South Africa Hosts Tourism and Economic Meeting
(Johannesburg, South Africa) – The ministry of tourism of the Republic of South Africa, with the support of UNWTO, is hosting a Tourism Ministers’ Meeting (T20) under the theme “Travel and tourism: stimuli for the global economy,” from February 22-24, 2010 in Johannesburg.
“Global challenges, such as the recent economic crisis and the climate imperatives, can only be addressed in a global cooperative manner and in fora such as the UN or the G-20,” said UNWTO secretary-general, Taleb Rifai, in his opening remarks at the Tourism Ministers’ Meeting (T20) “Travel and tourism: stimuli for the global economy.”
The ministry of tourism of the Republic of South Africa, with the support of UNWTO, is hosting a Tourism Ministers’ Meeting (T20) under the theme “Travel and tourism: stimuli for the global economy,” from February 22-24, 2010 in Johannesburg.
Tourism ministers meeting at the UNWTO General Assembly (October 2009, Astana, Kazakhstan) expressed a strong sentiment that tourism should be further mainstreamed in global economic decision-making.
Travel and tourism can make a valuable contribution to the economic recovery and can be an important pillar of the global efforts to unlock enhanced economic growth, infrastructure development, trade promotion, poverty eradication, and particularly job creation.
The T20 is a members-driven initiative with the support of UNWTO.
Read the full speech of UNWTO secretary-general, Taleb Rifai: www.unwto.org/pdf/TR_T20.pdf.
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European Online Travel Agency Voyageprive.com Announces U.S. Launch
Voyageprive, an invitation-only travel site, today announced the U.S. launch of its popular site for members there. Now United States residents can use the site to peruse elite travel package deals and receive weekly, limited-time offers that are available only on a first-come, first served basis.
The site focuses on elite travel packages, cruise and hotel deals at the lowest prices. Customers are guaranteed that their travel price will be the lowest available price online at the time of purchase. Voyageprive’s secret is the dedicated team of travel experts who source and track travel deals for the site’s members on a continual basis.
Voyageprive members also benefit from the site’s unique preview Interface which provides a beautiful presentation of each travel package available that week.
“The choice to travel is a very conscious one and the preparation process involves not only research but also an aspect of dreaming,” said Denis Philipon, CEO of Voyageprive “Our team is dedicated to helping our customers visualize -- and then realize -- that dream through extensive research and negotiation to provide them the best in exclusive travel deals and membership invitation discounts.”
Members also benefit from inviting others into the community by getting a $25 credit when a member they invited purchases their first travel package.
Voyageprive is the world’s leading by invitation-only travel site with 4 million members. The company provides an exciting new way to shop through limited-time sales of outstanding travel brands at up to 60% off. The company’s travel experts handpick and negotiate exclusive travel packages. These unique offers are available only to members at our private online boutique (www.voyageprive.com). Founded in 2004, voyageprive.com operates in France, Britain, Italy, Spain and the US.