Tourism – Election of France to the Executive Council of the World Tourism Organization (September 17, 2015)


At the 21st World Tourism Organization General Assembly, which took place in Medellin in Colombia from September 12 to 17, France was elected by a large majority to the Executive Council of this organization, of which it is a founding member.

This specialized agency of the United Nations, which was established in 1975, is the main international organization in the field of tourism. The World Tourism Organization is a reference point for the compilation of global statistics. Its action helps advance thinking in areas such as the legal protection of tourism consumers and the promotion of responsible, sustainable tourism that is accessible to everyone. It enables the countries involved in the organization to promote their expertise.