Category: WLO News-Insides

Jan 1
1970

WLO takes part in the UNWTO Working Group on SDGs Support

WLO Chief Operating Officer (COO), Dr. Cristina Ortega, took part in the meeting of the UNWTO Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) Support, held both at UNWTO Headquarters and online on the 13th February. WLO is an UNWTO Affiliate Member (AM), and this Working Group is precisely an initiative of the UNWTO AM Department.

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WLO Chief Operating Officer (COO), Dr. Cristina Ortega, took part in the meeting of the UNWTO Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) Support, held both at UNWTO Headquarters and online on the 13th February. WLO is an UNWTO Affiliate Member (AM), and this Working Group is precisely an initiative of the UNWTO AM Department.

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Jan 1
1970

WL Youth Ambassadors participate in the Thailand International Folklore Festival

By Dr. Miklos Banhidi, chair of the World Leisure Youth Ambassadors Committee

The Thailand International Folklore Festival (TIFF) took place between the 15th and the 31st January 2019). World Leisure Youth Ambassadors Committee (WLYA) was represented by a group of 34 young musicians (from USA, China, Hungary, South Korea, and Slovakia), members of YOUPECO (Young People’s Concert).This participation followed the invitation to YOUPECO during the Citizens Festival in Hangzhou, and the group was coordinated by Dr. Miklos Banhidi, chair of the WLYA.

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By Dr. Miklos Banhidi, chair of the World Leisure Youth Ambassadors Committee

The Thailand International Folklore Festival (TIFF) took place between the 15th and the 31st January 2019). World Leisure Youth Ambassadors Committee (WLYA) was represented by a group of 34 young musicians (from USA, China, Hungary, South Korea, and Slovakia), members of YOUPECO (Young People’s Concert).This participation followed the invitation to YOUPECO during the Citizens Festival in Hangzhou, and the group was coordinated by Dr. Miklos Banhidi, chair of the WLYA.

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Jan 1
1970

WLO COO meets the new director of UNWTO Affiliate Members Department

On the 24thJanuary, WLO Chief Operating Officer (COO), Dr. Cristina Ortega Nuere, visited the international tourism trade fair FITUR in Madrid, and met Mr. Ion Vilcu, recently appointed as the new director of the UNWTO Affiliate Members Department — which the WLO is part of. WLO COO introduced WLO’s programs to Mr. Vilcu and expressed our network’s interest in enhancing collaboration and participation within UNWTO.

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On the 24thJanuary, WLO Chief Operating Officer (COO), Dr. Cristina Ortega Nuere, visited the international tourism trade fair FITUR in Madrid, and met Mr. Ion Vilcu, recently appointed as the new director of the UNWTO Affiliate Members Department — which the WLO is part of. WLO COO introduced WLO’s programs to Mr. Vilcu and expressed our network’s interest in enhancing collaboration and participation within UNWTO.

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Jan 1
1970

WLO and Zhejiang University celebrate a signing ceremony recognizing ZJU as a new WLCE

On the 2nd November, at the Xixi Campus of Zhejiang University (ZJU), WLO COO Dr. Cristina Ortega represented the WLO in the signing and licensing ceremony of the World Leisure Center of Excellence (WLCE) recognition awarded to the Chinese University. Prof. GU Jianmin, Dean of College of Education, and former WLO Board member Prof. Dr. Lijun (Jane) ZHOU, Deputy Dean of the same College, represented ZJU at the ceremony. As part of the ceremony, Dr. Cristina Ortega delivered a lecture on the future of Leisure Studies.

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On the 2nd November, at the Xixi Campus of Zhejiang University (ZJU), WLO COO Dr. Cristina Ortega represented the WLO in the signing and licensing ceremony of the World Leisure Center of Excellence (WLCE) recognition awarded to the Chinese University. Prof. GU Jianmin, Dean of College of Education, and former WLO Board member Prof. Dr. Lijun (Jane) ZHOU, Deputy Dean of the same College, represented ZJU at the ceremony. As part of the ceremony, Dr. Cristina Ortega delivered a lecture on the future of Leisure Studies.

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Jan 1
1970

WLO, present at the 2018 Summit Forum on Rural Revitalization and Leisure Industry Development in Shangyu, China

From the 9th to the 11th November, WLO COO Dr. Cristina Ortega, and Executive Board members Dr. John Tower and Dr. Miklos Banhidi attended the 2018 Summit Forum on Rural Revitalization and Leisure Industry Development in Shangyu, China, where they delivered keynote presentations in the morning of the 10th November. WLO Board member Dr. Lijun (Jane) ZHOU was also invited to the summit, in the role of a round table debater on the 10th November afternoon.

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From the 9th to the 11th November, WLO COO Dr. Cristina Ortega, and Executive Board members Dr. John Tower and Dr. Miklos Banhidi attended the 2018 Summit Forum on Rural Revitalization and Leisure Industry Development in Shangyu, China, where they delivered keynote presentations in the morning of the 10th November. WLO Board member Dr. Lijun (Jane) ZHOU was also invited to the summit, in the role of a round table debater on the 10th November afternoon.

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Jan 1
1970

Road to Pinggu-Beijing 2020: 2nd China (Beijing) Leisure Congress gathers over 500 people

After the 1st edition in September 2017, the 2nd China (Beijing) Leisure Congress took place at Pinggu district on the 21st and 22nd of September. These Congresses are conceived as a warm-up for the 16th WL Congress, which will be held in Pinggu-Beijing in 2020. This new edition gathered over 500 people, who discussed on the issue of “Urban Culture and the Leisure Industry”, and related topics such as tourism, sports leisure and leisure agriculture and their connections to urban culture.

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After the 1st edition in September 2017, the 2nd China (Beijing) Leisure Congress took place at Pinggu district on the 21st and 22nd of September. These Congresses are conceived as a warm-up for the 16th WL Congress, which will be held in Pinggu-Beijing in 2020. This new edition gathered over 500 people, who discussed on the issue of “Urban Culture and the Leisure Industry”, and related topics such as tourism, sports leisure and leisure agriculture and their connections to urban culture.

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Jan 1
1970

Leisure Magazine and the WLO sign a Memorandum of Understanding

Dated 23rd September 2018, the Chinese publication Leisure Magazine and the WLO signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at establishing cooperation mechanisms for the promotion of WLO’s mission and vision in China.

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Dated 23rd September 2018, the Chinese publication Leisure Magazine and the WLO signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at establishing cooperation mechanisms for the promotion of WLO’s mission and vision in China.

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Jan 1
1970

WLO and China National Technical Committee on Leisure Standardization and China Leisure Association to cooperate for the promotion of WL Communities of Excellence

After a first encounter in May, when a WLO delegation met in Beijing with representatives of the China Leisure Association and the China National Leisure Standardization Technical Committee, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between these entities and the WLO in the last visit of WLO Chairman Dr. Roger Coles, Chief Operating Officer Dr. Cristina Ortega and WLO legal advisor Jack Agrios to China in October.

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After a first encounter in May, when a WLO delegation met in Beijing with representatives of the China Leisure Association and the China National Leisure Standardization Technical Committee, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between these entities and the WLO in the last visit of WLO Chairman Dr. Roger Coles, Chief Operating Officer Dr. Cristina Ortega and WLO legal advisor Jack Agrios to China in October.

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Jan 1
1970

Teresita Lencina – About Bilbao: “…I had the grateful experience of finding a city that I did not imagined”

Teresita Lencina

Expert in Intangible Cultural Heritage, UNESCO – (Argentina) – May, 22nd.

 

While visiting Bilbao, just for a few hours, I had the grateful experience of finding a city that I did not imagined. In a majestic geography, surrounded by mountains and water, a city divided by a sea loach is settled, banks that the legendary and amazing architecture links in harmony with beautiful bridges and grand structures open to wide spaces that invite to see.

The inner tramway toured me to the most attractive spots of the city, from the historical downtown to the modern areas to find a gigantic sculpture of the Sacred Heart in the very center of the Gran Via. And further away, but just a few minutes from downtown, the San Mamés Stadium and the modern building of Guggenheim Bilbao Museum, both symbols of a city open to transformation and quality of living, to joy and pleasure.

I walked down the main streets, book stores, trendy shop and the corners that the city offers. At midday, the rhythm of the city slows down and becomes gentler. Most of the shop close, except restaurants and cafes, that invite to contemplate the city from some pergola in one of the city’s wide streets, enjoying exquisite dishes.

I wanted to live Bilbao some more time…

 

 

Teresita Lencina

Expert in Intangible Cultural Heritage, UNESCO – (Argentina) – May, 22nd.

 

While visiting Bilbao, just for a few hours, I had the grateful experience of finding a city that I did not imagined. In a majestic geography, surrounded by mountains and water, a city divided by a sea loach is settled, banks that the legendary and amazing architecture links in harmony with beautiful bridges and grand structures open to wide spaces that invite to see.

The inner tramway toured me to the most attractive spots of the city, from the historical downtown to the modern areas to find a gigantic sculpture of the Sacred Heart in the very center of the Gran Via. And further away, but just a few minutes from downtown, the San Mamés Stadium and the modern building of Guggenheim Bilbao Museum, both symbols of a city open to transformation and quality of living, to joy and pleasure.

I walked down the main streets, book stores, trendy shop and the corners that the city offers. At midday, the rhythm of the city slows down and becomes gentler. Most of the shop close, except restaurants and cafes, that invite to contemplate the city from some pergola in one of the city’s wide streets, enjoying exquisite dishes.

I wanted to live Bilbao some more time…

 

 

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Jan 1
1970

María Luiza Souza, Fernando Tuacek and Eduardo Uhle – About Bilbao: “We felt in a city were we communicate by heart”

María Luiza Souza Dias, Fernando Tuacek and Eduardo Uhle 

SESC Sao Paulo and 2018 WL Congress Team (Brazil) – June, 16th. – 18th.

Bilbao is a city for people that welcomes all. While we were there, we were invited to share it’s culture and costumes. Good food, good wine and nice places for leisure. Physical activities and culture are all around it’s core – the Bilbao River estuary. A city that is blossoming to tourism, well structured and with a strong history. We felt in a city were we communicate by heart.

María Luiza Souza Dias, Fernando Tuacek and Eduardo Uhle 

SESC Sao Paulo and 2018 WL Congress Team (Brazil) – June, 16th. – 18th.

Bilbao is a city for people that welcomes all. While we were there, we were invited to share it’s culture and costumes. Good food, good wine and nice places for leisure. Physical activities and culture are all around it’s core – the Bilbao River estuary. A city that is blossoming to tourism, well structured and with a strong history. We felt in a city were we communicate by heart.

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