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16 Jun 16
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UNWTO and the World Committee on Tourism Ethics launch the UNWTO Ethics Award
The UNWTO Ethics Award, geared to recognize the engagement of tourism enterprises in promoting and implementing the principles of the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism, is open to all tourism...
09 May 16
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World Committee on Tourism Ethics: it is critical to advance the transformation of the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism into an international convention
The process of transformation is led by a group of UNWTO Member States which is currently drafting the text of the convention to be presented to the 22nd UNWTO General Assembly to be held in China in...
15 Mar 16
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Private sector committed to fight child exploitation in tourism
“We need to unite to fight child exploitation and the commitment of the private sector is key” said UNWTO Secretary-General opening the meeting. Carol Bellamy, Chair of the Network, recalled the role...
01 Mar 16
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UNWTO activities at ITB Berlin 2016 to focus on the Silk Road and Child Protection
One of the major events organized by UNWTO at ITB Berlin will be the 6th UNWTO Silk Road Ministers’ Meeting (9 March). The meeting brings together Ministers and high ranking officials...
25 Jan 16
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Accessible tourism: a right and a business opportunity
In addition to underlining the need to involve businesses in promoting projects that improve accessibility, the event demonstrated the benefits that the private sector can achieve through a...
18 Jan 16
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International tourist arrivals up 4% reach a record 1.2 billion in 2015
2015 marks the 6th consecutive year of above-average growth, with international arrivals increasing by 4% or more every year since the post-crisis year of 2010. “International tourism reached new...
17 Dec 15
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UNWTO activities at FITUR to focus on innovation and sustainability
Innovation in tourism is the theme of the annual UNWTO Awards. 2016 marks the twelfth edition of this initiative, which gathers tourism success stories from all around the world. The UNWTO Awards...