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29 November 2017 African tourism leaders debate the role of the sector as a tool for inclusive growth and community engagement
The Conference results in the Lusaka Declaration on Sustainable Tourism 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 Promoting Sustainable Tourism, a Tool for Inclusive Growth and Community Engagement in Africa. The Conference, a flagship event of the Africa region for the celebration of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, took place last 16-18 November and was coordinated by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in cooperation with the Government of Zambia. 
20 November 2017 INVESTOUR 2018 to address fostering tourism development, investment opportunities and Biodiversity
16 November 2017 The UNWTO/THEMIS Sub-regional Capacity Building Course on “Tourism Marketing: from Product to Experience” held in Accra, Ghana from 12 to 17 October 2017
10 November 2017 First INVESTOUR Workshop on financing in tourism
7 November 2017 No reason to be afraid to travel to the region
Statement by Indian Ocean countries – Madagascar, Mauritius and Seychelles The Minister of Tourism of Madagascar, Roland Ratsiraka, the Minister of Tourism of Mauritius, Anil Kumarsingh Gayan, SC and the Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine of the Seychelles, Maurice Loustau-Lalanne met at the sidelines of the World Travel Market in London to express a common message of confidence on the measures being taken by Madagascar to overcome the plague outbreak.  
7 November 2017 UNWTO expresses confidence on tourism in Madagascar
6 November 2017 International tourism on track for a record year
UNWTO World Tourism Barometer Demand for international tourism remained strong during the Northern Hemisphere summer peak season. International tourist arrivals in July and August totalled over 300 million for the first time ever according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Many destinations reported double-digit growth, in particular in the Mediterranean. 
30 October 2017 INVESTOUR - a one-stop shop for Tourism and Investment
27 October 2017 UNWTO and the UNWTO.Themis Foundation train 15 countries on crisis communications
27 October 2017 First INVESTOUR Workshop on financing in tourism