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An African ministerial working meeting convened by World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) during the recently held ITB Berlin travel trade show agreed to move ahead with a new 10-point UNWTO Agenda for Africa.

The eighth UNWTO Silk Road Ministers’ Meeting held during this year’s ITB Berlin exhibition focussed on the long-term tourism vision for the historic Silk Road routes.

ITB Berlin’s opening ceremony, which took place on March 07, featured an array of speeches by influential stakeholders which analysed tourism weaknesses and strengths.

With sustainable tourism increasingly growing across Europe, UNWTO and the European Parliament signed an agreement on February 28 to further enhance and improve the sector across the continent.

Tourism professionals, this March, are set to visit Andorra and discuss mountain destination hospitality models.

In an effort to better measure tourism growth and development across Africa, UNWTO signed a cooperation agreement with Nigeria Tourism Development Corporation to strengthen Nigeria’s National Tourism Statistical System, while also developing a Tourism Satellite Account.

Fernando Hierro has been named ambassador for responsible tourism at World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

Bangladesh government ministry officials recently participated in a sustainable tourism and wildlife workshop to enhance their knowledge and share good practices.

Shanzhong Zhu has been appointed as executive director of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

Two round tables and a business-to-business component were integrated in the ninth edition of INVESTOUR that took place within the framework of FITUR. The first session, moderated by Thebe Ikalafeng, chairman at BrandAfrica, addressed branding strategies to position the African continent in the travel market.