UNWTO Launches ‘Travel.Enjoy.Respect’ Campaign

PR No.: 
PR 17095
22 Aug 17

In the framework of the International Year on Sustainable Tourism for Development, 2017, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is launching a consumer-oriented campaign aimed at raising awareness of the value and contribution that sustainable tourism can make towards development. The ‘Travel.Enjoy.Respect’ campaign wants to engage tourists in making the sector a catalyst for positive change.

The main message of the campaign is summarized by the UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai: “Whenever you travel, wherever you travel, remember to: respect nature, respect culture, and respect your host. You can be the change you want to see in the world. You can be an ambassador for a better future. TRAVEL, ENJOY AND RESPECT.

UNWTO strongly condemns the attack perpetrated in Barcelona

PR No.: 
17094
18 Aug 17

UNWTO strongly condemns the heinous attack perpetrated yesterday in the city of Barcelona and expresses its heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the innocent victims and to the people and government of Spain.

"We are deeply saddened by this act of terror and the tragic loss of innocent lives . In these difficult times, our thoughts are with the families and friends of the victims” said UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai. "This is again a cowardly attack against all of us and a strong reminder that we need to be united , as an international community , in fighting these forces of darkness and all acts of terror", he added expressing UNWTO’s full solidarity with Spain, headquarters of UNWTO, and its people.