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02 Nov 15
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UNWTO and the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) partner to foster inclusive and sustainable tourism
The inclusion of youth in the tourism sector through training and employment opportunities, resource and energy efficiency, and capacity building for SMEs are among the key areas covered by the...
28 Sep 15
Press Release
UNWTO welcomes the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals
Tourism is one of the most dynamic economic sectors, with significant global reach, and can make an important contribution to the achievement of the SDGs, particularly in the areas of job creation,...
24 Sep 15
Press Release
World Tourism Day: Celebrating the billion opportunities brought about by the tourism sector
In this regard, the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon states in his message on the occasion of World Tourism Day “let us work together to maximize the immense potential of tourism to drive inclusive...
17 Sep 15
Press Release
Financing of Tourism for Development: a holistic approach needed
Opening the event, UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, recalled that despite tourism’s role in promoting development, the sector is still underrepresented in aid flows as only 0.09% of total...
04 Aug 15
Press Release
UNWTO welcomes China’s decision to make tourism a tool to fight poverty
In a recent meeting with Chinese tourism authorities, UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, welcomed China’s continued recognition of tourism as an effective development tool as well as its special...

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