UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has welcomed 15 new Affiliate Members into its growing network of tourism stakeholders.
They come from Canada, Chile, Croatia, Ecuador, Italy, Malaysia, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, and USA, and represent private entities, universities, DMOs, professional associations, and NGOs.
According to the press note of the UNWTO, the newly admitted members were confirmed during the 116th Session of the UNWTO Executive Council, held in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
In compliance with the relevant legal framework, since the candidatures were received in November 2021, they were revised by the Committee on Matters related to Affiliate Membership.
As it needs to be approved by the Executive Council, these candidatures will be presented at the 25th session of the UNWTO General Assembly for the ratification.
It is to note that, UNWTO recognizes the private sector as an important partner in fulfilling its general mandate for the promotion of sustainable tourism development and the achievement of the 2030 Agenda.