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UNWTO General Assembly (2017)

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) hosts its General Assembly for its 22nd session in Chengdu, China, a global meeting of senior tourism officials and high-level ‎representatives worldwide September 11-16, 2017. Hashtag: #UNWTOGAChina

This year’s 22nd session, the second in China and the sixth in the Asia and the Pacific region, will be attended by delegates from +150 countries and representatives from +500 UNWTO Affiliate Members representing public and private organizations, destinations, NGOs and educational institutions.

2017 is the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development (IYSTD), an invaluable opportunity to broadcast to a global, high-level audience the potential of our sector to deliver on the Global Goals. In line with this, the 22nd session of the General Assembly is themed “Tourism and the Sustainable Development Goals – Journey to 2030”.

In practical matters, the 22nd session of the assembly will elect a new secretary general to replace Taleb Rifai whose term will be coming to an end.

The Assembly is requested to take note of and endorse the open-ended Recommendations of the World Committee on Tourism Ethics on the Responsible Use of Ratings and Reviews on Digital Platforms.

Key Links

Information & media resources

Click here for online registration and information on the GA

Visit the official website of the General Assembly

Official Documents of the General Assembly

Download the General Assembly Booklet


Video: Chengdu, China

Mayor’s welcome to Chengdu


Embedded Tweets


Travel. Enjoy. Respect. #iy2017

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Guidelines for tourism partnerships and concessions for protected areas (2017)

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