UNWTO declares Egypt’s Luxor as World Tourism Capital for 2016


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Luxor, Egypt has been unanimously chosen as the ‘World Tourism Capital’ this year by the Executive Council of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). It will also be the host destination for the UNWTO meetings in October, 2016.

Egypt chaired the 103rd session held in Malaga, Spain in May under the title ‘Tourism and Security: Towards a Framework for Safe, Secure and Seamless Travel’. About 20 Tourism Ministers with delegations from more than 50 countries, representatives from 500 tourist organisations, and agencies from 130 countries congregated at the session.

50 countries unanimously chose Luxor as the host for the 104th session, scheduled for October 30-November 1, 2016. Besides, Luxor will also be hosting the 5th Global Summit on City Tourism from November 1-3, 2016.