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11 December 2015 UNWTO and Mountain Tourism Cluster to partner on addressing seasonality
UNWTO and the Mountain Tourism Cluster have signed an agreement to collaborate on issues of seasonality in mountain destinations (Madrid, Spain, 4 December, 2015).
7 December 2015 UNWTO Secretary-General addresses the Committee on Transport and Tourism of the European Parliament
With the aim of enhancing the links between tourism, economic growth and inclusive development in Europe, UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, addressed the Committee on Transport and Tourism of the European Parliament (Brussels, Belgium, 3 December 2015).
7 December 2015 United Nations declares 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development
The United Nations (UN) General Assembly has approved the adoption of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. The resolution, adopted on 4 December, recognizes “the importance of international tourism, and particularly of the designation of an international year of sustainable tourism for development, in fostering better understanding among peoples everywhere, in leading to a greater awareness of the rich heritage of various civilizations and in bringing about a better appreciation of the inherent values of different cultures, thereby contributing to the strengthening of peace in the world”.
30 November 2015 La Organización Mundial del Turismo firma un acuerdo de cooperación con el Instituto de Turismo de Murcia
Con el apoyo del Ministerio de Industria, Energía y Turismo, la Organización Mundial del Turismo, OMT y el Instituto de Turismo de Murcia, ITREM, han firmado un Memorando de Entendimiento, MoU, con el fin de reforzar el trabajo conjunto. 
29 November 2015 Global Travel & Tourism leaders hopeful for positive outcome at COP21 talks
26 November 2015 World Committee on Tourism Ethics discusses the impact of web reviews
The accuracy and reliability of online consumer reviews was the main focus of the 16th meeting of the World Committee on Tourism Ethics. The Committee also discussed the issue of child protection in tourism and all inclusive holidays (Paris, France, 16-17 November 2015).
25 November 2015 Global Travel and Tourism leaders statement on the recent terrorist attacks
UNWTO, Member of the Global Travel Association Coalition (GTAC), supports GTAC's Statement of Recent Terrorist Attacks, following its recent meeting in Montreal (23 November 2015). 
14 November 2015 UNWTO strongly condemns the attacks in Paris
UNWTO is deeply shocked by the tragic attacks perpetrated in Paris. On the behalf of the international tourism community, UNWTO expresses its heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the victims and to the French people in this difficult moment.
9 November 2015 Tunisia to host the 4th UNWTO International Conference on Tourism and the Media
Building stronger partnerships between tourism destinations and the media will be the topic of the 4th UNWTO International Conference on Tourism and the Media, to be hosted in Tunisia on 12-13 November 2015.
9 November 2015 The Spanish Federation of Travel Agencies (CEAV) join UNWTO, IFEMA/FITUR and Casa Africa to promote INVESTOUR 2016
UNWTO, IFEMA/FITUR and Casa Africa signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Spanish Federation of Travel Agencies (CEAV) to promote the Tourism Investment and Business Forum for Africa - INVESTOUR 2016, among the tourism companies in Spain.