Kashmir to host the 50th annual Skal International Asia Area(SIAA)

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News: Kashmir has won the bid to host the 50th annual Skal International Asia Area(SIAA) Congress in 2021.

Facts:

  • 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.

Additional Facts:

  • UNWTO: It aims to promote responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism.Headquarters:Madrid, Spain.