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20 January 2017 INVESTOUR 2017 gathers over 20 African Ministers of Tourism in Madrid
INVESTOUR, a unique platform that brings together tourism businesses from Africa, Europe and the rest of the world on an annual basis has convened more than 20 African Ministers of Tourism at FITUR, the Spanish Tourism Fair. The initiative, now in its 8th edition, has taken place on 19 January in a joint initiative of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), IFEMA/FITUR and Casa Africa. 
18 January 2017 The World Tourism Organization begins the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development
His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain presided over the event celebrating the launch of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). The gathering was attended by ministers of tourism from around the world. The celebration highlighted tourism’s enormous potential to contribute to the development of all countries within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals, and the need to continue advancing towards a more sustainable sector that generates benefits to local communities and promotes the conservation of cultural values and natural heritage.  
4 January 2017 FITUR 2017: UNWTO with a focus on sustainability and tourism in Africa and in the MENA region
The International Tourism Fair in Spain (FITUR), taking place on January 18-22 in Madrid, comprises a number of events organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). Activities will have a special focus on sustainable tourism, including the official presentation of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017 on January 18.
3 January 2017 The Year Ahead: harnessing the power of tourism to build a better world
Dear friends, I write to you as I begin my final year as UNWTO Secretary-General, a position I have been privileged to hold for almost seven years at an Agency I have been proud to serve for the past decade. During this time I have seen tourism become one of the world’s most important and impactful socio-economic sectors of our times. I have seen its growing relevance to the lives of millions around the world, to the preservation of our common values and to greater understanding among people of all walks of life.
29 December 2016 2017 is the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development
12 months to celebrate and promote the contribution of the tourism sector to building a better world. This is the major goal of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017 that will start in few days. 
19 December 2016 Press Release
9 December 2016 Official visit of Mr. Taleb Rifai, UNWTO secretary general, to Cameroon, 20- 22 November 2016 on the occasion of the National Conference on “ women, sports and tourism, women sport events and the promotion of African destinations”
8 December 2016 Visite Officelle de Monsieur Taleb Rifai, Secrétaire général de l’omt au Cameroun du 20 au 22 novembre 2016, à l’occasion de la coupe d’afrique des nations féminine de football (can 2016)
8 December 2016 VISITE OFFICELLE DE MONSIEUR TALEB RIFAI, SECRÉTAIRE GÉNÉRAL DE L’OMT AU CAMEROUN DU 20 AU 22 NOVEMBRE 2016, À L’OCCASION DE LA COUPE D’AFRIQUE DES NATIONS FÉMININE DE FOOTBALL (CAN 2016)
8 December 2016 VISITE OFFICELLE DE MONSIEUR TALEB RIFAI, SECRÉTAIRE GÉNÉRAL DE L’OMT AU CAMEROUN DU 20 AU 22 NOVEMBRE 2016, À L’OCCASION DE LA COUPE D’AFRIQUE DES NATIONS FÉMININE DE FOOTBALL (CAN 2016)