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New Years Address by Prime Minister the Hon. Gaston Browne

New Years Address by Prime Minister the Hon. Gaston Browne

2022 New Year’s Day Address to the Nationby the Honourable Gaston BrownePrime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda   Fellow Citizens and Residents As the Old Year ends and the New Year begins; we, the people of Antigua and Barbuda, have much for...

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UNWTO Secretary-General: ‘The climate emergency is a bigger threat than Covid’

The head of the United Nations World Tourism Organization has warned that the “climate emergency is a bigger threat than Covid”.The head of the…

Tourism unites behind the Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action at COP26

The ‘Glasgow Declaration for Climate Action in Tourism’ was launched today at the UN Climate Change Conference COP26. Some of tourism’s biggest…

European futures sink 3% after hawkish Fed, global sell-off

European stock futures sank 3% on Thursday tracking a global downturn in sentiment after U.S. Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell signalled a March interest rate hike and sustained policy tightening to control surging inflation. Futures tracking Europe's top 50...

Stadium stampede kills eight in Africa Cup of Nations soccer match

By Josiane Kouagheu YAOUNDE (Reuters) - At least eight people died and 38 were injured in a stampede when fans stormed a stadium hosting an Africa Cup of Nations soccer match in Cameroon's capital on Monday, the government said. Images shared on social media, which...

Affiliate Members Board Elects Chair and Vice Chairs for 2022-2025

The Board of the UNWTO Affiliate Members met for the first time in 2022 today against the backdrop of the FITUR international tourism trade fair. Top of the agenda was elections to choose the Board’s Chair and two Vice Chairs to serve for the next four years. The 23...

Tourism Grows 4% in 2021 but Remains Far Below Pre-Pandemic Levels

UNWTO reports 4% rise in international tourist arrivals in 2021 However, 2021 was another challenging year: arrivals still 72% down on pre-pandemic levels Recovery needs stronger coordination and increased vaccination rates Global tourism experienced a 4% upturn in...