Georgia has become a member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Executive Council for four years.
The elections were held in Athens within the 66th Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Europe. Out of 35 member states of the organization's executive council, 23 approved Georgia as a member.
Georgia will enjoy the opportunity to have a say in the implementation of the organization's objectives and ensure its effective and transparent functioning. Considering its strategic location, Georgia will succeed in pursuing the interests of the Black Sea region and those of Eastern Europe in the development of tourism.
The Executive Council of the United Nations World Tourism Organization is comprised of 35 member states, and it is the governing body of the organization. It ensures the effective operation of the UNWTO and addresses key issues of travel and tourism industry policy provided for in the global agenda.