Posted: 8 months ago

UNWTO Re-elects Zurab Pololikashvili as Secretary-General For 2022-2025

UNWTO has elected Zurab Pololikashvili as Secretary-General for the years 2022-2025.

Zurab Pololikashvili previously served as Georgia’s resident ambassador in Spain with co-accreditations to Andorra, Morocco, and Algeria. Besides his native Georgian, he is fluent in four out of five official languages in the UNWTO, all except Arabic. 

Zurab needed 2/3rd of the vote at the ongoing UNWTO General Assembly in Madrid to be confirmed.

World Tourism Network Chairman and eTN Publisher Juergen Steinmetz says: “UNWTO member States have spoken. I think we have winners tonight. This was a fair vote tonight. World Tourism Network was fighting to have this fair vote, and it concluded. “