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18 Aug 14
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Statement on travel and transport in relation to Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak
On 8 August 2014, WHO declared the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) in accordance with the International Health Regulations (2005...
04 Aug 14
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UNWTO Awards 2014 – Open for Applications
The Awards recognize innovative tourism initiatives and contributions to the sector, in line with the principles of the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism. Since its inception in 2003, the UNWTO...
22 Jul 14
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UNWTO and Australia’s Griffith University join forces to advance tourism knowledge
The cooperation agreement was signed by UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, and the Director of GIFT, Susanne Becken, during a meeting at UNWTO’s headquarters in Madrid. “We are very pleased to...
21 Jul 14
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International tourism: strong peak season anticipated
Destinations worldwide received some 317 million international tourists (overnight visitors) between January and April 2014, 14 million more than in the same period of 2013. This 5% growth...
01 Jul 14
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Tourism Ministers of the Americas commit to sustainable tourism
The Meeting was chaired by the Vice Minister for Tourism of Colombia, Sandra Howard Taylor, who underscored the commitment of the Americas to further strengthen its tourism sector as well as its...