The World Tourism Organization

  • Barry Turner
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


Origin. Established in 1925 in The Hague as the International Union of Official Tourist Publicity Organizations. Renamed the International Union for Official Tourism Organizations after the Second World War when it moved to Geneva, it was renamed the World Tourism Organization in 1975 and moved its headquarters to Madrid the following year.

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  • Barry Turner

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