Be A Part Of UNWTO’s ‘Travel.Enjoy.Respect’ Campaign

In the framework of the International Year on Sustainable Tourism for Development, 2017, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is launching a consumer-oriented campaign aimed at raising awareness of the value and contribution that sustainable tourism can make towards development. The ‘Travel.Enjoy.Respect’ campaign wants to engage tourists in making the sector a catalyst for positive change.

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The main message of the campaign is summarized by the UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai: “Whenever you travel, wherever you travel, remember to: respect nature, respect culture, and respect your host. You can be the change you want to see in the world. You can be an ambassador for a better future. TRAVEL, ENJOY AND RESPECT.

You can read more about the press release here.

You can be part of the campaign. Simply click here

A Postcard From Indonesia

IMG_0345I am close to nature and nature is close to me. I captured this mountain while holidaying in Indonesia’s idyllic Flores Island.

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Win A Trip To Switzerland

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You can win a free trip to Switzerland, including airfare.

It is a very simple travel competition.

Just you have to answer a few simple question.

You can participate here.

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Win A Luxury Stay In Thailand

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A new month ! A new contest 🙂

Miskawaan Luxury Beachfront Villas  is giving you a golden opportunity to win a 3 nights stay in a bedroom villa. Just tell them why you want to win this exclusive contest.

The prize includes: Return Airport Transfer, Continental Breakfast, Free Wifi,  Netflix, Kayak Use.

You can participate here.

Good luck and thank me. 🙂

 

The Travel Project By Contiki

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Do you have a great travel memory and you want to share with the world ?

Here is a golden opportunity to be part of a global travel project presented by Contiki.

And in return you can win a free international trip.

You can participate here.

Aachen: Cathedral City Of Europe

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Aachen is a city that lives and breathes Europe. It is practically Europe in miniature. Aachen, on the border with Belgium and the Netherlands, has encapsulated the spirit, values and ideals of Europe since the days of Charlemagne. Indeed the Charlemagne Prize for services to European unity has been awarded at Aachen’s town hall since 1950.

Aachen Cathedral is both a local landmark and a monument to Europe’s illustrious past. After starting out life as the imperial palace’s chapel in 800 AD (the year of Charlemagne’s coronation), the completed building became the first cathedral in northern Europe and for many centuries served as the church of coronation for nearly every German king.

You can read more about the article here.

Image and story source: German Tourism

International Tourist Arrivals Up 4%

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International tourist arrivals worldwide grew by 4% between January and June 2016 compared to the same period last year. Destinations worldwide received 561 million international tourists (overnight visitors), 21 million more than in 2015, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer.

Asia and the Pacific demonstrated renewed strength this first half of 2016, receiving 9% more international arrivals, the highest growth across world regions. In the Americas, international arrivals increased by 4%, led by Central America and South America. Europe (+3%) showed mixed results, with solid growth in many destinations offset by weaker performance in others. In Africa (+5%), Sub-Saharan destinations rebounded strongly, while North Africa continued to report weak results. Limited data for the Middle East points to an estimated decrease of 9% in international arrivals this six-month period, though results vary from destination to destination.

You can read more about the article here.