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    Bon vivant rejoice! 6th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism unveils new dates

    The post Bon vivant rejoice! 6th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism unveils new dates appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Held under the theme ‘Gastronomy Tourism: Promoting Rural Tourism and Regional Development’, the Forum will take place 31 October – 2 November 2021 in Bruges, Belgium. The event will focus on the contribution of gastronomy tourism to social and economic integration. It will also highlight its untapped potential for job creation, regional cohesion and sustainable growth. Building on UNWTO’s work on advancing innovation across the tourism sector, the Forum also represents a unique opportunity for experts from across the growing field of gastronomy tourism to share…

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    UNWTO to host key week for global tourism

    The post UNWTO to host key week for global tourism appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. The global tourism sector is starting the new year prepared to #RestartTourism when conditions allow, with the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) set to again bring together leaders from across the public and private sectors. Today in Madrid, the UNWTO Global Tourism Crisis Committee will hold its first meeting of the year. This meeting to advance concrete plans to ensure the restart of tourism will take place in the context of the UNWTO Executive Council. This meeting will be a hybrid event, combining in-person and virtual participation. The committee will bring…

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    Secretary-general Pololikashvili nominated to lead UNWTO for four more years

    The post Secretary-general Pololikashvili nominated to lead UNWTO for four more years appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. The Executive Council of the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has expressed its continued support for secretary-general Zurab Pololikashvili. Meeting in Madrid, its members nominated him to continue leading the United Nations specialized agency for four more years. At the end of the 113th session of the Executive Council, held as a hybrid event in Spanish capital, Members voted in person and in secret for their choice of leader for 2022-2025. Incumbent Pololikashvili won 76% of the votes in a process where Bahrain also put forward a candidate for…

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    2020 worst year for tourism, says UNWTO

    The post 2020 worst year for tourism, says UNWTO appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Global tourism suffered its worst year on record in 2020, with international arrivals dropping by 74 per cent when compared to 2019 according to the latest data from the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). Destinations worldwide welcomed one billion fewer international arrivals in 2020 than in the previous year, due to an unprecedented fall in demand and widespread travel restrictions. This compares with the four per cent decline recorded during the 2009 global economic crisis. According to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer, the collapse in international travel represents an estimated…

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    Morocco visit initiates preparations for UNWTO General Assembly

    The post Morocco visit initiates preparations for UNWTO General Assembly appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. The UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and Morocco met to advance the organisation of the 24th UNWTO General Assembly in October 2021, the first global high-level UN event to be held since the beginning of the pandemic. Led by the secretary-general, Zurab Pololikashvili, a delegation from UNWTO has concluded an official visit to Morocco to discuss the programme, calendar and facilities to be prepared for this statutory meeting that will focus on Education and Youth, Rural Development and Digital Innovation. The minister of tourism of Morocco, Nadia Fettah Alaoui, and her…