News: Kashmir has won the bid to host the 50th annual Skal International Asia Area(SIAA) Congress in 2021.
- SIAA: It is an organisation of tourism leaders around the world, promoting global tourism and friendship since 1934.
- Significance: It is an Affiliated Member of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).
- Which initiatives it supports? The organization supports the Sustainable Tourism-Eliminating Poverty Initiative(ST-EP).
- ST-EP is a programme of the UNWTO which brings together UN agencies, governments, donor agencies, NGOs and other stakeholders to unite in a concerted effort to use tourism in actively combating poverty throughout the world.
- UNWTO: It aims to promote responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism.Headquarters:Madrid, Spain.