On June 7, 2022, University College Aspira became the only college in Croatia that is part of the UNWTO! During the 116th session of the UNWTO Executive Council, held in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Aspira was accepted as an Affiliate Member.
“UNWTO considers the private sector an important partner in fulfilling its overall mandate to promote sustainable tourism development and achieve the 2030 Agenda. In this context, we recognize the great potential of working with your school to contribute to a more ethical and responsible tourism sector for the international community. We are happy that Aspira College has decided to join more than 500 already existing affiliate members of the UNWTO. I would like to thank you for the trust you have placed in our Organization and express my conviction that today we are beginning a fruitful cooperation and partnership between the UNWTO and Aspira. “, Said Mr. Ion Vilcu, Director of the Associate Members department of the UNWTO.
What is the UNWTO?
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is the United Nations agency responsible for promoting responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism. As a leading international organization in the field of tourism, the UNWTO promotes tourism as a driver of economic growth, inclusive development and environmental sustainability and offers leadership and support to the sector in advancing knowledge and tourism policies worldwide. The UNWTO has 160 Member States, 6 Associate Members, 2 Observers and over 500 Affiliate Members.