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Abrahamse, Tanya (275, 319)
Candidate of South Africa for the post of UNWTO Secretary-General (2006). Chief Executive Officer of the South African Biodiversity Institute.
Acker, Sven (66, 69, 77, 103)
Active as representative of Denmark during the period 1961–1969. Served as Chair of IUOTO's Sub-Committee on Finance. Proposed that IUOTO General Assemblies be held every two years instead of annually as had been the previous practice.
Aguirre Borrel, Ignacio (139, 146, 153, 242, 314-318)
The Spanish Secretary-of-State for Tourism (1976–1981) who attended the official inauguration of the Madrid headquarters on 24 February 1976. Aguirre became Head of the Spanish Delegation to UNWTO and also served in a senior post in the Secretariat for some time. He was one of the candidates for the office of Secretary-General in May 1997 (the successful aspirant being Francesco Frangialli (France)).
Ahmed, Rafeeuddin (264)
UNWTO's Special Representative of UNWTO to the United Nations in New York. This senior, experienced, UN official from Pakistan was closely involved in the process of acquiring Specialized Agency status in December 2003.
Ankudinov, V. (52, 68, 89)
Head of the USSR delegation to IUOTO from 1957 to 1969. Served as an IUOTO Vice-President from 1967 to 1969.
Arias, José Rogelio (124, 134, 140)
General Manager of the Panamanian Institute of Tourism known as ‘Pinky’. A close ally of Robert C. Lonati, he would serve as Vice-Chair of the UNWTO Executive Council at its second session (Acapulco, Mexico, April 1976).
Arrighi, Giovanni (Reverend Father) (179)
Representative of the Holy See to IUOTO and initiator of the ‘Congress on the Spiritual Values of Tourism’ held in 1967. Became Permanent Observer of the Holy See to UNWTO in 1979.
Atigbi, Ignatius (116)
The Nigerian Chair of the IUOTO African Travel Commission who, in 1971–72, proposed that ‘every year a day between 17 and 28 September should be designated World Tourism Day’.
Atkinson, Basil G. (57, 69, 73, 76-79, 81, 99, 109, 126)
Manager of the Australian National Travel Association. President of IUOTO from 1963 to 1965. Member of IUOTO's Council of Honour. Atkinson strongly supported the transformation of IUOTO into UNWTO. Was the last of a generation of the larger-than-life Presidents who made UNWTO the global, intergovernmental, organization it is today. Travelled widely with Secretary-General Robert C. Lonati. Died in January 2013.
Aspiras, José (128, 146, 153, 163, 190)
The Philippines Secretary of Tourism who, in February 1975, proposed that his country should host the UNWTO headquarters (there being six candidates at this stage). Would subsequently organize the ‘World Tourism Conference’ in Manila in 1980 with the full support of President Ferdinand Marcos and his wife Imelda.
Balluseck, Mrs E von (10, 13, 24)
From the Netherlands, Mrs E. von Balluseck served as Secretary of the IUOOTP in The Hague from May 1925 until 1947. It was she who reported that, during the onset of the World War II, the IUOOTP office had been perquisitioned and its documentation removed.
Barakat, Ghaleb (121)
Mr Barakat served for many years as Head of the Jordan delegation to IUOTO and UNWTO and was valued as a consensus-builder on account of his constructive approach to issues under consideration.
Baroncini, Gian Luigi (113, 134)
Vocational training and education in tourism was considered to be a joint activity to be shared between UNWTO and the ILO. Mr Baroncini, Chief of the Hotel and Tourism Section, was the ILO's representative at both IUOTO and UNWTO meetings on this subject. See the World Employment Programme. IUOTO-CIEST courses were given in cooperation with the ILO.
Bernecker, Dr. Paul (42, 57)
Dr Bernecker was Director of the Austrian Tourist Board and served as President of IUOTO during 1959. He is remembered for remarking that the 1946 London event was ‘a conference of incurable optimists’.
Brackenbury, Martin (237, 244)
President of the International Federation of Tour Operators representing various European associations.
Bridges, John (17, 24, 25, 27, 32, 73)
Director-General of the Travel Association of Great Britain, Bridges was enthusiastic about IUOTO and in particular the collection of statistics of tourism. He would represent the United Kingdom (as a founder member) from 1946 to 1963.
Bittel, Siegfried (18, 24, 26, 29, 31, 34, 37, 48, 59)
General Manager of the ‘Office Central Suisse du Tourisme’. Served as IUOTO President and represented Switzerland from 1946 to 1959. Bittel greatly aided IUOTO in establishing its Headquarters at Geneva.
Canal De Barco, Beatriz Mrs (219, 221, 231)
Was the first Chair of the UNWTO Executive Council to serve two successive mandates (1989–1990). She represented Colombia and was highly influential on both management and staff issues. The Council praised Mrs Barco for her ‘charm, competence and capacity’. She died in May 2014.
Castañeda, Jorge Ambassador (91, 96, 98, 108, 109, 118)
A senior member of the Mexican delegation at the September 1970 Extraordinary General Assembly, Ambassador Castañeda chaired one of the three main committees of the Assembly. A lawyer by profession, he was the distinguished author of a more agile and speedy mechanism for effecting IUOTO's transformation. This involved close coordination between IUOTO, the United Nations General Assembly and ECOSOC.
Castro Y Castro, Fernando Ambassador (125, 133)
Represented Mexico during the first UNWTO General Assembly held at Madrid in May 1975.
Charuvastr, Chalermchai Lieutenant General (67, 69, 73, 78)
Represented Thailand at meetings. Was one of the three Vice-Presidents who would serve in 1972–1973 under Mâitre Georges Faddoul (Lebanon), President of IUOTO.
Chib, Som (37, 51, 52, 54, 76, 77, 121)
A renowned broadcaster, Som Chib was Deputy-Secretary to the Government of India and President of IUOTO in 1957–58. He strongly supported cooperation between IUOTO and the UN family and also advocated increasing the Union's budget which he considered insufficient.
Clinton, Bill (238)
This former US President organized a ‘White House Conference on Travel and Tourism’ at Washington, DC, in October 1995. Financed mainly by private industry, the conference was concerned at the decline of foreign visitors. Too, at the end of 1996, the USA withdrew from UNWTO membership.
Deventer, W P F (3, 4, 5, 10, 13)
Director of the Dutch National Tourist Office, Deventer served as Secretary-General of the IUOOTP from its inception in The Hague from 1925 until 1937. He published in 1934 a Tourism Handbook of the Netherlands.
De Villiers, Dawid Dr. (242, 245, 246, 259, 263, 277, 279, 294, 297, 313, 316-319)
Born in South Africa in 1940, De Villiers was appointed as his country's Ambassador to the United Kingdom. He went on to serve as Minister for Environment and Tourism in the first Mandela government. In UNWTO, he was nominated as Deputy Secretary-General under Secretary-General Francesco Frangialli. Was closely associated with the new ‘Global Code of Ethics’. He retired from UNWTO in 2005 (being succeeded by Dr Taleb Rifai) but continued as Chair of the Ethics Committee from 2009 to 2013.
Enríquez Savignac, Antonio (214, 215, 216, 219-223, 225, 227-233, 235-239, 241, 245, 258, 265, 266, 313, 314, 317)
UNWTO's third Secretary-General was born in Mexico in 1931. He studied in Canada and then obtained an MBA at Harvard (USA). He served as the first Director-General of FONATUR and then as Secretary for Tourism in the Cabinet of the Mexican Federal Government. He oversaw and masterminded the creation of Cancún as a prime Caribbean tourist destination. He served a first full term of office from 1990 to 1993 but, having been elected for a second mandate (1994–1997), opted to take retirement effective September 1996. Antonio Enríquez will be recalled for having successfully steered the Organization through a difficult financial situation (staff numbers having dropped to 80), for modernizing the Secretariat and for enhancing the Organization's presence in the field through its Regional Representatives.
Essakalli Hossyni, Zahia Dadi Mrs. (156, 163, 187, 205, 208, 212, 214, 215, 231)
Heading the Moroccan delegation to UNWTO for a number of years, Mrs Essakalli was elected Chair of the Executive Council in 1980 and again in 1988. She was, furthermore, the only woman candidate for the post of Secretary-General in 1985 (the last year of office of Robert Lonati). She will be recalled for her keen interest in education and training for tourism and for the support she gave to the Secretary-General in addressing the budgetary problems created by the declining value of the US dollar.
Faddoul, Georges Maître (85, 89, 101, 102, 103, 106, 115, 118, 119, 120, 122, 124, 126)
Head of the Lebanese delegation to IUOTO and a lawyer by profession. President of the Union from 1969 to 1971. His gift for advocacy greatly facilitated the transformation process. He presided over the Extraordinary General Assembly held in Mexico in 1970, assisted by Lic. Agustín Salvat, the outgoing President. Delivered in March 1971 a complete report on the Extraordinary General Assembly (in the UNWTO Library.).
Farolan, Modesto (57, 61)
Commissioner of Tourism of the Philippines. President of IUOTO in 1960–1961. Took responsibility for organizing the IUOTO General Assembly held in Manila, Philippines, in 1959.
Fayos-Solà, Eduardo (248)
An outstanding visionary of the potential of tourism with a rich and wide curriculum. Served as Director-General of the Valencià Tourism Institute (ITVA) in Spain from 1985 to 1991. Complemented sun and sea travel with wine, culture and palm tourism. Occupied various senior posts with UNWTO, notably the drafting of a White Paper on Tourism. An authority on international tourism education and training. Progenitor of the ‘Ulysses’ and ‘Themis’ Foundations (awards for innovation in tourism).
Felner Da Costa, Jorge Dr. (43, 47, 49)
President of IUOTO in 1956–1957 representing Portugal. Took responsibility with his Vice-President Robert Ginsbach (Luxembourg) for the revocation of the contract of Secretary-General François Morin on 22 May 1957.
Fletcher, Tom (85, 106, 119)
Deputy Minister of Trade and Commerce of Canada. From 1967 to 1975 was a major player in the life of IUOTO. Was closely involved with budgetary issues and with the adoption in November 1972 of the Lusaka Formula and the calculation of Members' contributions.
Frangialli, Francesco (219, 220, 221, 239, 241-253, 255, 258, 259, 261, 265, 266, 272, 273, 275, 276, 277, 279-285, 287, 288, 290, 310, 311)
Francesco Frangialli was born in Paris in 1947 of an Italian father and French mother. He completed his secondary education at the Paris Lycée-Le-Grand in 1964 and in 1968 gained entry to the École Nationale d’Administration (ENA), after which he joined the French Court of Audit occupying various grades of Court membership: junior magistrate, reporting judge and counsellor. In 1978 he married Leila Niiranen, a diplomat of the Finnish Government. From that date until 1980 he served as advisor to the Minister of Youth, Sports and Leisure with responsibility for tourism. After becoming manager of a professional association, he returned to tourism in 1986 with the Secretary of State attached to the Ministry of Industry. From 1986 to 1989 he rose to become the most senior officer of the French tourism administration as Director of the Tourism Industry. He was also appointed as a director of Air France. Concurrently with his administrative career, Frangialli taught for almost 20 years in various academic establishments. From 1986 to 1989, Frangialli acted as Permanent Representative of France to UNWTO. He served on its Executive Council and organized in Paris the 1989 UNWTO General Assembly. In January 1990 he became Deputy Secretary-General under Antonio Enríquez Savignac. Upon the departure of Savignac in 1996, he served as Secretary-General ad interim. He was elected Secretary-General on 24 October 1997 (A/RES/377(XII)) by the General Assembly at Istanbul, Turkey, and served three mandates of four years, retiring from UNWTO in 2009.
García-Margallo y Marfil, José Manuel (302)
Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation. Signed a new Headquarters Agreement with UNWTO in June 2015.
Giusti Del Giardino, Vettor (106)
One of Robert Lonati's key advisers during the transformation 1969–1970. Was appointed Chief of Relations by Robert Lonati when UNWTO opened its headquarters in Madrid in 1976. Subsequently served as Regional Representative for Europe where he excelled by drafting the ‘Samarkand Declaration’.
Guerfali, Mahjoub (178, 187)
Representative of Tunisia, he was candidate for the post of Secretary-General of UNWTO in 1983.
Haulot, Arthur Dr. (20, 22, 24, 26, 29, 33, 34, 39, 43, 48, 54, 56, 59, 66, 68, 69, 77, 81, 84, 86, 87, 89, 109, 113, 121, 134, 163, 244)
Was President of IUOTO and representative of Belgium at its meetings. Active from 1946 to 1980. Contributed greatly to the 1980 ‘World Tourism Conference’ and frequently wrote editorials for the review ‘World Travel – Tourisme Mondial’. Author and poet, Haulot was keenly interested in environmental issues and the consequences of coastal pollution for tourism in particular.
Henson, Edda (232)
Was Regional Representative for Asia-Pacific based in the Philippines capital of Manila. Subsequently, following a decision of the Rome Assembly, she was transferred to the Madrid Headquarters with similar responsibilities from 1982 to 1987.
Hlass, Laurice Ms. (146, 201, 208, 231)
Represented Jordan in UNWTO for a number of years and chaired the Council in 1986. Was a long-standing champion of UNWTO's technical cooperation activities.
Ingrand, Henri (25, 27, 57, 68)
Ingrand was the French General Commissioner for Tourism. He hosted the Second International Conference of National Tourism Organizations in October 1947 and subsequently founded the short-lived International Institute of Scientific Travel Research. In 1946 his Deputy Commissioner was M. Georges Pompidou, subsequently Prime Minister (1962–1968) and President of France (1969–1974). Ingrand stressed the need for the new IUOTO to maintain close links with the United Nations (and with ECOSOC in particular). He was also responsible for finding a new Secretary-General (Mr François Morin) for the Union.
Junod, Albert Dr. (3, 4, 7)
Dr Albert Junod attended the inaugural congress in The Hague in 1925. He represented Switzerland and in October 1930 (at Madrid) was elected Permanent President of the Union. However, in May 1933 he resigned from the Union due to ill health.
Kearns, Henry Mr. (58)
Henry Kearns was the US Assistant Secretary of Commerce for International Affairs. He attended the IUOTO Manila Assembly in 1959 and invited Members to ‘make sure that travel arrived at the great future it deserved’.
Keller, Peter Dr. (181, 284)
Represented Switzerland for many years in the UNWTO and served as a lively and active Chair of the Regional Commission for Europe. Contributed to thinking on UNWTO's role and future. Served in 1984 as Chair of the Tourism Committee of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
Lampe, Gunnar Berg Mr. (3)
Managing Director of the National Travel Association of Norway. The longest serving representative of his country, Lampe had attended the May 1925 Congress in The Hague and chaired the first IUOTO Executive Committee at Lugano, Switzerland, in April 1947. As its most senior representative, Lampe was elected President of the Union. In April 1948 he met and conferred with the new United Nations Secretary-General, securing consultative status for IUOTO.
Lamy, Pascal (258, 297, 300)
Former Commissioner for Trade of the European Commission. Former Director-General of the World Trade Organization at Geneva. Chairman of the Tourism Ethics Committee of UNWTO.
Lanquar, Robert Dr. (158)
A former French official of UNWTO, Robert Lanquar was, since 1976, the author of numerous tourism books in the series: ‘Que sais-je?’. Is now a leading expert on all aspects of tourism, having been responsible for many tourism projects in developing countries. Lanquar organized a major UNWTO event in Cordoba, Spain, concerning ‘Tourism, Religions and the Dialogue of Civilizations’. His doctoral thesis (242 pages), published on 23 June 1983, was awarded by the Graduate College of Texas A&M University, Texas, USA, and relates specifically to UNWTO.
Libera, K. Professor (61, 69)
Associated for many years with IUOTO's education and training programmes. Represented his country, Poland, as Chair of the Technical Commission on Research in the early 1960s.
Lichtenberg, Mogens Mr. (20, 38)
Director-General of the Danish Tourist Board. Active in IUOTO from 1946 to 1957.
Lickorish, Leonard Mr. (39, 103)
General Manager of the British Travel Association. Interested in statistics and research. Chaired the IUOTO Technical Commission on Research. Opposed IUOTO's transformation to intergovernmental organization status, encouraging leading developed tourist countries to do the same.
Lipman, Geoffrey (263, 273, 274, 290)
First President of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC). Assistant Secretary-General to UNWTO. Visiting Professor to Oxford Brooks University (UK).
López Henares, José-Luis Mr. (130)
The Spanish Secretary of State for Tourism who, in May 1975, was elected President of the first General Assembly of the Organization.
López Portillo, José Lic. (148, 169, 176)
President of the United Mexican States, he was the first Head of State to visit the new UNWTO Headquarters. This took place on 15 October 1977. Subsequently, he would host the World Tourism Meeting in Acapulco, Mexico, in 1982.
Mandoukou, Émile (188, 231)
Émile Mandoukou served for many years as the representative of Gabon. In 1985 he proposed that Robert Lonati, whose term of office had ended, should continue to serve the Union in an advisory capacity. In 1993, he served on the Select Group charged with studying the legal and statutory development of UNWTO.
Mayorga, Francisco, Mr. (224, 246)
Secretary of Tourism of Argentina. Hosted the UNWTO General Assembly in Buenos Aires in September–October 1991. A good friend of the Organization, Mayorga also hosted a session of the Executive Council held in Ushuaia, the southernmost city of Argentina, in December 1998.
Morin, François Mr. (28, 29-45, 48, 49, 205)
A Frenchman with a military background. Served as IUOTO Secretary-General from 1948 to 1957 when his contract was terminated.
Nair, Ashok (57, 83, 87, 106)
An official of the Indian Tourist Office in Frankfurt/Main, Germany, who was appointed as Assistant to the Secretary-General in 1959 and subsequently became Deputy Secretary-General of IUOTO. Was closely involved in the drafting of the 1969 ‘Memorandum on factors which may call for a change in IUOTO's present legal status’ (SG/248). Did not follow UNWTO to Madrid in 1976.
O'Driscoll, Timothy (57, 63, 65, 68, 73, 77, 78, 102, 109, 121)
With a diplomatic background and experience in the fields of tourism and civil aviation, Tim O′ Driscoll served as a President of IUOTO. He was active as representative of Ireland during the period 1959 to 1973 and strongly supported the transformation of IUOTO into UNWTO.
Pahr, Willibald Dr. (187, 190-193, 195-216, 221, 222, 241, 258, 261, 272, 282, 288, 308, 317)
This former Austrian Foreign Minister (1976–1983) was elected to the post of UNWTO Secretary-General at the General Assembly held in Sofia, Bulgaria, in September 1985. He had also served as Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany and Vice-Chairman of the International Institute for Human Rights. During his four-year mandate, Pahr faced a difficult and challenging financial period but made notable efforts to enhance the image of tourism and to improve the situation of the UNWTO staff. As a member of the Constitutional Service of the Austrian Federal Chancellery, Pahr had become closely associated with the tourism sector and its problems. He was firmly convinced of the need for the ‘Budapest Convention on Tourist Travel, Visits and Stays’ to be a keystone of UNWTO's activities and recovery.
Pellet, Alain Prof. (242, 246, 272, 317)
A highly respected French jurist, specialized in international law, Professor Alain Pellet succeeded Mr Karel Vasak as UNWTO's Legal Adviser during the period 1990 to date, though on a part-time basis.
Pullinx, Colonel B.E.M. (10, 11)
The Belgian President of IUOOTP from June 1935 until February 1947. Served as a Member of the League of Nations Sub-Committee on Tourism Statistics in November 1935.
Rababy, Samy Mr. (178)
The Lebanese chair of UNWTO's Affiliate Members during the 1980s. Represented Middle East Airlines. Was a candidate for the post of Secretary-General in 1983.
Rawat, Rajesh Mr. (69, 126, 140, 151, 152, 155, 178, 215, 216, 219, 261)
Coming from the high passes of Ladakh, India, Rajesh Rawat served as his country's representative during the transformation of IUOTO. Fluent in French, he was appointed Deputy Secretary-General of UNWTO by Robert Lonati in April 1976 where he remained until December 1989.
Ricci, Guido Mr. (18, 40, 60, 69, 103)
From 1946 until 1969, Ricci served as the Italian representative of Italy at IUOTO meetings, focusing on research and tourist films.
Rifai, Taleb (261, 263, 277, 279, 287-303, 312, 319)
Taleb Rifai is a Jordanian national born in 1949 and, at the time of writing, has just completed his second term of office as Secretary-General of UNWTO. From 1973 to 1993, Mr Rifai was involved in researching, teaching and practising Architecture and Urban Design in Jordan and in the USA. Among other academic qualifications, he received his PhD degree in Urban Design and Regional Planning from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia in 1983. From 1993 to 1997, Mr Rifai served as Director of Jordan's Economic Mission to Washington, DC, promoting trade, investment and bilateral economic relations. From 1999 to 2003, Mr Rifai occupied several ministerial portfolios in the Cabinet of the Government of Jordan, first, as Minister of Planning and International Cooperation and subsequently as Minister of Information. In 2001, his portfolio was expanded to include the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquity. During his term of office, Mr Rifai established Jordan's first Archaeological Park in the ancient city of Petra in collaboration with UNESCO and the World Bank (IBRD). He also executed several major projects in Jerash, the Dead Sea and Wadi Rum. Prior to assuming his current post, he was appointed as Deputy Secretary-General of UNWTO. Previously, he served as Assistant Director-General of the International Labour Organization for three years during which he was tasked with the overall supervision and implementation of international labour standards.
Salvat, Agustín Lic. (106, 127)
Agustín Salvat, the Mexican Secretary of Tourism, served as President of IUOTO during the period 1967–1969. He hosted the IUOTO Extraordinary General Assembly held in Mexico City in September 1970 and strongly supported the transformation. Proposed that Mexico be the headquarters of the UNWTO.
Scowsill, David (293, 294)
WTTC President and CEO of the World Travel and Tourism Council, representing CEOs of the biggest travel companies.
Segarra, Jaime Mr. (86, 106, 109, 122, 125)
Chief, Foreign Department of the Spanish National Tourist Office, Jaime Segarra was qualified as a judge and came from Lleida. He attended the 14th IUOTO General Assembly held in Manila, Philippines, already in November 1959. Would play an important part in IUOTO's transformation. Presided over one of the Assembly Committees at the 1970 Extraordinary General Assembly in Mexico. At the last IUOTO Assembly in Venezuela in 1973, Segarra invited the Organization to hold its next Assembly in Spain. This would be the first UNWTO General Assembly and would take place in Madrid.
Senanayake, Dharmasiri Mr. (247, 250, 260)
The Sri Lankan Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation, Senanayake was an active Member of UNWTO since 1975. He served as Council Chair in 1999 and was planning to host the Council in his home country but died in July 2000 before his intention could be realized.
Sessa, Alberto Prof. (230)
This Italian tourism professor and Director of ENIT (the Italian national tourism office) was the only other candidate to the post of UNWTO Secretary-General in 1993. The other was Antonio Enríquez, the serving candidate.
Thole, Lucien Mr. (25, 26)
The Dutch Secretary-General of IUOTO during the period that the Secretariat was located in Oslo (Norway) in 1948. Mr Thole was the former Secretary-General of the Rapprochement Committee for Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg.
Treub, Marie Willem Frederick Mr. (3, 4, 5)
Dutch Professor and former Minister of the Government of the Netherlands. President of the Dutch National Tourist Office and convener of the ‘International Congress of Official Associations of Tourist Propaganda’ held in The Hague in May 1925.
Tuttle, Donna Ms. (185, 191)
Undersecretary for Travel and Tourism in the US Department of Commerce. Chaired the 25th session of the UNWTO Executive Council which selected the successor of Robert C. Lonati (Dr Willibald Pahr).
Vasak, Karel Mr. (200, 205, 216, 267, 272)
The first full-time Legal Adviser to UNWTO, serving from 1986 to 1989. Of Czech origin and French nationality, Karel Vasak was an experienced jurist coming from UNESCO and selected by Dr Willibald Pahr. Was closely associated with the draft ‘Budapest Convention on Tourist Travel, Visits and Stays’. Also took a leading role in drafting a Working Party on ‘Security and Protection of Tourists and Tourist Facilities’, a ‘Diplomatic Conference to facilitate travel and tourist stays’ and an ‘Inter-parliamentary Conference on Tourism’. See resolutions: A/RES/222(VII), A/RES/223(VII) and A/RES/224(VII).
Waters, Somerset R. Mr. (41, 135)
An active Associate Member of IUOTO and Affiliate Member of UNWTO. Represented the publishing house Child & Waters Incorporated which specialized in travel and tourism.
Wilkinson, Herbert Dr (16, 24)
The first US representative to IUOTO from 1946 to 1949, coming from the US Department of Commerce. Was convinced of the contribution tourism could make to trade, notably through the Marshall Plan.
Wimble, Ernest W. Mr. (15, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30)
The British Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the ‘World Conference of National Tourist Organizations’ held at London in October 1946. Represented the United Kingdom on the IUOTO Executive Committee and chaired the session which, in September 1948, appointed Mr François Morin (France) as Secretary-General.
Yunis, Eugenio (263)
Formerly National Director of Tourism in Chile. Also served as a senior official of UNWTO.
Zuber, Arlette Mrs. (137, 143)
This Swiss Administrative Secretary, based at IUOTO's Headquarters, would remain at Geneva following the Organization's move to Madrid in January 1976. She took responsibility for the Geneva Liquidation Office, following decisions adopted by UNWTO's first General Assembly in May 1975. Continued to act as the UNWTO Geneva Liaison Officer into the 1980s.
- Chapter 1 The International Union of Official Tourist Propaganda Organizations (IUOTPO) 1925 to 1940
- Chapter 2 The World Conference of National Tourist Organizations, London, October 1946
- Chapter 3 Developments in 1947 and 1948
- Chapter 4 The Term of Office of Secretary-General François Morin, 1948 to 1957
- Chapter 5 Enter Robert C. Lonati, IUOTO Secretary-General
- Chapter 6 Strengthening the IUOTO Secretariat, the Rome Conference of 1963
- Chapter 7 Follow-up to the Rome Conference
- Chapter 8 ‘Factors Which May Call for a Change in IUOTO's Status’
- Chapter 9 The Conference of Plenipotentiaries, Sofia 1969
- Chapter 10 The Road to Mexico City, 1970
- Chapter 11 Adoption of the (UN)WTO* Statutes
- Chapter 12 IUOTO in Transition
- Chapter 13 The Search for a Headquarters
- Chapter 14 The Move to Madrid
- Chapter 15 The World Tourism Conference
- Chapter 16 The World Tourism Meeting and the Visit to Headquarters of Pope John Paul II
- Chapter 17 The Tenth Anniversary and Winds of Change
- Chapter 18 The Good Intentions of Willibald Pahr
- Chapter 19 The Legacy of Cancún
- Chapter 20 1992, An Anniversary Year
- Chapter 21 The Second Term of Antonio Enríquez Savignac
- Chapter 22 Francesco Frangialli Becomes Secretary-General Ad Interim
- Chapter 23 One Assessment, Nine Major Challenges
- Chapter 24 The World Tourism Organization Becomes a UN-Specialized Agency
- Chapter 25 Francesco Frangialli’s Third Term
- Chapter 26 Turning a New Page – Dr Taleb Rifai Takes Charge 2009–2017
- Chapter 27 The Challenges Ahead
- Afterword: ‘In the Beginning Was the Election’
- Index of Persons