Speaking at the ceremony held in the UNWTO headquarters in Madrid, UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai emphasized: “ When designating 2017 as the Global Year of Sustainable Tourism intended for Development, the United Nations recognized tourism’ s contribution to the development plan, to peace, equality and wealth. I am very touched to see that will King Simeon II shares this particular same vision on the power associated with tourism and I truly thank your pet for his commitment to distribute this important message across the world. ”
Simeon II indicated gratitude for his appointment since ambassador of the International Year plus stressed the importance of tourism in relocating towards a more sustainable and fairer world. “ One of the most important goals of the Year is to raise consciousness among the international population as well as organizations about the potential of tourism to advertise culture, exchanges or the elimination associated with prejudices, ” said the recently appointed ambassador of the Year.
In addition to Simeon II, the particular UNWTO has appointed the following ambassadors of the International Year: H. Electronic. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President associated with Liberia; H. R. H. Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa, President of the Bahrain Authority to get Culture and Antiquities; Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, Chairman of the Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Corporation; Michael Frenzel, President of the Federal government Association of the German Tourism Sector (BTW); and Ge Huayong, Leader of China UnionPay.
Media contact: UNWTO Media Official Rut Gomez Sobrino Tel: (+34) 91 567 81 60 rgomez@unwto. org
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