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Bahrain participates in UNWTO General Assembly

A delegation from Bahrain, headed by the chief executive officer of Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority, Shaikh Khaled bin Humood Al Khalifa, recently participated in the ongoing 22nd World Tourism Organization General Assembly held in Chi

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Bahrain elected member of UNWTO Executive Council

Bahrain, represented by the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA), has been selected as a member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) Executive Council for the period 2018-2021. This selection come

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Global H1 tourist numbers up 6pc to 598 million

Destinations worldwide welcomed 598 million international tourists in the first six months of 2017, some 36 million more than in the same period of 2016 with Middle East showing the strongest growth (+9 per cent).   

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Manila conference sets roadmap to measure sustainable tourism

Nearly 1,000 experts from over 80 countries convened for three days in Manila, Philippines in June to lay the groundwork for an expanded statistical framework to measure sustainable tourism in its economic, social and environmental dimensions.

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Global tourism surges 6pc in four months

International tourist arrivals worldwide grew by six per cent from January to April 2017 compared to the same period last year, with business confidence reaching its highest levels in a decade, a report said. Sustained growth in m

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Tourism 'key to foster trade in least developed states'

Tourism can make a strong contribution to the economies of Least Developed Countries where the sector is a major exporter, said a report. The ‘Tourism for Sustainable Development in Least Developed Countries’ report, l

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UNWTO secretary-general honours outgoing WTTC president

UNWTO secretary-general, Taleb Rifai, has expressed his sincere appreciation to David Scowsill, president and CEO of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) for the strong partnership between both organizations as he announced his departur

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Shaikha Mai named sustainable tourism ambassador

The president of the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities and chairperson of the board of the Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage, Shaika Mai Bint Mohammed Al-Khalifa, has been appointed as special ambassador of the International Ye

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UNWTO to focus on key areas at ITB

The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) will focus on sustainability, new platform tourism services, child protection and indigenous tourism at the the 51th edition of ITB, taking place next week in Berlin. The world's leadi

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UNWTO condemns US travel ban policy

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has released a statement expressing its deep concern and strong condemnation over the recently announced travel ban by the US (USA) to nationals of seven countries. The travel ban, based on n

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