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News in Brief 27 December 2017

UN chief welcomes conduct of second round of presidential election in Liberia

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the peaceful conduct of the second round of the presidential election in Liberia.

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1.8 billion tourists set to travel world by 2030

An estimated 1.8 billion tourists are expected to be on the move by 2030 and this could be a “disaster” or a long-lasting “opportunity” for the planet.

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Tourism “perfect tool” to promote Sustainable Development Goals

Tourism is a “perfect tool” to promote and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (

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International tourism experiencing clear slowdown, UN agency finds

International tourism has started slowing rapidly since the middle of the year, reflecting consumer concern worldwide and rising inflation in many countries, the United Nations reports in its latest measure of the health of the global travel industry.