UNWTO Condemns Thailand Attacks


The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has condemned the Aug. 11 and Aug. 12 terror attacks in Thailand.

It extended its “heartfelt condolences and sympathy to the families and friends of the victims and to the Thai people” in the wake of the attacks.

UNWTO secretary-general, Taleb Rifai said: “Thailand is one of the most consolidated tourism destination in the world. A destination where people of all cultures unite and enjoy tourism and its strong potential to foster development.”

Rifai continued: “We are fully confident that this will continue to be the case and we look forward to meet in Bangkok next 27 September for the official World Tourism Day celebrations”

And he concluded: “More than ever we need to work together to make a great success out of the celebrations of World Tourism Day, this will be the best expression of support and union against these hideous acts.”