Executive Council

Officers for 2019

Chair: Zambia
‎First Vice-Chair: Argentina
Second Vice-Chair: Thailand

Full list of Members

‎The Executive Council's task is to take all necessary measures, in consultation with ‎the Secretary-General, for the implementation of its own decisions and ‎recommendations of the Assembly and report thereon to the Assembly.‎

The Council meets at least twice a year.‎

‎The Council consists of Full Members elected by the Assembly in the proportion of ‎one Member for every five Full Members, in accordance with the Rules of Procedure ‎laid down by the Assembly with a view to achieving fair and equitable geographical ‎distribution.‎

The term of office of Members elected to the Council is four years and elections for ‎one-half of the Council membership are held every two years. Spain is a Permanent ‎Member of the Executive Council.‎

‎The Council elects one Chair and two Vice-Chairs from among its Members.

Subsidiary Organs

  • ‎Committee for the Review of Applications for Affiliate Membership
  • Committee on Statistics and the Tourism Satellite Account
  • Committee on Tourism and Competitiveness
  • Committee on Tourism and Sustainability
  • Programme and Budget Committee

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