The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and German business travel buyer association VDR today announced their planned CEO panel, Technology Horizons Beyond the Firewall on Centre Stage at the GBTA Conference on 12th 14th November in Berlin, which this year incorporates VDRs autumn symposium.
During an official visit to Ethiopia, UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, met with President Mulatu Teshome, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonen, and Minister of Culture & Tourism, Amin Abdulkadir, to address the advancement of tourism in Ethiopia and the key role of the sector in the countrys socio-economic development. (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 13-18 July 2014).
The tragedy of MH17 is an outrage. Over the weekend it was confirmed that the passengers and crew aboard the aircraft were the victims of a hideous crime. It was also an attack against the air transport system which is an instrument of peace.
Disseminating tourism knowledge, enhancing the expertise on tourism and climate change and advancingsustainable tourism in Asia and the Pacific are some of the areas of cooperation agreed between the Griffith Institute for Tourism (GIFT) and UNWTO.
The U.S. Travel Association today welcomed analysis from the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office showing that H.R. 4450, the Travel Promotion, Enhancement, and Modernization Act of 2014, will, if enacted, reduce the U.S. federal deficit by $231 million over 10 years.