Dr Taleb Rifai, Secretary General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), gave a lecture at the Singidunum University on Wednesday, June 28, 2017. The theme of the lecture was "Global Trends in Tourism Development and Key Challenges".
"Respecting the mission of the Singidunum University, as a higher education institution, we think that this one-hour lecture aimed at students of all universities and institutions that offer tourism studies- as well as esteemed professors, deans, directors – will contribute to the improvement of knowledge in the field of tourism and the goals of sustainable development, enabling them to acquire additional educational experience, especially tailored to fit the needs of the tourism industry.” - stated the invitation sent by Mr. Rasim Ljajić, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia and the Minister of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications, sent to students of all higher education institutions that offer degree courses in the field of economy, tourism and hotel industry.
A distinguished guest was welcomed by prof. Emeritus, dr Slobodan Unković, after which a short meeting was held, attended by dr Renata Pindžo, Assistant Minister of Tourism, Ms. Marija Labović, Director of the Tourist Organization of Serbia, dr Georgi Genov, President of HORES and other representatives of the tourism industry, in addition to the representatives of the University Singidunum.
Prof. Dr. Vladimir Džamić, Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Tourism and Hotel Management, welcomed the distinguished guest and all attendants on behalf of prof. dr Milovan Stanišić, the President, Prof. dr Mladen Veinović, Rector of the University Singidunum and prof. dr Slobodan Čerović, Dean of FTHM.
Students and professors from the Faculty of Economics and Geography of the University of Belgrade, the College of Hotel Management, the Faculty of Tourism and Hotel Management of Singidunum University and representatives of the tourism industry attended a very useful and interesting lecture on global trends and challenges in tourism.
Prof. Slobodan Unković awarded dr Taleb Rifai with the plaquette of the Singidunum University in the honor of previous cooperation. On this occasion, prof. Unković also gave a thank-you-note to Mrs. Maria Labović, Director of TOS for successful cooperation.
The Faculty of Tourism and Hotel Management of the Singidunum University has been an associate member of the World Tourism Organization and UNWTO Reference Library since 2005, and the Faculty has been accredited by the World Tourism Organization TedQual award.