World Tourism Organization

Digital Tools to Revitalize Global Tourism

Sunday, July 18, 2021 - 9:00am

MADRID, SPAIN, July 18, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) continues to energize the restart of tourism based on sustainability and innovation.

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  • MADRID, SPAIN, July 18, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) continues to energize the restart of tourism based on sustainability and innovation.
  • An agreement with MUST Travel & Tech places a digital tool at the service of tourism, allowing users to share their experiences to promote the reactivation of the sector with a view to sustainability.
  • A World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) agreement with MUST Travel & Tech places a digital tool at the services of tourism, allowing users to share their experiences to promote the reactivation of the sector with a view to sustainability.
  • A distinctive element will be the contribution of tourism intelligence from the UNWTO to the users of the tool.

MUST Travel & Tech: Digital tools to revitalize global tourism

Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 2:30pm

MADRID, July 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) continues to energize the restart of tourism based on sustainability and innovation.

Key Points: 
  • MADRID, July 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) continues to energize the restart of tourism based on sustainability and innovation.
  • An agreement with MUST Travel & Tech places a digital tool at the service of tourism, allowing users to share their experiences to promote the reactivation of the sector with a view to sustainability.
  • By also integrating key information and analysis from UNWTO, it aims to become a leading tourism application and generate opportunities for destinations.
  • A distinctive element will be the contribution of tourism intelligence from the UNWTO to the users of the tool.

Enexor Wins UNWTO Global Startup Competition

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 2:00pm

Enexor BioEnergy, LLC, of Franklin, Tenn., has been selected by the United Nations as one of the winners of its prestigious World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Global Startup Competition.

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  • Enexor BioEnergy, LLC, of Franklin, Tenn., has been selected by the United Nations as one of the winners of its prestigious World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Global Startup Competition.
  • UNWTO recognized winners in a total of 17 categories for unique contributions to sustainable and responsible tourism.
  • We are honored to have won the UNWTO Sustainable Development Goals Global Startup Competition.
  • The UNWTO selection is the second prestigious selection Enexor has received in the travel industry.

Article - Coming up: EU recovery, vaccines, sustainable tourism

Saturday, February 20, 2021 - 12:06am

On Wednesday, the trade committee will discuss EU measures regarding transparency and authorisation of exports of Covid-19 vaccines.

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  • On Wednesday, the trade committee will discuss EU measures regarding transparency and authorisation of exports of Covid-19 vaccines.
  • Check out our timeline to find out how the EU is tackling the coronavirus pandemic in 2021.
  • Sustainable tourism and maritime transport

    Tourism is one of sectors most affected by the pandemic.

  • The transport and tourism committee will vote on a report on Wednesday calling for measures to support the sector during the crisis and make tourism more sustainable in the long-run.

The Skal International Executive Board, with its new Leadership, takes over for 2021

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - 7:00pm

In 2021 Skal international will continue to work closely with UNWTO as Daniela Otero, CEO of Skal International, is an affiliate board member.

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  • In 2021 Skal international will continue to work closely with UNWTO as Daniela Otero, CEO of Skal International, is an affiliate board member.
  • Working together and collaborating has been, and will continue to be, vital," said Daniela Otero, CEO of Skal International.
  • 'Our goal in 2021 will be to maximize the visibility of Skal International globally while maintaining an effective and progressive communication internally.
  • Skal International is planning on meeting in October 2021 with its global membership at the Annual Skal International World Congress in Quebec City, Canada.

Government of Bahrain nominates H.E. Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa as Secretary General of the World Tourism Organization

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 5:30am

Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa for her numerous achievements in enhancing sustainable tourism and developing a robust cultural infrastructure

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  • Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa for her numerous achievements in enhancing sustainable tourism and developing a robust cultural infrastructure
    MANAMA, Bahrain, Nov. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --The Government of Bahrain has announced the nomination of Her Excellency Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa, President of the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities, for the post of Secretary General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).The nomination reflects H.E.
  • Shaikha Mai's candidacy for the position of Secretary-General of UNWTO comes as the tourism sector is going through significant challenges caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • The UNWTO and appointed Secretary General is expected to lead global efforts for the recovery of the sector.
  • Commenting on the nomination, H.E Shaikha Mai said:"I am humbled to be nominated as the Secretary General of the UNWTO.

Government of Bahrain nominates H.E. Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa as Secretary General of the World Tourism Organization

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 5:30am

Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa for her numerous achievements in enhancing sustainable tourism and developing a robust cultural infrastructure

Key Points: 
  • Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa for her numerous achievements in enhancing sustainable tourism and developing a robust cultural infrastructure
    MANAMA, Bahrain, Nov. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --The Government of Bahrain has announced the nomination of Her Excellency Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa, President of the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities, for the post of Secretary General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).The nomination reflects H.E.
  • Shaikha Mai's candidacy for the position of Secretary-General of UNWTO comes as the tourism sector is going through significant challenges caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • The UNWTO and appointed Secretary General is expected to lead global efforts for the recovery of the sector.
  • Commenting on the nomination, H.E Shaikha Mai said:"I am humbled to be nominated as the Secretary General of the UNWTO.

The Hospitality Challenge: Supporting the Hospitality Talents of Tomorrow

Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 4:29pm

The three most entrepreneurial projects among the 30 winners will receive seed money from Eurazeo , the leading global investment group to which Sommet Education belongs.

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  • The three most entrepreneurial projects among the 30 winners will receive seed money from Eurazeo , the leading global investment group to which Sommet Education belongs.
  • UNWTO Secretary General, Zurab Pololikashvili said: "The tourism of tomorrow must embrace new ideas, new voices and the full diversity the sector has to offer.
  • It shows how innovators from around the world can keep tourism, hospitality and travel at the very forefront of sustainable development and positive change for all."
  • Benot-Etienne Domenget, Sommet Education CEO adds: "We are thrilled to welcome so many diversified talents in our institutions next year.

Skal International Supports The UNWTO And IMO Joint Call To Support Safe Resumption Of Cruise Ship Operations

Saturday, November 7, 2020 - 12:30am

MALAGA, Spain, Nov. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- In a joint statement issued yesterday, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) highlight the importance of the cruise sector for the world economy.

Key Points: 
  • MALAGA, Spain, Nov. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- In a joint statement issued yesterday, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) highlight the importance of the cruise sector for the world economy.
  • According to UNWTO, the cruise sector supports 1.2 million jobs and contributes US$150 billion to the global economy every year.
  • Tourism is vitally important for Small Islands States, where it sustains millions of livelihoods and brings substantial socio-economic benefits.
  • Skl International is the world's largest global network of Tourism Professionals promoting Tourism, Business and Friendship worldwide since 1934.

Skal International Supports The UNWTO And IMO Joint Call To Support Safe Resumption Of Cruise Ship Operations

Saturday, November 7, 2020 - 12:30am

MALAGA, Spain, Nov. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- In a joint statement issued yesterday, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) highlight the importance of the cruise sector for the world economy.

Key Points: 
  • MALAGA, Spain, Nov. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- In a joint statement issued yesterday, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) highlight the importance of the cruise sector for the world economy.
  • According to UNWTO, the cruise sector supports 1.2 million jobs and contributes US$150 billion to the global economy every year.
  • Tourism is vitally important for Small Islands States, where it sustains millions of livelihoods and brings substantial socio-economic benefits.
  • Skl International is the world's largest global network of Tourism Professionals promoting Tourism, Business and Friendship worldwide since 1934.