General Travel News

UNTWO activities at World Travel Mart

As tourism regains momentum following the worst economic downturn in its recent history, the sector is well aware of the importance of working together towards common objectives and staying abreast of the latest tourism trends and developments. World Travel Market (WTM) 2010 provides such a venue and will set the stage for the 4th annual United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Ministers’ Summit, as well as the Silk Road Media Mart.

The 4th annual UNWTO Ministers’ Summit, held in partnership with the WTM, will convene ministers and leading tourism experts to determine the best course of action for the tourism sector in the current economic climate (November 9, 2010).

Under the theme, “Shaping a Strong Travel and Tourism Industry: Governance and business models for the future,” discussions at the high-level summit will center on raising the political and economic recognition of tourism; creating a more competitive business environment; stimulating innovation, investment, and sustainable growth; and addressing global challenges, particularly climate change and unemployment through public/private partnerships.

With over 75 tourism ministers already registered, the event promises to be decisive in positioning the tourism sector in the evolving post-crisis scenario. The summit will be moderated by CNN’s Richard Quest, an expert on business issues and one of the network’s highest profile presenters.

This year’s Ministers’ Summit will be followed for the first time by a press conference where the major outcomes of the meeting will be presented.

The first ever Silk Road Media Mart will also take place at WTM, offering an important networking opportunity between representatives from Silk Road countries and the general media (November 10, 2010). Representatives from across Central Asia, Europe, and the Middle East will have the chance to showcase their destinations along the Silk Road, while UNWTO will reveal upcoming media opportunities for Silk Road events in 2011.

UNWTO will be represented by its secretary-general, Taleb Rifai, and other senior officials, in further WTM activities including a debate on Sports Tourism and World Responsible Tourism Day, a unique global day of action supported by UNWTO. The event allows the tourism sector to demonstrate how it is meeting the growing demands of consumers for a more sustainable world, driving the responsible tourism agenda forward.

More General Travel News
Emirates SkyCargo flying in racehorses for Dubai World Cup
Muslim Ban 3.0: restrictions on cabin luggage to the United States
Sharjah Museums Opens Photographic Exhibition of Muslim Communities in China
Latest Travel News
Emirates SkyCargo flying in racehorses f...
Muslim Ban 3.0: restrictions on cabin lu...
Etihad Airways to launch A380 flights to...
Featured Sights To See
Hulhumale

Hulhumale

Maldives, Maldives

Hulhumale is an artificial island located in the south of North Male Atoll. The island was restored to create more room to meet the existing and future housing, industrial and commercial development needs of the Male region. The official settlement was inaugurated by President Gayoom on May 12, 2004 and the development and management of the island is being undertaken by a Government owned corporat...

The bazaar

The bazaar

Tehran, Iran

itself is a must see for visitors to Tehran, being called the. Even if nothing is actually bought, it is a fascinating place to explore, provided you don’t get lost! There are several entrances, the most impressive being the main one opposite Bank Melli, and the closest metro station in order to get there is the Molavi station. The narrow alleyways contain shops that sell anything you could po...

Kerepesi Cemetery

Kerepesi Cemetery

Budapest, Hungary

Budapest’s version of London’s Highgate cemetery or the Pere Lachaise of Paris, this cemetery was established in 1847. Spread across this 56 hectare space has some 3000 graves and mausoleums which are the last resting places of national heroes and some celebrities such as actress Lujza Blaha and poet Endre Ady. Southeast of the main entrance is plot 21 which has the graves of those who died in the...

Lhaviyani Atoll

Lhaviyani Atoll

Maldives, Maldives

Located in the north of the North Malé Atoll, this atoll was opened to tourists a few years back. Also known as Faadhippolhu Atoll, it consists of about 50 islands of which only 5 are inhabited. Here you can experience the beauty of the Maldivian white beaches and aquamarine lagoons with stunning fish and other marine species. The best diving opportunities on Lhaviyani Atoll can be found in the no...