Dear Affiliate Members,

I am pleased to share with you the November Edition of the Newsletter, which focuses on the latest developments achieved by the Affiliate Members Department and future events and initiatives carried out by the UNWTO, the Affiliate Members Department, and the Affiliate Members themselves.

Also included is the updated calendar of events for the second half of 2022, including UNWTO events and those carried out by or with the participation of our Affiliate Members.

On November 9, we held the 57th meeting of the Board of Affiliate Members in London, within the context of the World Travel Market. As the end of 2022 approaches, the Board of Affiliate Members met to discuss next year's roadmap and lines of action for the Membership.

On this occasion, the Chair of the Board presented an update on the latest participation of the representatives of the Affiliate Members Board at the UNWTO statutory meetings, while the Affiliate Members Department presented the Summary of Affiliate Members' Activities for the first half of 2022 and the AMD Programme of Work 2023 and beyond.

As the tourism industry is on its way to recovery, the UNWTO seeks to keep counting on the valuable inputs of the Affiliate Members. I take this opportunity to point out that the call for proposals for the Programme of Work 2023 is open until 15 November. This is an excellent opportunity for Affiliate Members to engage with the UNWTO and share the valuable contributions of the private sector. I strongly encourage you to send a proposal in the area of expertise or knowledge where your entity is best at.

Regarding the upcoming events and initiatives, I am pleased to inform you that on November 17 we have scheduled the second meeting of the Committee on Matters related to Affiliate Membership (CMAM) during which the new candidatures for the Membership will be revised, and submitted for the approval of the 117th UNWTO Executive Council, that will be taking place in Marrakesh, Morocco on 23-25 November.

The Affiliate Members Department will continue to collaborate and support the Affiliate Members' initiatives to the best of its capabilities.

As usual, I am at your disposal and look forward to hearing any comments you might have.

Yours sincerely,
Ion Vilcu

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