Tourism Society debate with UNWTO - The Royal College of Physicians, London.
Travel & Tourism: Stimulus for G:2O Economies.
With Taleb Rifai, Secretary General for the UNWTO, Christopher Rodrigues FTS, Chairman of VisitBritain
Marthinus Van Schalkwyk, Minister of Tourism of the Republic of South Africa, Mohamed Zohair Mohamed Wahid Garana, Egyptian Minister of Tourism, Lelei LeLaulu, Chairman, Foundation of the Peoples of the South Pacific International and Prof. Geoffrey Lipman FTS, UNWTO.
The new Secretary General of UNWTO, Taleb Rifai, and leaders from other travel & tourism industry associations and NGOs are exploring this possibility to confront the industry challenges: poor economy, pandemics, climate change, poverty, etc. Benefits to the industry, travelers and destinations are too great for this not to become a reality.
This is the 3rd of a series of 4 TravelMole Publisher's 10 minute edit of WOW sound-bites from hundreds of hours of video coverage of dozens of Climate Change related conference covered by TravelMole over past 2 years around the world. Travel industry organizations and UN World Tourism Organization's Geoffrey Lipmann lend their perspective, on what it will mean to be or not to be Green.
Marcelo Risi, Media Officer for World Tourism Organization discusses the importance of the General Assembly in Cartagena especially in regards to issues such as climate change, sustainability, and local economies.
Irma Ugalde Noritz, President of Ecuador Travel Mart discusses next years Travel Mart in which there will be round tables and networking and fixed meetings. It will be a one-day business round event offering Ecuador locations to international market. This will be followed by Peru.
Minister Advisor, Bahaa Mayah, of the Republic of Iraq in the department of Tourism and Antiquities talks about Iraq as needing a lot of help to become the great tourist destination it can be. Security is a big issue as is the looting of antiquities from cultural and heritage sites. Iraq has great wealth in terms of assets and product to offer but needs stability to provide them to the world.