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I presented this in front of my frens in the ''Tourism and Hospitality management'' class

I presented this in front of my frens in the ''Tourism and Hospitality management'' class

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  • 1. World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Org type Organization Acronyms UNWTO Status Active Established 1974 Website PRESENTER : SURAJ GHIMIREUNWTO
  • 2. Why Tourism? Current developments & forecasts International tourist arrivals grew by nearly 4% in 2011 to 983 million; International tourism generated in 2011 US$ 1,032 billion (€ 741 billion) in export earnings; UNWTO forecasts a growth in international tourist arrivals of between 3% and 4% in 2012.UNWTO
  • 3. World Tourism Organization It is the United Nations agency responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism. It promotes tourism as a driver of economic growth, inclusive development and environmental sustainability.UNWTO
  • 4.  UNWTO’s membership includes 155 countries, 6 Associate Members and over 400 Affiliate Members representing the private sector, educational institutions, tourism associations and local tourism authorities. Nepal became its member in 1975 AD.UNWTO
  • 5. Secretaries-General 1975–1985 — Robert Lonati (France) 1986–1989 — Willibald Pahr (Austria) 1990–1996 — Antonio Enriquez Savignac (Mexico) 1998–2009 — Francesco Frangialli (France) 2010–present — Taleb Rifai (Jordan)UNWTO
  • 6. Structure General Assembly It is the principal gathering of the World Tourism Organization. It meets every two years to approve the budget and programme of work. Every four years it elects a Secretary-General. Regional Commissions UNWTO has six regional commissions-Africa, the Americas, East Asia and the Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and South Asia. Executive Council It is UNWTOs governing board, responsible for ensuring that the Organization carries out its work and adheres to its budget. It meets at least twice a year.UNWTO
  • 7. Structure contd … Committees Specialized committees of UNWTO Members advise on management and programme content. Secretariat The Secretariat is led by Secretary-General Taleb Rifai of Jordan, who supervises about 110 full-time staff at UNWTOs Madrid Headquarters. These officials are responsible for implementing UNWTOs programme of work. The official languages of UNWTO are Arabic English, French, Russian and Spanish.UNWTO
  • 8. What it does ? UNWTO works in six main areas – to achieve responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism.  competitiveness  sustainability  poverty reduction  capacity building  Partnerships  mainstreamingUNWTO
  • 9. How it does ? UNWTO encourages the implementation of the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism, to maximize tourism’s socio-economic contribution while minimizing its possible negative impacts Committed to promoting tourism as an instrument in achieving the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), geared towards reducing poverty and fostering sustainable development.UNWTO
  • 10. How it does … UNWTO generates market knowledge, promotes competitive and sustainable tourism policies and instruments, fosters tourism education and training, and works to make tourism an effective tool for development through technical assistance projects in over 100 countries around the world.UNWTO
  • 11. Celebrating Tourism Day World Tourism Day (WTD) 2012 was held under the theme Tourism & Sustainable Energy: Powering Sustainable Development. Official Celebrations took place in Maspalomas, Spain.UNWTO