AM NEWS | VOL. 51 MARCH 2023

AM NEWS | VOL. 51 MARCH 2023

Dear Affiliate Members,

I am pleased to introduce you to a new edition of the Affiliate Members Newsletter. This monthly publication will inform you about the latest news, events, and initiatives related to your membership and our Affiliate Members network. Also included is the updated calendar of events for 2023, including the main UNWTO events and those carried out by our Affiliate Members, with the participation of the Affiliate Members Departments or the UNWTO.

Regarding the upcoming initiatives organized by the Affiliate Members Department, we are pleased to inform you that we will be present at ITB Berlin, the world's leading travel trade show. In this framework, the UNWTO and the host of the fair, ITB Berlin have jointly organized a Roundtable Discussion on "Connecting sports tourism to health" that will count on the participation and contribution of experienced Affiliate Members in this area.

I am also pleased to inform you that the UNWTO, in collaboration with the Ministry of Sports and Tourism of Croatia and the Affiliate Member Croatian National Tourist Board will host the Second World Sports Tourism Congress, on the 26-27 April, in Zadar, Republic of Croatia. More information regarding this event will soon be shared through the AMConnected platform.

Regarding the upcoming UNWTO statutory/high-level meetings, I would like to remind you that the 118th session of the UNWTO Executive Council is scheduled for the16 -18 May, in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. I take this opportunity to highlight the importance of the participation of our Affiliate Members during these events as they provide an excellent stage to showcase proposals and initiatives for the Membership, and the opportunity to network and exchange information and knowledge with the entities, authorities, and key stakeholders attending. More information regarding this event will soon be shared through the AMConnected platform.

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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