UNWTO calls on tourists to visit Serbia, BiH, Croatia

BELGRADE - Taleb Rifai, secretary general of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), has called on tourists to continue to visit destinations and establishments still in operation in Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH) and Croatia as this can help to speed up rebuilding efforts.

Our thoughts at this difficult moment are with the all the people in Serbia, BiH and Croatia, Rifai stated on Tuesday, adding that UNWTO is deeply saddened by the news of the devastating floods currently affecting this part of Europe.

UNWTO is confident that the area will recover from this tragic occurrence and stands ready and committed to support the national authorities in any tourism-related recovery programmes for the affected areas in order to ensure that tourism continues to thrive and contribute to the region's socio-economic development, reads the statement.

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