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UNWTO Conference on ‘Sustainable Tourism in Islands’ Opens in La Reunion

  The role of tourism in Island Destinations as a means to promote economic growth and sustainable development is the main topic of the Conference on Sustainable Development of Tourism in Islands, organized jointly by UNWTO and the government of France (Réunion Island, France, 11-13 September 2013). Critical issues for island destinations, including sustainable tourism […]

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UNWTO shows full support to the Vanilla Islands

UNWTO has expressed its full support to the newly created Vanilla Islands Tourism Organization as a means to reinforce tourism competitiveness in the islands of the Indian Ocean (Reunion Island, France, 10 September 2013). The concept of ‘Vanilla Islands’, defined at the beginning of August 2010 under the aegis of the Indian Ocean Commission, aims […]

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UNWTO approves accessible tourism recommendations

The UNWTO recommendations on “Accessible Tourism for All” (2013) have been approved and endorsed by the General Assembly. Updated from the 2005 version, the recommendations outline a form of tourism that involves a collaborative process among stakeholders to enable people with access requirements to function independently through universally designed tourism products, services and environments. These […]

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UNWTO partners with top Spanish engineering company: Delivering new tourism solutions

  Research, best practices and new methodologies for tourism development are at the centre of an agreement signed between UNWTO and Spanish public company ISDEFE (Ingeniería de Sistemas para la Defensa de España). This agreement aims at developing pilot projects based on a range of subjects including connectivity, energy in tourism, among others. UNWTO will […]

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UNWTO and Casa Árabe to promote tourism development in the Arab World

UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai and Casa Árabe Director General Eduardo López Busquets have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote sustainable tourism development and strengthening institutional capacity in Arab countries (Madrid, 10 June 2013). Signed at UNWTO headquarters in Madrid, the Memorandum furthers cooperation between UNWTO and Casa Árabe in common interest areas, including sustainable […]

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