UNWTO Executive Council in Luxor, Egypt
The city of Luxor in Egypt is hosting the 104th meeting of the Executive Council of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) between 31 October and 1 November. The Meeting will discuss the three priorities of the Organization for 2016-2017: safe, secure and seamless travel; the impact of technology in the tourism sector and sustainability.
“In many our nations, tourism employs a large part of our labour force and helps to create immense benefits to our communities. The International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017 is a unique opportunity to work together in maximizing the contribution of our sector to protect the environment and cultural heritage” said Minister Yehia Rashed.
The Council will also discuss the programme of work of the Organization and the agenda for the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017.
The Executive Council session will be followed on 1-2 November by the 5th UNWTO City Tourism Summit dedicated to the theme of ‘Cities: Local Culture for Global Travellers’.