|3 April 2017||The UNWTO/CTO Workshop in Saint Lucia on Sustainable Tourism Destination Management & Marketing in collaboration with GSTC finished on 31 March|
|28 March 2017||Inaugurated the UNWTO/CTO Workshop on “Sustainable Tourism Destination Management & Marketing” in Saint Lucia (in collaboration with GSTC)|
|18 January 2017||
The World Tourism Organization begins the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development
His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain presided over the event celebrating the launch of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). The gathering was attended by ministers of tourism from around the world. The celebration highlighted tourism’s enormous potential to contribute to the development of all countries within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals, and the need to continue advancing towards a more sustainable sector that generates benefits to local communities and promotes the conservation of cultural values and natural heritage.
|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.
|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|
|16 November 2016||Inaugurated the UNWTO Regional Executive Training Course in the Republic of the Sudan on Crisis Communications in Tourism|
|15 November 2016||The UNWTO Executive Training Course in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Tourism Strategy was inaugurated on 13th November|