The bulletin of UNWTO’s Affiliate Members from the tourism sector

AM NEWS | VOL. 56 August 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, featuring 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 remind you about the following:

  • 25th UNWTO General Assembly, 16-20 October, Samarkand, Uzbekistan, scheduled every two years to discuss the UNWTO programme of work and to debate topics of vital importance to the tourism sector.
  • 44th Plenary Session of the Affiliate Members, 16 October, Samarkand, Uzbekistan (in the framework of the 25th GA). 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 and set the roadmap for the Affiliate Membership's priorities for the next years.

I would also like to inform you that on 27 September, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will be hosting the UNWTO celebration of World Tourism Day 2023, under the theme: Tourism and Green Investments. Stay tuned to the AMConnected Platform to know more about the above-mentioned events.

Last but not least, I am pleased to remind you that the Call for Proposals for UNWTO's General PoW 2024-2025 is now open. Affiliate Members have the opportunity to submit projects and initiatives to be implemented with the support of UNWTO. I strongly encourage Affiliate Members to send their proposals and take advantage of this opportunity to support our Organization's mission to build a more sustainable tourism industry, while also finding win-win synergies that can help affiliates gain notoriety and showcase their expertise. All the related information is available on 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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