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The 61st Meeting of the World Travel Organization (UNWTO) Commission for Europe took place on June 06, welcoming over 30 countries and UNWTO affiliate members.

The meeting reviewed the work of the organisation's technical committees on competitiveness, sustainability and statistics as well as the activities of its member states to celebrate the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017.

Further items on the agenda included the transformation of the UNWTO Global Code of Ethics into an international convention, the creation of national committees on tourism ethics and UNWTO's priorities for 2018 and 2019.

Commenting on the event, Taleb Rifai, secretary general, UNWTO, highlighted the strong commitment Moldova has demonstrated towards sustainable tourism and its potential to develop into a must-see destination.