With a leading role in the recent approval of the Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics by the UNWTO General Assembly held in Chengdu, China, the composition of the World Committee on Tourism Ethics has been renewed.

In order to continue advancing the important work of this subsidiary organ of the UNWTO General Assembly, the mandate of the outgoing members of the World Committee on Tourism Ethics was renewed until 2021, with Pascal Lamy continuing to chair the Committee.

Joining the four Members whose mandate was set to end in 2019 – Yoshiaki Hompo (Japan), Fiona Jeffery (UK), Tanja Mihalic (Slovenia) and Eugenio Yunis (Chile) – will be Gede Ardika (Indonesia), Jean Marc Mignon (International Social Tourism Organization) and Ron Oswald (The International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers’ Associations) as Committee Members, and Hiran Cooray (Sri Lanka), Suzy Hatough (Jordan) and Günnur Diker (Turkey) as Alternates.

The only new member joining the World Committee on Tourism Ethics for a four-year term starting 17th of September this year is Rosette Chantal Rugamba, Founder and Managing Director of Songa Africa and Amakoro Lodge in Rwanda. Her appointment validates her past work in the tourism and conservation industry in East Africa.

Since 2003,Mrs. Rosette Chantal Rugamba served as Director General of Rwanda tourism (ORTPN), where she drove the revitalisation and development of tourism in post conflict Rwanda and conservation of the three national parks in Rwanda.

The express News


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