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24 Sep 15
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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
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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
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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
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...
15 Apr 15
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Exports from international tourism rise to US$ 1.5 trillion in 2014
Receipts from international visitors spending on accommodation, food and drink, entertainment, shopping and other services and goods reached an estimated US$ 1,245 billion (euro 937 billion) in 2014...