Taleb Rifai, the outgoing Secretary General of the UNWTO will be remembered as having been the unifier and was one who went out of his way to stand by member states now has four countries that have announced they have candidates for the May elections.
Zimbabwe, Georgia, Brazil and the Seychelles are all now firmly in the race to replace Taleb Rifai.
Zimbabwe with Walter Mzembi was first on the staring line before being joined by Zurab Pololikashvili from Georgia
Yesterday Brazil announced Márcio Favilla as their candidate and from the Seychelles it was confirmed that Alain St.Ange was their candidate.
This race will prove hard for all candidates because each of the candidates are coming with a number of friendly countries by their sides.
At FITUR, the Tourism Trade Fair of Spain every candidate will be on deck trying to woo support for their candidacy.