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Interview with Taleb Rifai, Secretary General UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

The greatest challenge that the tourism sector faces today is no doubt that of sustainability – the capacity to realize the massive benefits that this trillion-dollar sector can bring to destinations and communities worldwide, while mitigating its potentially harmful impacts read more

 

ECTAA president Lars Thykier: The special VAT regime risk for travel agencies

UHPA hosted the Second Worldwide Summit of Presidents of Travel Agencies that was held in Zagreb on November 6-8, bringing together more than 120 participants who were discussing the future of travel agencies in the period until 2020 in the light of global changes. President of ECTAA, Lars Thykier, attended the Summit and in the interview for uhpa.hr he talked about issues which travel agencies dealing with at the EU level read more

 

Boris Žgomba: UHPA is widely recognised by the international tourism community

UHPA hosted the Second Worldwide Summit of Presidents of Travel Agencies that was held in Zagreb on November 6-8, bringing together more than 120 participants who were discussing the future of travel agencies in the period until 2020 in the light of global changes. President of the Association of Croatian Travel Agencies Boris Žgomba said that this event shows worldwide recognition of UHPA's work. Also he commented the signing of the UNWTO Global Code of Ethics for Tourism which was attended by Taleb Rifai, Secretary General of the UNWTO, and Darko Lorencin, Croatian Minister of Tourism read more

 

Rafael Gallego Nadal, president CEAV: Travel agents must be consultants who provide clients with added value

Rafael Gallego Nadal, the president of the Spanish Confederation of Travel Agencies, in interview for Poslovni turizam is talking about the future of travel agencies and about 2nd Worldwide Summit of President of Travel Agencies Association. The event is co-organized by the Association of Croatian Travel Agencies (UHPA) and Spanish Confederation of Travel Agencies (CEAV) in partnership and collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Croatia, Croatian National Tourist Board, the Zagreb Tourist Board and other partners read more

 

Taleb Rifai interview for Zaštita magazine: Security comes from good management

 

Tourism demand is very much influenced by subjective risk perception - tourists have a risk acceptance level and when an incident crosses this level, it discourages them from traveling to a destination. A precarious political situation in a region or destination can naturally fuel safety and security concerns among international travelers read more