Tanzania tourism news – Welcome to the UN-WTO Executive Council

Tanzania was elected to the UNs World Tourism Organizations Executive Council it was announced at the General Assembly currently underway in South Korea with a term of membership until 2015. The Executive Council meets normally twice a year, most recently in Mombasa / Kenya the first time ever on the African continent and often selects its meeting venues from amongst the council membership, giving the host countries the opportunity to showcase its tourism attractions to fellow colleagues at WTO. Tanzanias delegation was led by controversial tourism minister Ezekiel Maige, who only a few months ago delivered a slap across the face of another UN organization, UNESCO, when he called their World Heritage Committee an inconsequential entity, so fellow UNWTO members on that Executive Council will be watching him with bated breath if similar broadsides will come their way too when the proverbial bee under the bonnet stirs anger and prompts shots from the hip, something the minister has become infamous for.
The global organization, based in Madrid / Spain, now has 155 members from across the world and broadly benefits in particular developing countries with training and marketing initiatives, giving back a multiple of the annual fees in through relevant support measures.

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  1. you seems to have a negative attitude with this minister since they way you comment and how you report its doesn’t give a good picture of the Tanzania!