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‘Barrier-Free Tourism Project’ of Kerala honoured by UNWTO

The Barrier-Free Tourism Project implemented by Kerala Tourism Department in Thrissur district has received the special mention honour as “Emerging Global Destination” in the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Accessible Destination Awards 2019.  The tourism director of Kerala, P Bala Kiran received the conferment during the awards ceremony conducted in the capital city of ..

UNWTO World Tourism Barometer Released

UNWTO released its comprehensive report on global tourism titled ‘UNWTO World Tourism Barometer report’ on Monday 20th January 2020. According to the report which is seen as a barometer of global economic health, 1.5 billion international tourist arrivals were recorded in the year 2019 around the globe, which makes it the slowest rate since 2016 ..

India in Global Climate Risk Index 2020

The Bonn, Germany based non-governmental, a non-profit organization, Germanwatch has released its Global climate risk index that analysis to what extent regions and countries have been affected by the impacts of natural weather-related loss events such as storms, heatwaves, floods, etc. Germanwatch was founded in 1991. The 2020 edition of the Index was launched at ..

Climate and Environmental Emergency declared by European Union Parliament

Urging all countries under the European Union to commit to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions on Thursday, November 28, 2019, The European Parliament declared a global ” Climate and Environmental Emergency”. The resolution was passed with a comfortable majority of 429 votes in favour to 225 votes against the declaration. The Parliament also called on all ..

Suman Billa Appointed as Director at the UNWTO Madrid Headquarter

Senior Indian IAS officer of Kerela cadre, Suman Billa will join the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) as Director, Technical Cooperation and Silk Road Development at the D1 level at its headquarters in Madrid, Spain. A 1996 batch IAS officer, he is currently a Joint Secretary in Union Ministry of Tourism. Appointments Committee of ..

Spain hosts World ATM Congress (WATMC-2018)

The World ATM Congress (WATMC-2018) was held at Feria de Madrid in Spain from March 6 to 8. It is the world’s largest international air traffic management (ATM) exhibition and conference attracting thousands of delegates each year. In it, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) participated and showcased its achievements and initiatives.