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The Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives Ministry will introduce two new schemes to further boost entrepreneurial and cooperative development in the country.
On World Cities Day, 55 cities join the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN), following their designation by UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay. New cities were acknowledged for their strong commitment to harnessing culture and creativity as part of their development strategies, and displaying innovative practices in human-centred urban planning. With the latest additions, the Network now counts 350 cities in more than one hundred countries, representing seven creative fields: Crafts and Folk Art, Design, Film, Gastronomy, Literature, Media Arts and Music.
The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) and Microsoft have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 16 October at GITEX Global 2023. The alliance enables innovation in key areas such as generative artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud computing and brings together both organisations' capabilities and resources to enhance the tourist and cultural experience in Abu Dhabi.
Yu In-chon, the newly-appointed Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, began his first day in office at the Sejong government complex on Monday.
Scotland’s museums and galleries contribute to a range of important national outcomes, for example: improving health and wellbeing, education, climate awareness, building cohesive communities and supporting fair work and skills development. Given the high impact in these areas – examples of which can be found in our case studies area – evidencing impact tends to focus on the social, wellbeing and learning benefits of museums and galleries. However, as a core part of the major culture and tourism economy in Scotland, there is a need to further understand the specific economic benefits, as an often underestimated area of impact of our sector.
The Secretary of Tourism Development of Yucatán (SEFOTUR), UNESCO in Mexico, Airbnb, and the Union of Community Tourism Cooperatives Co'ox Mayab have launched the ""Capacity Enhancement for Community Tourism in Yucatán"" programme to promote a fairer distribution of tourism benefits through a community rural strategy. This scheme aims to strengthen the capacities of local communities in heritage management, sustainability, and the development of authentic tourist tours and activities.