UNWTO News 50

Release Date: 
Saturday, April 30, 2016

 

 

Swedish private sector commits to the UNWTO Global Code of Ethics for Tourism

Visita and Svensk Turism AB have become the latest private sector signatories to the UNWTO Global Code of Ethics. The signature of the commitment to the Code took place on the occasion of Sweden’s Hospitality Industry Congress (Gothenburg, Sweden, 17 March 2016).


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UNWTO projects a positive 2016 for tourism in Greece

UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai has expressed the confidence of the Organization in the continued growth of the tourism sector in Greece. In 2015, international tourist arrivals to Greece grew by 7% to reach 23.6 million, while exports generated by the sector increased by 6% to euro 14.2 billion.


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UNWTO – a decade building capacity in tourism policy in Asia/Pacific

Under the title ‘Human Capital Development in Tourism’, the UNWTO Asia/Pacific Executive Training Programme on Tourism Policy and Strategy has gathered policy makers and tourism executives in Seoul, Republic of Korea, to enhance skills and understanding on the latest trends in tourism management. The initiative, organized by UNWTO and sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Korea, has reached a decade in this last edition, as the first Training Programme on Tourism Policy and Strategy in the Asia/Pacific region launched in 2006.


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First Ibero-American Meeting on the Sharing Economy addresses challenges of new tourism business models

Over two days, the city of Montevideo hosted the First Ibero-American Meeting on the Sharing Economy in Tourism Accommodation. The event was aimed at discussing the challenges and opportunities presented by new business models in tourism accommodation.The contribution of new models to the revitalization of the sector and issues relating to competition, taxation and consumer rights were among the topics discussed.


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Peru to host 2nd UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism

On 27-29 April, Lima becomes the international capital of gastronomy tourism as it hosts the 2nd UNWTO World Forum on this dynamic tourism segment. The event is organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Basque Culinary Center and the Government of Peru, through PromPeru.


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African tourism ministers convene in Côte d’Ivoire

Over three days (19-21 April) high-level tourism representatives from African countries, including 18 tourism ministers, are convening in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, to discuss the challenges of the sector and the priorities for the programme of work of UNWTO in the African continent. The event is held in parallel with the Sustainable Tourism Conference of the 10 YFP, focused on ‘Accelerating the Shift towards Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns’.


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The World Tourism Organization and the Leading Brands of Spain Forum Develop the First Prototype for Wine Tourism

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), in collaboration with the Leading Brands of Spain Forum (FMRE), is developing a model for the promotion of wine tourism. The initiative is based on a prototype for wine tourism in which the wineries Barbadillo, González & Byass, Freixenet Group, Osborne and Pagos del Rey participate.


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UNWTO Silk Road Task Force commits to work on joint marketing, training, infrastructure development and visa facilitation

The 6th UNWTO Silk Road Task Force Meeting held in Urmia, Islamic Republic of Iran on 22-25 April 2016, agreed to advance joint marketing, training, infrastructure development and visa facilitation. The Meeting brought together representatives from 14 countries to discuss the key priorities for the Silk Road Action Plan 2016/2017.



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10th UNWTO Asia/Pacific Executive Training Programme on Tourism Policy and Strategy

Since 2006, the UNWTO has convened the Asia/Pacific Executive Training Programme on Tourism Policy and Strategy. This high level executive training program provides a platform for policy makers to get together for exchanging ideas on current tourism issues.
Through a series of lectures, group discussions, debates, and presentations, the programme provides a forum to assist public sector executives in gaining a better understanding of the latest trends in tourism management and gain knowledge on successful policy and strategy formulation and implementation.
This year’s programme, which marks the 10th edition of this important event, is entitled Human Capital Development in Tourism.

 

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