Iran attends UNWTO General Assembly in China

Greece elected to UNWTO Executive Council for 2018-2021

Greece elected to UNWTO Executive Council for 2018-2021

The term for elected members is four years.

The 22nd session of the General Assembly is themed "Tourism and the Sustainable Development Goals - Journey to 2030".

The 22nd General Assembly of the World Tourism Organization will be held in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China from September 11 to 16. The challenges facing the sector in the context of the global objectives of the 2017 - International Year of Sustainable Development for Tourism initiative will now also be discussed.

"They enable member states to maintain contact with one another and with the Secretariat between sessions of the General Assembly, to which they submit their proposals and convey their concerns", reads the UNWTO website. Mikheil Janelidze brought to the attention of Ali Asghar Mounesan the reforms implemented in Georgia's tourism sector and the impressive statistics pointing to the rising level of interest in Georgia as a tourist destination.

"You can not be serving as a Vice President of the UNWTO General Assembly and allow tourism and creative industry to lag behind in your country because it will be like, physician heals thyself first".

BETEA CEO expressed delight in taking part in the worldwide event to help achieve Bahrain's long-term tourism vision under the leadership's directives.

The Iranian Vice President underlined Iran's interest in Georgia's tourist potential. In addition, it proposes "to undertake national assessments on tourism's contribution and commitment to the SDGs and ensure the inclusion of tourism in interministerial SDG commissions and/or working groups as well as to enhance the contribution of tourism in SDGs national strategies through the set-up of institutional frameworks and mechanisms that allow participation of all stakeholders". "We need to take local communities into account", said Rifai.

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