Secretary-general Pololikashvili to lead UNWTO for four more years

Secretary-general Pololikashvili to lead UNWTO for four more years

Pololikashvili won 76 percent of the votes in a process where the Kingdom of Bahrain also put forward Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa.

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How UNWTO will accelerate tourism in the Middle East with Google

How UNWTO will accelerate tourism in the Middle East with Google

The program is designed to boost innovation, digital transformation and planning in the tourism sector

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Tim Cordon: Those who understand the new definition of ‘normal’, will be able to benefit from new opportunities.

Tim Cordon: Those who understand the new definition of ‘normal’, will be able to benefit from new opportunities.

He explained that many countries in the Middle East have already started to see a recovery in the fourth quarter of 2020.

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The UAE launches a Unified Tourism Identity Strategy

The UAE launches a Unified Tourism Identity Strategy

The announcement is an exciting and significant milestone, which elevates the country’s reputation as a unique and diverse travel destination.

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Eye on cruise tourism in the MENA region

Eye on cruise tourism in the MENA region

Through various collaborations, Mina Rashid fortifies Dubai’s position as a global city and a premier cruise hub in the Middle East.

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Dubai College of Tourism partners with Udacity to upskill Dubai Tourism employees

Dubai College of Tourism partners with Udacity to upskill Dubai Tourism employees

Training programs will be implemented to equip Dubai Tourism professionals with the necessary skills to create technology-led campaigns

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174M Travel & Tourism jobs could be lost due to COVID-19

According to WTTC’s 2020 Economic Impact Report, Travel & Tourism was responsible for one in 10 jobs (330 million in total), making a 10.3 percent contribution to global GDP and generating one in four of all new jobs.

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Understanding the impact of Lebanon’s economic crisis and COVID-19 on domestic tourism

Understanding the impact of Lebanon’s economic crisis and COVID-19 on domestic tourism

The results showed that due to the current crises, the respondents estimate that their purchase power has deteriorated by almost 40 percent, it is expected that this deterioration has escalated after the Beirut port blast. 

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Market Update: Jordan

Market Update: Jordan

Three GMs share their views on Jordan’s hospitality sector and the effects that Covid-19 has had on both the local and broader tourism industry .

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What do you know about UNWTO’s Tourism Recovery Tracker

What do you know about UNWTO’s Tourism Recovery Tracker

It covers key tourism performance indicators by month, regions and subregions allowing for a real time comparison of the sector recovery across the world and industries. 

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