Spain will host the next meeting of the Executive Council of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in January, as its members, meeting in Tbilisi (Georgia) have unanimously agreed, on the occasion of the 112th meeting of this highest governing body of the agency from the ONU.

The Secretary of State for Tourism, Fernando Valdés, who has represented Spain at the meeting, has valued in a very positive way that Spain can host "the celebration of such an important Council for the future of tourism."

In his speech, Valdés proposed that the celebration of what will be the 113th meeting of the Executive Council of the UNWTO coincide with the development in Madrid between 20 and 24 January of the International Tourism Fair FITUR, as an unequivocal sign of the relevance of Spanish tourism on an international scale and as a sign of support for the sector.

From the 113th meeting of the Executive Council, a proposal for appointment should come out to the UNWTO General Assembly to renew the position of secretary general of the organization, which is currently held by Zurab Pololikashvili.

UNWTO is the United Nations body in charge of promoting responsible, sustainable and accessible tourism for all and is the only UN agency with its headquarters in Spain.

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