UNWTO reports progress on its 'Five Priorities' to transform the tourism sector

18 June, 2019

UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) held (18-Jun-2019) the 110th session of its executive council in Baku. At the meeting, Member States endorsed the organisation's progress and future plans, as outlined by secretary-general Zurab Pololikashvili, and warmly welcomed the participation of the US as it explores the possibility of rejoining UNWTO. Mr Pololikashvili outlined progress made as UNWTO works to fulfil the current management vision. More specifically, the 'Five Priorities' underpinning the secretary-general's mandate include making tourism smarter through embracing innovation and digital transformation and growing competition and entrepreneurship within the sector. Making tourism a leading source of more and better jobs, and a top provider of education and training is another of UNWTO's priorities. The UNWTO executive council also endorsed the latest positive financial results and structural reforms implemented under the secretary-general, which reflect the ongoing drive to guarantee the economic sustainability of the organisation. [more - original PR]