Appropriate or clever? Georgia’s Prime Ministers remarks at UNWTO event at FITUR

WorldTourismWire asks: Appropriate or clever? Georgia’s Prime Ministers remarks at UNWTO event at FITUR

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WORLDTOURISMWIRE Independent- Outspoken18 JAN 2017

Appropriate or clever? Georgia’s Prime Ministers remarks at UNWTO event at FITUR

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2017 is the UNWTO  International Year of sustainable tourism for development. The event for the opening was today at FITUR 2017, a travel and tourism trade show that opened today at the Madrid Convention Center. The first speaker at the event and guest of honor, the Honorable Giorgi Kvirikashvili, prime minister of Georgia showed no hesitation to be the first to take the gloves off in the developing fight on who would become the next Secretary-General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization. Was his move appropriate or just clever?

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