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3 October 2017 Argentina hosts the 2nd UNWTO Global Conference on Wine Tourism
To highlight the relevance of wine and gastronomy as key components of tourism development, the 2nd UNWTO Global Conference on Wine Tourism was held in Mendoza, Argentina on 29-30 September. The Conference was co-organized by UNWTO and the Ministry of Tourism of Argentina, in collaboration with the Region of Mendoza and the Chamber of Tourism of Argentina.  
2 October 2017 UNWTO.TedQual Certification 2017 - Escola Superior de Hotelaria e Turismo do Estoril
2 October 2017 Officials and professionals from the tourism sector participated in the UNWTO international course in Argentina on “Gastronomy as a tourist attraction factor”
2 October 2017 The UNWTO Seminar “Travelling: a question of taste” started this morning in Cordoba (Argentina).
28 September 2017 The mandate of the World Committee on Tourism Ethics renewed until 2021
With a leading role in the recent approval of the Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics by the UNWTO General Assembly held in Chengdu, China, the composition of the World Committee on Tourism Ethics has been renewed. 
27 September 2017 The UNWTO International Conference in Argentina on “Where taste takes us: from the sea to the social networks” has been launched
27 September 2017 World Tourism Day 2017 addresses the power of sustainable tourism for development
Celebrated worldwide since 1980, World Tourism Day is commemorated on 27 September. This year, the Official Celebrations are held in Doha, the capital city of Qatar. 
26 September 2017 UNWTO launches a travellers’ competition to promote sustainability
With the aim of promoting responsible travel, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has launched a travellers’ competition ahead of World Tourism Day. The initiative is part of the ‘Travel.Enjoy.Respect’ campaign taking place within the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017. A one-month trip across the world visiting sustainable tourism initiatives is the prize that will be awarded to the winner of the competition.  
25 September 2017 The UNWTO international course in Argentina on “Gastronomy as a tourist attraction factor” was launched on 24/9
25 September 2017 The legacy of UNWTO Secretary General Taleb Rifai recognized in Saudi Arabia
During a recent visit to Saudi Arabia, the Secretary General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Taleb Rifai, was recognized by HRH Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Chairman of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH), for his legacy as he approaches the end of this term at UNWTO which will come next December.