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World Tourism Organization

Question for Department for Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 58871, tabled on 6 January 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, for what reasons the Government has not joined the World Tourism Organisation.

Answered on

16 January 2017

Our international standing is highly important - not only to inbound tourism but in wider trade terms. Currently the UK government is not considering membership of the World Tourism Organisation but it is an organisation we remain in contact with to ensure the UK is participating fully in international tourism discussions.