AM NEWS | VOL. 57 September 2023

AM NEWS | VOL. 57 September 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.

This month, UNWTO will be celebrating World Tourism Day on September 27 under the theme "Tourism & Green Investments." This annual observance is the perfect occasion for tourism leaders and stakeholders from the public and private sectors to meet and reflect on the importance of the sustainable development of the tourism industry and to rethink a new tourism investment strategy.

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, the General Assembly aims 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 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.

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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