World Tourism Wire – The latest updates on the UNWTO race


Armenia’s minister of tourism Vahan Martirosyan enters UNWTO Secretary general race

The Hon. Vahan Martirosyan, minister of tourism for Armenia is the latest out of 7 candidates competing for the post of the UNWTO Secretary General.

Not many relevant news items in regards to the ministers connection and experience in global tourism was found, but here is some key data on Vahan Martirosyan:

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UNWTO Secretary General Race: Final list of candidates
The Secretariat of the World Tourism Organization referring to decision CE/DEC/15(CIV) of the Executive Council at its 104th session (Luxor, Egypt, 30 October – 1 November 2016), on the procedure for the election of the Secretary-General, informs in regards to the election for the post of Secretary-General for the period 2018-2021, that as of 11
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World Tourism Organization: The importance of ethics and social responsibility
The project was presented for the first time in January 2016 at the FITUR Tourism Fair under the title “Spanish companies driving responsible tourism.” During the event, the participating companies publicly signed the Private Sector Commitment to the UWNTO Global Code of Ethics for Tourism and took part in a debate about the challenges, strategies
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Brazil’s candidate for UNWTO: Marcio Favilla De Paula lays out his plan for Secretary General
Marcio Favilla L. De Paula hopes to become the next Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). Marcio is currently serving as Executive Director for Operational Programs and Institutional Relations at the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in Madrid where he has been serving in that capacity since 2014. Appointed by Brazil,
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UNWTO: Governments need to lead the protection of children in tourism
The 32nd meeting of the UNWTO World Tourism Network on Child Protection focused on the role of governments in advancing the fight against the exploitation of children in tourism (9 March 2017). “Child protection is the responsibility of all – communities, private sector, academia, but governments have a leading role to play” said Carol Bellamy,
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ITB, UNWTO, Politcis and Air Seychelles Duesseldorf flight
At ITB in Berlin last night the Republic of the Seychelles had many reasons to celebrate. The national carrier Air Seychelles announced a twice a week non-stop flight from Seychelles to Duesseldorf, Germany. This is an achievement for the tourism industry not only to promote to tourists in Germany wanting to explore the beaches of the
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What UNWTO Secretary General Taleb Rifai thinks about candidate Dho Young-shim
Today the Korean Embassy in Berlin, Germany invited top VIP’s including ministers and members of the diplomatic community into the legendary Kempinski Adlon Hotel next to Brandenburg gate in Berlin for a breakfast meeting. Ambassador Dho Young-shim from the Republic of Korea together with her running made Carlos Vogeler from Spain made their case why
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