TRAVEL IMPACT NEWSWIRE: FREE Download: The Olive Tree Edition II – How Travel & Tourism Can Contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals

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(+) FREE DOWNLOAD: The Olive Tree – How Travel & Tourism Can Contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Edition II (July-August 2017) has been published.

(+) New global partnership to help countries tackle increasing e-waste challenges

(+) Over 12 mln yuan in fines issued in Chinese tourism industry crackdown

(+) Chinese tourists to get visas on arrival in Qatar

(+) Chinese company contracted to build Pakistan’s largest airport

(+) Billions around the world lack safe water, proper sanitation facilities: UN

(+) Asia-Pacific moving in ‘wrong direction’ on some development targets, notes UN regional report

(+) Eleven global banks partner with UN to make financial markets more climate transparent

(+) Egencia survey – Business Travelers Expect to Manage Travel on All Devices


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Imtiaz Muqbil is one of the Asia-Pacific region’s longest-serving travel trade journalists. Winner of a PATA Travel Journalism Award in 2005 for coverage of the Dec 2004 tsunami disaster, Imtiaz Muqbil has done some outstanding work over a career dating back to 1980. Click here to see some of the ground-breaking reports and studies written and/or edited by Imtiaz Muqbil over the years.


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