Tourism Current Affairs

India, Malta sign three MoUs in Maritime Cooperation, Tourism and Training

India and Malta signed three Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) in the fields of Maritime Cooperation, Tourism and Training. These MoUs were signed after delegation level talks between Vice President Venkaiah Naidu and President of Malta, Ms. Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca. Vice President Naidu visited in Malta in the second phase of his visit to three European countries viz. Serbia, Malta and Romania. It was the first senior Indian leader to visit Mediterranean nation in last 28 years.

MoUs signed

  • MoU in the field of Tourism Cooperation.
  • MoU on Mutual Cooperation between Foreign Service Institute, Ministry of External Affairs and Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies, University of Malta.
  • MoU on Maritime Cooperation signed between India’s Ministry of Shipping and Malta’s Ministry for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects

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7th UNWTO Global Summit on Urban Tourism held in Seoul

7th UNWTO Global Summit on Urban Tourism was held in Seoul, capital of South Korea from 16 to 19 September, 2018. The theme of the summit was ‘A 2030 Vision for Urban Tourism’. The summit was co-organized by World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Seoul Metropolitan Government and supported by Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of South Korea Korea Tourism Organization and Seoul Tourism Organization.

UNWTO Global Summit on Urban Tourism

The summit provided unique platform to discuss key issues shaping future of urban tourism in the context of the 2030 Urban Agenda. It had brought together high-level representatives from National Tourism Administrations, city authorities and related stakeholders, serving as platform to exchange experiences and expertise. It et shared vision on urban tourism that embraces innovation, digital transformation and sustainability.

World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

UNWTO is United Nations agency responsible for promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism.  It is leading international organization in the field of tourism, which promotes tourism as driver of economic growth, inclusive development and environmental sustainability. Its membership includes 156 countries, 6 territories and over 500 affiliate members representing private sector, tourism associations and local tourism authorities etc. Its headquarters are located in Madrid, Spain.

Functions

UNWTO offers leadership and support to sector in advancing knowledge and tourism policies worldwide. It serves as global forum for tourism policy issues and practical source of tourism knowledge. It encourages implementation of Global Code of Ethics for Tourism to maximize contribution of tourism to socio-economic development, while minimizing its possible negative impacts. It is committed to promoting tourism as instrument in achieving UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), geared towards eliminating poverty and fostering sustainable development and peace worldwide.

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