AM NEWS | VOL. 53 May 2023

AM NEWS | VOL. 53 May 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 Department or the UNWTO.

Regarding the upcoming UNWTO statutory/high-level meetings, I am pleased to inform you that we are getting ready for the upcoming 118th Session of the UNWTO Executive Council, to be held on 16-18 May in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Furthermore, I would like to remind you that meetings for the UNWTO Regional Commission are scheduled between June and July:

  • 68th Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Europe
  • 49th Regional Commission for the Middle East
  • 35th Joint Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for East Asia and the Pacific & for South Asia
  • 68th Regional Commission for Americas
  • 66th Regional Commission for Africa

These events represent an excellent opportunity for Affiliate Members to share their initiatives, and exchange information and knowledge with the authorities and Member States participating. Stay tuned to the AMConnected Platform to know more about the above-mentioned events.

I would also like to invite you to save the date for the 25th UNWTO General Assembly which has been confirmed for the 16-20 of October, in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. Mark your calendars as in this framework we will hold the 44th Plenary Session of the Affiliate Members on 16 October. This is the most important statutory meeting for the UNWTO Affiliate Membership and will bring together once again Affiliate Members from all around the world to meet, discuss, share, and interact around a variety of topics. It will serve as a dynamic space to generate ideas, discuss the latest trends of the sector and work together towards fostering public-private collaboration and promoting good practices in the industry.

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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