Signing Ceremonies

On the 1st of October 2013, in the context of the APEC High Level Policy Dialogue on Travel Facilitation, held in Bali, Indonesia, 25 Indonesian companies and associations signed the Commitment in the presence of Mr. Taleb Rifai, Secretary-General of UNWTO.

Signatories of the Private Sector Commitment to the Code from Indonesia (1 October 2013, Bali, Indonesia)

In October 2013, six prominent European associations signed the Commitment on the occasion of the 12th European Tourism Forum – Tourism, a Force for Economic Growth, Social Change and Welfare (Vilnius, Lithuania), in the presence of H.E. Mr. Evaldas Gustas, Minister of Economy of Lithuania, and Mr. Taleb Rifai, UNWTO Secretary-General.

The six European signatories of the Private Sector Commitment to the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism with H.E. Mr. Evaldas Gustas, Minister of Economy of Lithuania, and Mr. Taleb Rifai, UNWTO Secretary-General (Vilnius, Lithuania, 17 October 2013)

During the 1st Summit of Presidents of Travel Agencies Associations, that took place on the 7th November in Cordoba, Spain, 12 companies and associations signed the Commitment to the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism. The group included organisations from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa (SUSPENDED), Canada, Greece, Spain, Latvia, Cyprus and Norway.

Signatories of the Private Sector Commitment to the Code in Córdoba, Spain, 7 November 2013.

In December 2013 a total of 17 Portuguese associations signed the Commitment to the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism on the occasion of the 3rd UNWTO International Conference on Tourism and the Media, that took place in Estoril, at the coast of the region of Lisbon.

 Signing Ceremony of the Private Sector Commitment to the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism, at the 3rd UNWTO International Conference on Tourism and the Media, Estoril, 2 December 2013.

 

Eleven prominent Dominican companies signed the Commitment to the Global Code of Ethics on the occasion of the International Seminar on Tourism Destinations Management in Cultural Heritage Sites that was held on the 17th of February 2014 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

 Signing Ceremony of the Private Sector Commitment to the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism, at the International Seminar on Tourism Destinations Management in Cultural Heritage Sites, Santo Domingo, 17 February 2014.

During the Signing of the Cooperation Agreement between UNWTO and  Qatar Tourism Authority, that took place on the 24th February in Doha, Qatar, 22 companies and associations signed the Commitment to the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism.

 Signing Ceremony of the Private Sector Commitment to the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism, Doha, 24 February 2014.

Mr. Nahid Bagirov, Chairman of the Azerbaijan Tourism Association, signed the Private Sector Commitment to the Global Code of Ethics during the Official visit of the Secretary-General to Azerbaijan, on 3 April 2014.

The UNWTO Secretary-General Mr. Taleb Rifai and Mr. Nahid Bagirov at the Signing Ceremony of the Private Sector Commitment to the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism, Baku, 3 April 2014.

Fourteen Philippine companies and associations signed the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism at the 26th Joint Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for East Asia and the Pacific and the UNWTO Commission for South Asia held in Legazpi City, Philippines on 18 May 2014.

Owners and CEOs of Philippine businesses with the UNWTO Secretary-General Mr. Taleb Rifai at the Signing Ceremony of thePrivate Sector Commitment to the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism, Legazpi City, 18 May 2014.

On 29 May 2014 15 Bulgarian associations signed the Commitment to the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism on the occasion of the Official visit of the Secretary-General to Bulgaria.

 Chairmen and Executives of Bulgarian associations with the UNWTO Secretary-General Mr. Taleb Rifai at the Signing Ceremony of the Private Sector Commitment to the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism, Sofia29 May 2014.

21 Chilean companies and associations signed the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism during the Official visit of the Secretary General to Chile, on 20 June 2014.

Signing Ceremony of the Private Sector Commitment to the Global Code of Ethics for TourismSantiago de Chile, 20 June 2014.

 

During the 57th UNWTO Regional Commission for the Americas, two Colombian companies signed the Private Sector Commitment to the Global Code of Ethics, in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, on 24 June 2014.

UNWTO Secretary-General Mr. Taleb Rifai and the Deputy Minister for Tourism, Ms. Sandra Howard Taylor, with Ms. Paula Cortés Calle, President of Asociación Colombiana de Agencias de Viaje (ANATO) and Mr. Gonzalo Castaño Gil, President of Asociación hotelera COTELCO, at the Signing Ceremony of the Private Sector Commitment to the Global Code of Ethics for TourismCartagena de Indias, 24 June 2014.

Mrs. Lela Krstevska, President of Economic Chamber for Tourism in Macedonia signed the Private Sector Commitment to the Global Code of Ethics during the Official visit of the Secretary-General to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, on 29 July 2014.

The UNWTO Secretary-General Mr. Taleb Rifai at the Signing Ceremony of the

Private Sector Commitment to the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism, Macedonia, 29 July 2014.

Twelve Japanes companies and associations signed the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism during the Silk Road Seminar at JATA Tourism Expo 2014 held in Tokyo, Japan, on 25 September 2014.

The twelve signatories of the Private Sector Commitment to the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism with Mr. Shigeto KUBO, Commissioner of the Japan Tourism Agency, and UNWTO Secretary-General Mr. Taleb Rifai, Tokyo, 25 September 2014.

On the occasion of the '1er Encuentro Internacional de Turismo Comunitario y Social de la UNASUR', nine Bolivian associations signed the Private Sector Commitment to the Global Code of Ethics, in La Paz, Bolivia, on 7 October 2014.

Signing Ceremony of the Private Sector Commitment to the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism, La Paz, 7 October 2014.

During the Official Inauguration of the International Tourism Fair in Paraguay (FITPAR) 2014thirteen Paraguayan associations signed the Private Sector Commitment to the Global Code of Ethics, in Asunción, Paraguay, on 9 October 2014.

Signing Ceremony of the Private Sector Commitment to the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism, Asunción, 9 October 2014.