“At the start of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development I want to pose a seemingly ridiculous question – “Can you have too much of a good thing”?
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) stand as one of the greatest achievements of our time – the culmination of more than half a century of increasing collective commitment to a fairer more equitable world, based on economic, social and environmental sustainability. An evolving, 15 year, locally led framework of 17 global SDGs, with 169 targets and 304 Indicators that addresses every aspect of life and the planet.
SUN – the Strong Universal Network – is a new movement to respond to existential climate change and supports the intensifying 2050 carbon targets of the Paris Agreement. It is a legacy of the late Maurice Strong, the visionary who led many historical sustainable development initiatives, including the 1992 Rio Earth Summit. He was a Continue Reading››
What is hidden from what is already obvious in the race for the next UNWTO Secretary general? Candidates are heading to Madrid during the upcoming FITUR to introduce themselves, and specifically in Africa, the fight for Africa is becoming unpredictable. The current Secretary General, Dr Taleb Rifai – a Jordanian national – has held the Continue Reading››
The African Union-endorsed candidate for the post of Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation – UNWTO – Dr Walter Mzembi, Zimbabwe’s Minister of Tourism and the Hospitality Industry, and the current Chairperson of the UNWTO Regional Commission for Africa, is set to formally launch his candidature at a landmark reception event to Continue Reading››
Hamburg, 05.01.2017. The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has recently appointed Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Georg Arlt as a member of the ‘UNWTO Panel of Tourism Experts’. Prof. Arlt is a sinologist and professor with more than 35 years of practical and academic experience in Chinese tourism and is Head Director at the Chinese Outbound Continue Reading››