World Organization of Tourism

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World Organization of Tourism
Alternate Name(s):
Organisation Mondiale du Tourisme Weltorganisation für Tourismus
Motto:
Nulla virtus sine labore
AN agency with Headquarters in Zastava.png Mallyore
Address Avenija kralja Josipa 12,
Nikkeltown
(map)
General Information
Year Founded 1978
Number of Members 100+
Executives
Chief Secretary Morgan Nijsen
Luciano Flag DFS.png Drull
Deputy Chief Secretary Charlotte McKenny
FLAGMECY.png Mecyna
Speaker of the Organization Jonathan Cousteau
Luciano Flag Rhododactylia.png Rhododactylia


The World Organization of Tourism (WOT) is the Assembly of Nations agency and institution responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism. It is the leading international organization in the field of tourism, which promotes tourism as a driver of economic growth, inclusive development and environmental sustainability and offers leadership and support to the sector in advancing knowledge and tourism policies worldwide.

WOT generates market knowledge, promotes competitive and sustainable tourism policies and instruments, fosters tourism education and training, and works to make tourism an effective tool for development through technical assistance projects in over 100 countries around the world. Its headquarters is located in Nikkeltown, Mallyore.

History

The origin of WOT stems back in 1930 when the International Tourism Congress (ITC) was held in Gobras City. In the end of 1950s, world tourism was growing rapidly so 16 states, mainly from Uletha, formed the International Union of Travel Agencies (IUTA). Towards to the end of 1970s, the IUTA realized the need for further transformation to enhance its role on an international level. In 1978, IUTA closely linked with AN and the World Organization of Tourism was established. Starting in 1979 the WorldTravelPass was introduced to support the growing tourism, especially of young people. Due to decentralization of functions, Nikkeltown in Mallyore was chosen to be the headquarters of newly formed AN affiliation.

Membership

As of 2016, the membership of the WOT included more than 100 independent countries.

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Leadership

The WOT secretaries are elected every 3 years. Every secretary can have 3 mandates maximum.

Secretary From Term
Morgan Nijsen Luciano Flag DFS.png Drull 2014-present
Mitra Kumar Lost country.png Tierajas-Verdes 2011-2014
John Oliver Blanchet Flsg.jpg Pretany 2008-2011
Mary-Ann Banghi GobrassanyaFlag01.png Gobrassanya 2002-2008
Arthur R. Gottfried Luciano Flag WC.svg West Commonia 1999-2002
Ernesto Verdaguer Latflag.png Latina 1990-1999
Jakov Barilić Zastava.png Mallyore 1987-1990
Alan Grybowski Montran Flag.jpg Nordmark 1984-1987
Duncan Waverley Vodeo Flag.png Vodeo 1978-1984

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