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Mon 24 Apr 2017 UNWTO & ATM Ministerial Forum - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Mon 24 Apr 2017 42nd Meeting of UNWTO Commission for the Middle East - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Mon 24 Apr 2017 Arabian Travel Market 2017 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Wed 18 Jan 2017 FITUR 2017 - Madrid - Spain
Wed 23 Nov 2016 Tourism Innovation and Transformation Forum 2016 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Tue 08 Nov 2016 The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is to host four UNWTO executive training courses - Riyadh - Saudi Arabia

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25 Apr 17
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Tourism key for economic growth and diversification in the MENA region
Moderated by CNN Becky Anderson, the UNWTO/ATM Ministerial Forum concluded that the main priorities for the region include human resources development, public/private sector cooperation, connectivity...
28 Feb 17
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UNWTO Secretary General attends Bahrain's Spring of Cultures Festival
This was an occasion to stress the importance of cultural preservation and the links between tourism and culture particularly in the scope of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for...
18 Jan 17
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The World Tourism Organization begins the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development
The event, held in the El Pardo Palace in Madrid, Spain, was attended by the Prime Minister of Georgia, the Vice-President of Honduras, more than 40 tourism ministers and other senior officials from...
04 Jan 17
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FITUR 2017: UNWTO with a focus on sustainability and tourism in Africa and in the MENA region
UNWTO has prepared a number of events to be held at FITUR, starting with the presentation of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017. Also on January 18 the 13th Edition of...
03 Jan 17
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The Year Ahead: harnessing the power of tourism to build a better world
I have seen increasing commitment from the international community, with many countries realizing the potential for tourism to become a pillar of their development. This commitment is attested to by...
29 Dec 16
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2017 is the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development
The United Nations General Assembly declared 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development recalling the potential of tourism to advance the universal 2030 Agenda for...
05 Dec 16
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International Year for Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017 garners support from the sector
The United Nations 70th General Assembly has designated 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. In the context of the universal 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development...