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UNWTO expresses support for Ecuador tourism following earthquake
Ministers and high representatives of UNWTO Members States in the Americas meeting in Havana, Cuba have express their full support to Ecuador following the tragic earthquake that struck the country’s central coast on April 16th, 2016.
The statement came during the occasion 60th meeting of the UNWTO Commission for the Americas.
In a joint statement, they stressed that “Ecuador is a tourism success story; a country where tourism supports many livelihoods” and committed to “work, alongside UNWTO, to support Ecuador with the planning process for the rehabilitation of a sustainable tourism offer on the Coast of Ecuador and the promotion of tourism to the region”.
Furthermore, participants expressed their full confidence in Ecuador’s recovery and tourism development saying that: “Ecuador will continue to shine as an increasingly important tourism destination in the Americas and that tourism will continue to play a vital role in advancing the country’s development.”
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Moenchengladbach pounces on Celtic errors, wins 2-0
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Borussia Moenchengladbach capitalized on two defensive errors by Kolo Toure to beat Celtic 2-0 in the Champions League on Wednesday, earning the German team its first points in Group C.Toure's first error came when he tried to shepherd the ball over the byline for a goal kick in the 57th. Andre Hahn wrapped his foot around the defender and hooked the ball back into the area, where Lars Stindl drove a shot through goalkeeper Craig Gordon's legs from an acute angle.Hahn… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Strong first quarter for inbound German tourism
According to preliminary information from the Federal Statistical Office of Germany, 5.6 million overnight stays in accommodation properties of at least ten beds were recorded in March, 2016 – an increase of nine percent year-over-year. In total, 15 million overnights by international travellers were documented during the first quarter of 2016 – seven percent more than during the first quarter in 2015. Petra Hedorfer, chief executive of the German National Tourist Board, interprets the… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
VnExpress International named among top 15 English news websites in Southeast Asia
VnExpress International, the English version of Vietnam’s most-read news site VnExpress, has been listed among the top 15 English websites in terms of information quality and presentation in Southeast Asia. It is the only website from Vietnam on the list, standing together with established sites in the region such as Channel NewsAsia and The Straits Times of Singapore, Bangkok Post and The Nation of Thailand, The Star Online of Malaysia and Indonesia’s Jakarta Post. The Philippines also has… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Singapore vs Indonesia: Both teams need a win and Thailand's help
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Global stocks continue to rise, US indexes hit records again
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks around the world continued their march higher on Monday, and U.S. indexes again hit new highs.Strong gains for Citigroup and other financial stocks helped the Standard & Poor's 500 index rise 12.15 points, or 0.5 percent, to 2,328.25. It's the third straight day the index has set a record. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 142.79, or 0.7 percent, to 20,412.16. The Nasdaq composite climbed 29.83, or 0.5 percent, to 5,763.96. Earlier in the day, markets rose across… chat_bubble_outline Read More...