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Morocco sets stage for first UNWTO general assembly after pandemic

Morocco sets stage for first UNWTO general assembly after pandemic

The post Morocco sets stage for first UNWTO general assembly after pandemic appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Moroccan officials recently met to advance the organization of the 24th UNWTO General Assembly in October 2021, the first global high-level UN event to be held since […]

Morocco visit initiates preparations for UNWTO General Assembly

Morocco visit initiates preparations for UNWTO General Assembly

The UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and Morocco met to advance the organisation of the 24th UNWTO General Assembly in October 2021, the first global high-level UN event to be held since the beginning of the pandemic. Led by the secretary-general, Zurab Pololikashvili, a delegation from UNWTO has concluded an official visit to Morocco to […]

2020 worst year for tourism, says UNWTO

2020 worst year for tourism, says UNWTO

Global tourism suffered its worst year on record in 2020, with international arrivals dropping by 74 per cent when compared to 2019 according to the latest data from the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). Destinations worldwide welcomed one billion fewer international arrivals in 2020 than in the previous year, due to an unprecedented fall […]

Secretary-general Pololikashvili nominated to lead UNWTO for four more years

Secretary-general Pololikashvili nominated to lead UNWTO for four more years

The Executive Council of the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has expressed its continued support for secretary-general Zurab Pololikashvili. Meeting in Madrid, its members nominated him to continue leading the United Nations specialized agency for four more years. At the end of the 113th session of the Executive Council, held as a hybrid event in […]

UNWTO to host key week for global tourism

UNWTO to host key week for global tourism

The global tourism sector is starting the new year prepared to #RestartTourism when conditions allow, with the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) set to again bring together leaders from across the public and private sectors. Today in Madrid, the UNWTO Global Tourism Crisis Committee will hold its first meeting of the year. This meeting to […]

Saudi Arabia to become a UNWTO Center for 13 Countries

Saudi Arabia to become a UNWTO Center for 13 Countries

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has approved the setting up of a regional office in  Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to support the growth of Middle East’s tourism sector as it recovers from the coronavirus pandemic. Minister of Tourism Ahmed Al-Khateeb said the UNWTO’s Executive Council members have approved the move to establish the office during the Executive […]

UNWTO new data shows 93% reduction in tourism arrivals

UNWTO new data shows 93% reduction in tourism arrivals

UNWTO did a surprising approach and is currently meeting with 170 delegates from 24 countries in Georgia to conduct the agency’s 112th Executive Council meeting. According to the latest data from the World Tourism Organization  (UNWTO) showing the severe impact of a reduction of 93% in international tourism arrivals around the world comparing 2020 and […]

UNWTO backs strong, united plan for global tourism

UNWTO backs strong, united plan for global tourism

The Executive Council of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has met in-person and virtually for its 112th session. This was the first major in-person event involving tourism and the United Nations held since the COVID-19 was declared a pandemic. The Executive Council was able to gather 170 delegates from 24 countries, who all agreed to […]

UNWTO and Google host first tourism acceleration programme in Sub-Saharan Africa

UNWTO and Google host first tourism acceleration programme in Sub-Saharan Africa

United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and Google have partnered for an online Acceleration Programme for UNWTO Member States’ tourism ministers, top travel associations and tourism boards to further develop innovation and digital transformation skills. Ahead of World Tourism Day, it hosted the first UNWTO and Google Tourism Acceleration Programme focused on insights from South […]

UNWTO to harness the power of AI to link tourism workers with jobs

UNWTO to harness the power of AI to link tourism workers with jobs

The UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) will work with California-based Eightfold.ai to help connect tourism jobseekers with employers and so drive the global recovery of the sector. The new partnership will see UNWTO harness the power of the Eightfold Talent Exchange, a marketplace connecting workers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic with available jobs. Using advanced […]

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