Tourism is one of the most effective ways to preserve Africas national parks and protected areas while creating jobs and income for local communities. This was one of the main conclusions of the First Pan-African Conference on Sustainable Tourism in African National Parks, organized by UNWTO and the Government of Tanzania (Arusha, Tanzania, 15-18 October 2012).
UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, has congratulated Mr. Muhammad Morsi on his election as Egypts new President and applauded his support for the tourism sector, as expressed in the Presidents first speech after taking office.
The U.S. Travel Association today praised an agreement that adds Israel to the U.S. Global Entry program, which allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States.
Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority has a dedicated promotion office in the US. Based in New York City, the office, which is staffed by a team of four and led by Country Manager Kershing Goh, will represent the emirates interests in developing tourism from the United States.