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04 Mar 15
Press Release
UNWTO strongly condemns the destruction of cultural heritage
“As stated by UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova, the recent systematic destruction of Iraq’s unique cultural heritage is intolerable and must come to an end immediately”, said UNWTO Secretary-...
03 Mar 15
Press Release
The Travel and Technological Revolutions: UNWTO Secretary-General at ITB 2015
Speaking at the opening of ITB Berlin, UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai underscored how the travel and the technological revolutions are shaping our society and how technology is changing the...
25 Feb 15
Press Release
UNWTO activities at ITB 2015
ITB Berlin Opening Ceremony (3 March, 18.00 – 20.00, CityCube Berlin Hall B)UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, will deliver the opening speech at the ITB opening ceremony. 5th Silk Road...
18 Feb 15
Press Release
Governments recognize benefits of visa facilitation
According to the Report, 62% of the world’s population was required a traditional visa prior to departure in 2014, down from 77% in 2008. In the same year, 19% of the world’s population was able to...
06 Feb 15
Press Release
UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture gathers Ministers of Tourism and Culture for the first time
Tourism, moving more than one billion people across international borders each year, offers immense possibilities for socio-economic development in destinations around the world. Cultural tourism has...