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UN Tourism News – Edition #9 – January 30 2019

King of Spain Signals Strong Support For UNWTO’s Tourism Ambitions
We are at the beginning of the United Nations “Decade of Action”. With just 10 years remaining to fulfill the 2030 Agenda and its Global Goals, UNWTO is making sure tourism is at the heart of the conversation. On the eve of the 40th edition of the FITUR tourism trade fair in Madrid, His Royal Highness King Felipe VI of Spain expressed his support for UNWTO’s work at an unprecedented special Gala Dinner. And at the end of FITUR, Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez joined UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili in meeting exhibitors and representatives from the public and private sectors. These meetings set the framework for UNWTO’s intense FITUR agenda which also mapped the way forward, including a groundbreaking new initiative to reduce plastic pollution and the release of the latest data on global tourism arrivals and trends.

As we publich this UN Tourism News, the global community is facing the coronoavirus outbreak. While tourism is directly affected, the effects of this situation reach further. UNWTO is monitoring developments closely and exploring ways to offer support to the authorities and the tourism sector at this difficult time.

King of Spain Signals Strong Support For UNWTO’s Tourism Ambitions


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On the sidelines of FITUR, the Chilean Chef Pilar Rodriguez was honored as the newest UNWTO Gastronomy Tourism Ambassador. The first Ambassador from the Americas, she is recognized for her commitment to use her craft and initiatives as a driver of local economic development. Ms Rodriguez was a participant in the 4th UNWTO Global Conference on Wine Tourism (Valle de Colchagua, Chile, December 2019), which featured public and private stakeholders from across the Americas.
Fundación ARAEX Grands
UNWTO has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Fundación ARAEX Grands to promote the benefits of wine tourism. ARAEX focuses on making tourism a driver of social, economic and cultural transformation in La Rioja Alavesa, Spain. Under the terms of the new agreement, which will run until the end of 2020 and which was signed by President, Javier Ruiz de Galarreta and UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili at FITUR, both parties will work together to build and promote comprehensive database on the main wine routes of the world.

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