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28 March 2018 UNWTO Secretary General meets Prime Minister of Kazakhstan to strengthen cooperation
Kazakhstan, Astana, 28 March 2018 - The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Mr Zurab Pololikashvili, paid an official visit to Kazakhstan where he discussed with national authorities the Kazakh Tourism Strategy 2030.
27 March 2018 Snow and Mountain Tourism faces the challenge of adapting to change
Madrid, Spain, 23 March 2018 - The 10th World Congress on Snow and Mountain Tourism (Andorra, 21-23 March 2018) highlighted the need to adapt tourism accommodation to the expectations of today’s customers and to increase the quality of the traveller’s experience, while identifying knowledge management and hospitality culture as keys to success.
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23 March 2018 El turismo de nieve y de montaña afronta el reto de renovarse
Madrid (España), 23 de marzo de 2018 – El 10º Congreso Mundial de Turismo de Nieve y de Montaña (Andorra, 21-23 de marzo de 2018) destaca la necesidad de adaptar los alojamientos turísticos a las expectativas del nuevo cliente y aumentar la calidad de la experiencia del viajero, a la vez que identifica la gestión del conocimiento y la cultura de la hospitalidad como las claves para el éxito.
22 March 2018 Good Tourism Practices to Advance Sustainable Development in the Americas
UNWTO/OAS Report Madrid, Spain 22 March 2018 – Concrete examples of how to advance sustainable development through tourism take centre stage in the first joint publication between the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Organization of American States (OAS). ‘Tourism and the Sustainable Development Goals: Good Practices in the Americas’ provides 14 case studies from across the region on why tourism ranks high among the economic sectors better positioned to enable the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
20 March 2018 UNWTO Secretary-General meets Head of Government of Andorra ahead of 10th Congress on Snow and Mountain
UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili met today with the Head of the Government of Andorra Antoni Martí i Petit and the Minister of Tourism Francesc Camp ahead of the 10th World Congress on Snow and Mountain Tourism.  
16 March 2018 Walking the talk: the value of human rights on the Camino de Santiago
Madrid, Spain, 16 March 2018 - Tourism as an instrument for mutual understanding and sustainable development is at the centre of the international university project “The Value of Human Rights on the Camino de Santiago: Harnessing the Power of Tourism to Promote Cross-Cultural Dialogue and the Achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals”. Over five days, students specializing in a variety of fields, from twenty universities in 13 countries, will travel 100 km on different routes of the Camino de Santiago, putting into practice the principles of sustainable tourism they have previously analysed.
9 March 2018 New UNWTO Agenda for Africa moves ahead in Berlin
Berlin, Germany, 9 March 2018 – An African ministerial working meeting conveyed by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) during this year’s Berlin International Tourism Fair ITB (8 March) agreed to move ahead with a new ten-point UNWTO Agenda for Africa. The final document will be adopted at the UNWTO Commission meeting for Africa, taking place in Nigeria in June this year.
8 March 2018 Message by UNWTO Secretary General on the occasion of International Women´s Day
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8 March 2018 UNWTO Secretary-General meets Germany’s Parliamentary State Secretary Mrs. Iris Gleicke at ITB Berlin
UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili met with Germany’s Parliamentary State Secretary Mrs. Iris Gleicke to discuss collaboration between Germany and UNWTO. Discussions focused on sustainability, seasonality, rural development and climate change. The Secretary-General stressed the importance of using Germany’s expertise and experience in sustainable development. He added that although Germany is known due to its automotive industry tourism is as important to the country’s GDP as the automotive sector.   Related links: Regional Programme for Europe