked by the tragic loss of Malaysia Airlines flight
“We are appalled by this horrible crash and I would like to, on behalf of UNWTO, reiterate the call by UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, of a full international investigation into the disaster“,...