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18 January 2017 La Organización Mundial del Turismo da comienzo al Año Internacional del Turismo Sostenible para el Desarrollo 2017
Su Majestad el Rey ha presidido el acto con motivo del lanzamiento del Año Internacional del Turismo Sostenible para el Desarrollo, organizado por la Organización Mundial del Turismo (OMT). Un encuentro  que ha reunido a  ministros de turismo de todo el mundo. En la celebración se ha enfatizado el inmenso potencial del turismo para el desarrollo de todos los países en el marco de los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible y la necesidad continuar avanzando hacia un sector más sostenible que redunde en el beneficio de las comunidades locales, y la preservación de los valores culturales y naturales. 
4 January 2017 FITUR 2017: UNWTO with a focus on sustainability and tourism in Africa and in the MENA region
The International Tourism Fair in Spain (FITUR), taking place on January 18-22 in Madrid, comprises a number of events organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). Activities will have a special focus on sustainable tourism, including the official presentation of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017 on January 18.
3 January 2017 The Year Ahead: harnessing the power of tourism to build a better world
Dear friends, I write to you as I begin my final year as UNWTO Secretary-General, a position I have been privileged to hold for almost seven years at an Agency I have been proud to serve for the past decade. During this time I have seen tourism become one of the world’s most important and impactful socio-economic sectors of our times. I have seen its growing relevance to the lives of millions around the world, to the preservation of our common values and to greater understanding among people of all walks of life.
29 December 2016 2017 is the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development
12 months to celebrate and promote the contribution of the tourism sector to building a better world. This is the major goal of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017 that will start in few days. 
5 December 2016 International Year for Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017 garners support from the sector
Only few weeks ahead of the official launch of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017, set to take place on the 18 of January 2017 in Madrid, Spain, representatives from various tourism industries and beyond have joined UNWTO to support the celebrations of this important event. 
28 November 2016 WTTC and UNWTO urge UK government to lift air ban to Sharm el Sheikh
The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) call on the UK government to lift the current ban on UK-based airlines flying to Sharm el Sheikh. 
24 November 2016 The UNWTO Executive Training Course in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on MICE Tourism finished on 24th November
23 November 2016 The UNWTO Executive Training Course in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on MICE Tourism was inaugurated on 22 November 2016
18 November 2016 The UNWTO Executive Training Course in the Kingdom the Saudi Arabia on Tourism Strategy finished on 17th November
15 November 2016 The UNWTO Executive Training Course in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Tourism Strategy was inaugurated on 13th November