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07 Dec 15
Press Release
United Nations declares 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development
“The declaration by the UN of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development is a unique opportunity to advance the contribution of the tourism sector to the three pillars of...
01 Dec 15
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ST-EP project in Lesotho delivers training seminars for excursion providers, tour guides, home stay providers and crafters
In Lesotho, UNWTO is collaborating with the Lesotho Tourism Development Corporation (LTDC) to implement a ST-EP project on developing rural tourism initiatives in the Kome, Malimomg & Baroana...
13 Oct 15
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New ST-EP project launched in Mongolia
UNWTO has launched a new ST-EP project in Mongolia, titled Capacity Building for Tourism Employees. The project has as objective to build capacities among tourism employees and unemployed young...
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...
04 Aug 15
Press Release
UNWTO welcomes China’s decision to make tourism a tool to fight poverty
In a recent meeting with Chinese tourism authorities, UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, welcomed China’s continued recognition of tourism as an effective development tool as well as its special...
15 Jul 15
Press Release
UNWTO calls for higher financing for tourism in development cooperation
Tourism’s underrepresentation in international financing for development flows remains a critical hurdle to overcome in order to fully deploy its development potential. Despite being a high impact...
26 May 15
News
ST-EP project in Jacmel, Haiti, building capacities for sustainable tourism development
In Haiti, UNWTO is collaborating with the Ministry of Tourism to implement a project on enhancing the local economic impact from tourism in Jacmel, an attractive coastal destination in the South-East...