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World Tourism Organization (UN WTO)

World Tourism Organization was established at first as International Congress of the official tourist organizations in 1925 in The Hague, Netherlands. In 1934, the WTO has changed its name to International Union of official organizations to promote tourism, which after World War II (1947) was transformed into the International Union of Official Travel Organizations (UOTO), and its headquarters moved to Geneva (Switzerland) .

In 1975, the International Union for the recommendation of the U.N.O. was reorganized into an intergovernmental institution - the World Tourism Organization, with headquarters in Madrid (Spain). In 1976 WTO has received the status of the Executive Agencies United Nations Development Program, and in December 2003. - U.N.O. specialized agency - UNWTO.


The structure of the WTO, UN includes about 160 countries, 7 territories, and about 400 members, affiliated and representing the private business sector, educational institutions, tourism and hotel associations, local tourism administrations.

Kyiv University of Tourism, Economics and Law, on the recommendation of the Government of Ukraine was admitted to the Business Council, UN WTO at the XIII session of the General Assembly, UN WTO in Santiago de Chile, the Republic of Chile in September 1999.

World Association of professional training in the hospitality and tourism (AMFORT)

Established in Nice in 1969. Headquartered is situated in Paris (France). Members of the association are research centers, educational institutions, official tourist organizations and enterprises.

Kyiv University of Tourism, Economics and Law is a Member of the Association since 2001.



Joint University of Tourism of CIS participating country

It was built and registered by the Ministry of Justice of Russia in Moscow in 1998 as the International Union of public associations. Its members are academic institutions, research centers, as well as scientific and pedagogical workers and professionals working in the field of tourism.

KUTEL became a member of the Joint University of Tourism in 1998. 

The main directions of international cooperation KUTEL

  • Integration into European, world cultural and educational scientific space
  • Cooperation with leading international tourism organizations and diplomatic missions
  • Implementation of joint projects and cooperation programs with universities, research institutions and professional societies of the European Union and the Commonwealth of Independent States
  • Forming a network of foreign practice bases for language and professional practice, probation period for students and teachers
  • Promoting the employment of students and graduates

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