Category: Position Statements

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World Tourism Network Africa appoints Chairman

World Tourism Network Africa appoints Chairman

World Tourism Network President Dr. Peter Tarlow issued the following statement today. The WTN Executive and Membership is happy to announce the launch of WTN ... Read More

WTN Call for a OECD Compensation fund for the Southern African Travel & Tourism Industry

WTN Call for a OECD Compensation fund for the Southern African Travel & Tourism Industry

The World Tourism Network proposed: Given that the Omicron strain of COVID-19 was identified by top research scientists in South Africa, and the country immediately ... Read More

WTN Guidelines: How to Travel With the New Covid Strain Omicron?

WTN Guidelines: How to Travel With the New Covid Strain Omicron?

World Tourism Network president Dr. Peter Tarlow, who is also the chaplain for the College Station, Texas Police Department, and an expert on travel & ... Read More

WTN Calls for Global Vaccine Mandate and Equal Distribution

WTN Calls for Global Vaccine Mandate and Equal Distribution

Today, the world faces another public health crisis with the detection of a yet little-known Omicron strain of the coronavirus. Tourism needs world unity now ... Read More

Dr. Taleb Rifai Response to the letter of the UNWTO Executive Council

Dr. Taleb Rifai Response to the letter of the UNWTO Executive Council

 November 26, 2021  Dear Colleagues and Friends,  It is with great pleasure that I finally receive a reply to the joint letter I signed with ... Read More

WTN Response to the Support by His Majesty, His Royal Highness Felipe VI, King of Spain for Global Tourism

WTN Response to the Support by His Majesty, His Royal Highness Felipe VI, King of Spain for Global Tourism

The World Tourism Network wishes to express its great appreciation to His Royal Highness Felipe VI, King of Spain, for his support of tourism. Dr. ... Read More

Francesco Frangialli, UNWTO Hon. Sec. General response to Open Letter

Francesco Frangialli, UNWTO Hon. Sec. General response to Open Letter

Dear Representatives of the Member States of the World Tourism Organization, I am writing to you in my capacity as former Secretary-General of the World ... Read More

Open letter to UNWTO Member States on the report by the Ethics Officer on management culture and practices in the Organization

Open letter to UNWTO Member States on the report by the Ethics Officer on management culture and practices in the Organization

We, the undersigned former staff of UNWTO, would like to bring to the urgent attention of Member States of UNWTO the disturbing findings contained in ... Read More

Re-enchanting Tourism

Re-enchanting Tourism

Re-enchanting Tourism in the hopefully post-covid world. The World Tourism Network understands that in an age of Covid, airlines, some restaurants and hotels have had ... Read More

WTN is urging WTM to require mask wearing and check AC system at its London Excel Venue

WTN is urging WTM to require mask wearing and check AC system at its London Excel Venue

The world is looking forward to meeting again at the World Travel Market in London November 2-4, 2021 The strict safety and security policy released ... Read More

Faouzou Dème statement for World Tourism Day 2021

Faouzou Dème statement for World Tourism Day 2021

Mr. Juergen Chairman of the World Travel Network Mr. Taleb Rifaï Former Secretary-General of the UNWTO President of the World Institute for Research and Development ... Read More

WTN and US Travel Avisories

Travel warnings are issued by governments to protect their citizens from crime, murder, and wars. The US State Department issues travel warnings for US citizens ... Read More

Health without Borders

Dr. Taleb Rifai  |  Juergen Steinmetz  | Dr. Peter Tarlow Health without Borders Because there is no way to separate travel from the world’s current, ... Read More

Reasons which make it necessary to have a change at the head of the UNWTO Secretariat

Reasons which make it necessary to have a change at the head of the UNWTO Secretariat

WTN for Decency in the UNWTO Election:  1. Since 2018, UNWTO has been dormant as an Organization, not unfolding its potential with its members, and ... Read More

WTN for Decency in the UNWTO Election

WTN for Decency in the UNWTO Election

Background Open letter by former UNWTO Secretary-General Francesco Frangialli and Dr.Taleb Rifai Dear colleagues and friends, We hope this message reaches you in good health ... Read More