Secretary General of Tourism Group Dies
MADRID, Spain (AP) _ Roberto Lonati, secretary general of the World Tourism Organization, died Tuesday at a local hospital, officials said. He was 67.
Lonati’s term as secretary general had been scheduled to end Tuesday. His successor is Willy Pahr, an Austrian.
Lonati, born in Nice, France, in 1918, was named secretary general of the organization when it was founded 10 years ago.
He had previously been secretary general of the International Union of Tourism Organizations. He also had worked for the French news agency Agence France Presse.
The World Tourism Organization has 107 member nations and is based in Madrid.