For Media

Hotels for Press
Accommodation levels in Rio de Janeiro are anticipated to be at full occupancy during the conference. While it is not the responsibility of the United Nations to procure accommodation for the media, it should be noted that the Brazilian national organizing committee for Rio+20 has committed to blocking a minimum of 500 hotel rooms in Rio de Janeiro for media covering the conference. Costs must be covered by the media. For more details, visit: http://www.rio20.gov.br For information regarding room availability please contact: Terramar Travel Agency

Emails: reservas2@terramar.tur.br or reservas4@terramar.tur.br or reservas8@terramar.tur.br

Tel: (+55+21) 35120067 or (+55+11) 30142042 or (+55+19) 35145600

Media representatives must present their approval letter and copy rio20.hoteis@itamaraty.gov.br when requesting their accommodations.

Information

UN-backed project to provide tourism management skills in Africa and Asia
Some 8,000 tourism workers and entrepreneurs from developing countries in Africa and Asia will benefit from a training project supported by the United Nations and implemented by an international development organization based in the Netherlands.

The project, which is backed by the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), will provide vocational tourism training in Benin, Cambodia, Ghana, Mali, Mozambique, Nepal and Vietnam ? countries where tourism is increasingly a leading source of jobs and economic growth.

It will be implemented by the SNV Netherlands Development Organisation with ?2 million ($2.87 million) in funding from the European Union. Workers and entrepreneurs participating in the High Impact Tourism Training (HITT) initiative will receive practical tourism training in major working areas to improve their technical and management skills, increase their income potential and enhance their resilience in the event of crises in the sector. Participants will also benefit from links established through the project with the mainstream tourism sector, which will open opportunities for entrepreneurs and workers.

Each of the seven pilot countries is home to one or more of UNWTO?s Sustainable Tourism ? Eliminating Poverty (ST-EP) and/or technical cooperation projects which aim to reduce poverty through sustainable forms of tourism. Local communities involved in those projects will directly benefit from HITT, which will be implemented through an alliance involving national and local governments, syndicates, technical and vocational education and training providers, and the private sector.
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