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01 Oct 15
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UNWTO welcomes the G20 Tourism Ministers’ commitment to promote more and better jobs
Recalling that tourism is one of the most dynamic and resilient economic sectors, Ministers of Tourism committed to maximize the potential the sector has to generate jobs, particularly for women and...
28 Sep 15
Press Release
UNWTO welcomes the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals
Tourism is one of the most dynamic economic sectors, with significant global reach, and can make an important contribution to the achievement of the SDGs, particularly in the areas of job creation,...
24 Sep 15
Press Release
World Tourism Day: Celebrating the billion opportunities brought about by the tourism sector
In this regard, the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon states in his message on the occasion of World Tourism Day “let us work together to maximize the immense potential of tourism to drive inclusive...
17 Sep 15
Press Release
Financing of Tourism for Development: a holistic approach needed
Opening the event, UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, recalled that despite tourism’s role in promoting development, the sector is still underrepresented in aid flows as only 0.09% of total...
16 Sep 15
Press Release
China to host 22nd UNWTO General Assembly
The 22nd Session of the Assembly, the most important global meeting of senior tourism officials and high-level representatives of the private tourism sector, will take place in Chengdu, China, in...