InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort is located on the pristine Phu Quoc island

InterContinental Hotels Group opens 1000th hotel in the Europe, Middle East, Asia and Africa region

InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort is located on the pristine Phu Quoc island, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve off ...
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UNWTO secretary-general Zurab Pololikashvili (second left) with tourism players, who participated in the 30th joint meeting

UNWTO calls on tourism players to help address climate change and biodiversity loss

UNWTO secretary-general Zurab Pololikashvili (second left) with tourism players, who participated in the 30th joint meeting of Commission for South ...
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UNWTO and its European member states’ officials gathered in Prague, Czech Republic

UNWTO: Innovation and digitalisation top of European tourism agenda

UNWTO and its European member states’ officials gathered in Prague, Czech Republic, on June 11-13, for the 63rd European Commission ...
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UNWTO secretary-general Zurab Pololikashvili (right) with Nigerian business magnate Aliko Dangote.

Nigerian business magnate, Aliko Dangote, becomes UNWTO’s first African ambassador for responsible tourism

UNWTO secretary-general Zurab Pololikashvili (right) with Nigerian business magnate Aliko Dangote. Mr Dangote has been appointed the first African ambassador ...
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Belize has established a moratorium on oil exploration and other petroleum operations

UNESCO welcomes Standard Chartered’s new policy to deny funding activities that damage World Heritage sites

Belize has established a moratorium on oil exploration and other petroleum operations in the entire maritime zone of Belize including ...
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Qatar Airways Group chief executive officer Akbar Al Baker, is now the new chairman

Qatar Airways Group chief executive, Akbar Al Baker, appointed as new board chairman of IATA

Qatar Airways Group chief executive officer Akbar Al Baker, is now the new chairman of the IATA Board of Governors ...
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UNWTO secretary-general Zurab Pololikashvili (left) with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari (centre)

African Tourism ministers stress the importance of tourism measurement for sustainable development

UNWTO secretary-general Zurab Pololikashvili (left) with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari (centre) during the 61st meeting of the United Nations World ...
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After a sharp fall in March 2018, to a 23-month low, global air freight volumes recovered slightly in April 2018.

IATA: Air freight growth recovered slightly in April 2018, up 4.1 per cent

After a sharp fall in March 2018, to a 23-month low, global air freight volumes recovered slightly in April 2018 ...
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Hilton will remove plastic straws from its 650 managed properties by the end of 2018.

Hilton calls time on plastic straws

Hilton will remove plastic straws from its 650 managed properties by the end of 2018. Hilton will remove plastic straws ...
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UNWTO will focus on five pillars for the period 2018-2019

UNWTO executive council supports the priorities of its secretary-general Zurab Pololikashvili

UNWTO will focus on five pillars for the period 2018-2019: innovation and the digital transformation; investments and entrepreneurship; education and ...
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International Air Transport Association director-general, Alexandre de Juniac (left)

IATA expands its Montreal head office operations

International Air Transport Association director-general, Alexandre de Juniac (left).IATA has announced it is increasing its Montreal headquarters operations with the ...
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UNWTO secretary-general, Zurab Pololikashvili (seventh right) with African tourism ministers during the just concluded ITB Berlin in Germany.

African tourism ministers agree to move ahead with a 10-point UNWTO agenda for Africa

UNWTO secretary-general, Zurab Pololikashvili (seventh right) with African tourism ministers during the just concluded ITB Berlin in Germany. BY MATHIAS ...
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Global leaders to converge in Oman for Tourism and Culture conference

UNWTO secretary-general, Taleb Rifai. Mr Rifai says tourism is a key resource for local communities and for heritage preservation. Global ...
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International tourism on track for a record year

UNWTO secretary general, Taleb Rifai, says Tourism is a major economic engine and employment generator. International tourist arrivals worldwide grew ...
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International Air Transport Association

IATA, African Development Bank sign MoU to advance Africa’s aviation.

International Air Transport Association director general, Alexandre de Juniac. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the African ...
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WTTC congratulates Pololikashvili, the new UNWTO boss

Current UNWTO secretary general, Taleb Rifai, congratulates, Zurab Pololikashvili, on his election as the new UNWTO secretary general. Dr Rifai’s ...
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International tourism – strongest half-year results since 2010

UNWTO secretary-general Taleb Rifai. The UNWTO boss calls for protection of the environment and preservation of cultural heritage for sustainable ...
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International arrivals globally posted a four per cent growth in January-April period

International tourist arrivals register six per cent growth in the first four months of 2017, according to UNWTO world tourism ...
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Portugal commits to International Year of Sustainable Tourism

UNWTO Secretary General, Taleb Rifai,he recently visited Portugal which committed to partnering with the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for ...
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UNWTO condemns US travel ban

UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai The United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has condemned the United States of America’s travel ban ...
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International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

UNWTO Secretary-General The United Nations General Assembly declared 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. The UN ...
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Poland to host third International Congress

UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai Poland is set to host the third International Congress on Ethics and Tourism in April 2017 ...
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