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alain stAnge unwtoDuring the evening of the 3rd June London suffered from the cowardly acts of terrorism. The World of Tourism from the four corners of the globe stands with London today to say that we strongly condemn this latest attack perpetrated in the heart of London.

Throughout 2016, terror attacks have ripped apart small towns and big cities in the Middle East, Africa and Europe. And it continues in 2017. On Saturday night, 7 people were killed in central London when three attackers drove a van into pedestrians on London Bridge and launched a knife attack in Borough Market.

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black ribbonUNWTO strongly condemns the attack perpetrated in Manila yesterday. On behalf of the international tourism community, UNWTO has conveyed its heartfelt condolences and sympathy to the families and friends of the victims and to the Filipino people.

Swimming season kicked off in Korea! Korea’s 257 beaches located along the eastern, western, and southern coasts begin opening up for this year’s swimming season. The first beaches opened on June 1 are Haeundae Beach, Songdo Beach, and Songjeong Beach, all located in Busan.

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passports au ukObtaining a second passport is not only a route to another life: in some cases, it is necessary for individuals’ wellbeing. Aside from the lifestyle opportunities that relocating abroad can bring, for many a second passport grants a second chance at living the life and experiencing the freedoms they could have been entitled to when they were born.

iita logoIn response to President Trump’s FY18 budget proposal, which recommends zero appropriations for the federal matching funds needed to operate Brand USA, the International Inbound Travel Association urges Congress to continue funding for Brand USA, the tourism marketing organization for the United States.

ntaNational Tour Association (NTA) President Pam Inman released a statement regarding President Donald Trump’s proposed budget and the possible elimination of Brand USA.

american bus associationThe American Bus Association (ABA) – the industry leader advancing North American motorcoach and group travel – released the following statement on President Donald Trump’s proposal to eliminate Brand USA, the designated marketing organization for the United States, in his FY 2018 budget proposal:

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