The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), a specialized agency of the United Nations, has received numerous requests from its member countries to suspend Russia from its rank.
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The Body Executive Board will meet on March 8 in Madrid to consider these requests. Guatemala, Lithuania, Poland, Slovenia and Ukraine have called for the suspension of the Russian Federation, a member of the UNWTO, in response to attacks launched on Ukrainian territory since last week.
“This is the first time in the company’s history that the executive council has considered a request for this order,” the company said in a statement on Wednesday. The UNWTO has already formally and unequivocally condemned Russia’s actions.
Before the collapse of the tourism sector in 2020, 25 million annual visitors came to take advantage of the dynamic created by the 2018 Soccer World Cup management. Tourists came mainly from Ukraine, Kazakhstan and China. In 2019, Moscow is listed as 45And According to Euromonitor International data, it is the most visited city in the world.
The mission of the World Tourism Organization is to promote and develop local and international tourism.