Georgia became a member of the governing body of the World Tourism Organization for the first time

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Georgia has been elected a member of the Executive Board of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) for the first time. This is reported by the press service of the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development.

The vote took place at the 24th session of the UNWTO General Assembly, which is taking place in Madrid (Spain) these days. Georgia's inclusion in the Executive Council of the organization was supported by 22 of the 35 member States.

The country's powers expire in 2025. According to the Ministry of Economy, given its strategic position, from the point of view of tourism development, Georgia will be able to promote the interests of both the Black Sea and Eastern European regions.

"This event has historical significance for us and for Georgian tourism," said the head of the Ministry of Economy, Natia Turnava, who is in Madrid.

She recalled that in general, about 200 countries are UNWTO members, and only 35 of them are members of the Executive Board. At the same time, Georgia is approved by the quota of Europe.

"This means that, first of all, we will be able to have a certain positive impact on the development of global tourism, its recovery during the COVID-19 pandemic. Of course, it will be positive for Georgia, because we will introduce changes that will benefit world tourism in general and, obviously, will be important for Georgia as well," Turnava said.

The Executive Council of the UN World Tourism Organization consists of 35 member States and is the governing body of the UNWTO. The body is responsible for ensuring the effective work of the organization. The council also discusses key issues of travel policy and the tourism industry on the global agenda.

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Georgia became a member of the governing body of the World Tourism Organization for the first time

2021/12/02-1638600931.jpg
Read: 721     13:00     04 Декабрь 2021    

Georgia has been elected a member of the Executive Board of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) for the first time. This is reported by the press service of the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development.

The vote took place at the 24th session of the UNWTO General Assembly, which is taking place in Madrid (Spain) these days. Georgia's inclusion in the Executive Council of the organization was supported by 22 of the 35 member States.

The country's powers expire in 2025. According to the Ministry of Economy, given its strategic position, from the point of view of tourism development, Georgia will be able to promote the interests of both the Black Sea and Eastern European regions.

"This event has historical significance for us and for Georgian tourism," said the head of the Ministry of Economy, Natia Turnava, who is in Madrid.

She recalled that in general, about 200 countries are UNWTO members, and only 35 of them are members of the Executive Board. At the same time, Georgia is approved by the quota of Europe.

"This means that, first of all, we will be able to have a certain positive impact on the development of global tourism, its recovery during the COVID-19 pandemic. Of course, it will be positive for Georgia, because we will introduce changes that will benefit world tourism in general and, obviously, will be important for Georgia as well," Turnava said.

The Executive Council of the UN World Tourism Organization consists of 35 member States and is the governing body of the UNWTO. The body is responsible for ensuring the effective work of the organization. The council also discusses key issues of travel policy and the tourism industry on the global agenda.

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