Medellin to host session of the UNWTO General Assembly

20th Aug, 2015

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Medellin, the second-largest city in Colombia was elected host city of the 21st UNWTO General Assembly.

Mr Taleb Rifai, the Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), along with Mrs Cecilia Alvarez-Correa, Colombia’s Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, have already sent their official communication inviting all international delegations to attend UNWTO General Assembly from September 12 to 17, 2015.

Around 1,280 delegates from 156 countries are expected to attend the event and discover Medellin and its department, Antioquia. The meeting will be attended by delegates of the Full Members of the World Tourism Organization from countries such as Afghanistan, Angola, Azerbaijan, Australia, Belarus, Brunei, Cambodia, Spain, France, Israel, Morocco, Greece, India, Mexico and Peru.

This will be the second time Colombia hosts the UNWTO General Assembly, after holding its 17 session in Cartagena de Indias. International flight connections and different hotel possibilities were some of the reasons that allowed Medellin to host the event.

The central topic of the assembly will be "Tourism: promoting inclusive development and social transformation".

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