Regional Departments

Regional Departments

Regional Department for Africa

Regional Department for Africa

Our mission is to support and assist UNWTO African members and other stakeholders from the region in their efforts to develop their tourism industry as a catalyst for sustainable economic and social development, and ensuring that the members fully benefit from the services of the organization.

Regional Department for Africa

Regional Department for Americas

Regional Department for Americas

The Regional Representation for the Americas also pays particular attention to the specific needs of the National Tourism Administrations, local authorities and tourism enterprises in the region, conducting seminars and conferences on topics of interest to the tourism industry, including courses on tourism human resource development.

Regional Department for Americas

Regional Department for Asia and the Pacific

Regional Department for Asia and the Pacific

The Regional Department for Asia and the Pacific is the World Tourism Organization's operational arm assigned with the implementation of UNWTO's general programme of work within the region. The Regional Department for Asia and the Pacific also serves as UNWTO's direct channel through which the national, regional and local tourism development needs and concerns of the Member States are communicated to the Secretariat.

Regional Department for Asia and the Pacific

Director Regional Department for Europe

Director Regional Department for Europe

Regional Programme for Europe serves the UNWTO Member States in achieving even greater standards of performance in Tourism Policy and Tourism Governance by establishing adequate contents in the UNWTO Programme of Work. These contents should relate to the common objectives of Tourism Policy, such as development, mitigation of climate change, employment and other Millennium Development Goals, and the use of tourism to assist other public policy objectives.

Director Regional Department for Europe

Director Regional Department for Middle East

Director Regional Department for Middle East

Technical cooperation programmes form an integral part of UNWTO's activities in the Middle East region in the field of tourism within the UN system or through other channels.
The Regional Representation also strives to meet the specific needs of the National Tourism Authorities, and local authorities and tourism enterprises in the region, and to conduct seminars and conferences on topics of interest to the tourism industry, including courses on tourism human resource development. (Meetings and Seminars)

Director Regional Department for Middle East