WLO Chief Operating Officer Cristina Ortega met Yolanda Perdomo, Director of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Affiliate Members Programme, at the UNWTO headquarters, which are located in Madrid, close to the WLO’s Scientific and Technical Office in Bilbao.

Given that WLO is already an UNWTO Affiliate Member, the objective of this meeting was to explore further collaboration opportunities between both organizations. While WLO will invite UNWTO Secretary General to future WLO events, Yolanda Perdomo encouraged WLO representatives to attend the annual meeting of UNWTO Affiliate Members, which will take place in Iran in November 2018.

The representative of UNWTO also showed interest in the internal reflection carried out by the WLO on our contribution to the achievement of UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the door was open for further collaboration on specific studies and projects. Besides, more information about the WLO Special Interest Groups (SIGs) was requested by UNWTO, for consideration for future projects.