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Kyiv aims to continue its membership in the UNWTO

Kyiv wishes to continue its membership in the UNWTO, which currently comprises 158 countries. The director of the Tourism Development Center, Volodymyr Tsaruk said that this topic was discussed at a... … [Read more...]

Private sector commits to the UNWTO Global Code of Ethics for Tourism at FITUR

Cielos Abiertos (Colombia), Destinos R.I. (Costa Rica), Tradewings Tours & Travel Corp. (Philippines), Turisferr Association (Spain), Civitatis (Spain), Intercruises (Spain), Vincci Hoteles... … [Read more...]

Global tourist arrivals grow 7% in 2017

As per the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer, global tourist arrivals grew by a remarkable 7% to reach 1,322 million last year.   This strong momentum is expected to continue this year too at... … [Read more...]

Middle East & North Africa tourism consolidates recovery

Organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Casa Árabe, the public consortium headed by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the event focused on current trends and short term... … [Read more...]

Brand Africa and biodiversity focus of the 9th edition of INVESTOUR

Nearly 30 African Tourism ministers convened at INVESTOUR to debate and exchange experiences on the development of the sector in the continent. This unique Tourism Investment and Business Forum for... … [Read more...]

Tourism in the US declines with Europe seeing a growth

Although the number of trips made by global travelers increased by 7% last year, according to the UNWTO, trips to the U.S. fell by about 4%.   This decline follows a 2% drop in 2016, allowing... … [Read more...]

2017 International Tourism Results: the highest in seven years

Based on data reported by destinations around the world, it is estimated that international tourist arrivals (overnight visitors) worldwide increased 7% in 2017. This is well above the sustained and... … [Read more...]

Tourism continues to grow in Europe and other nations globally

Data from the UNWTO shows that tourism is booming. International tourist numbers grew by 7 percent last year, reaching an estimated 1.3 billion. The UNWTO expects this momentum to continue this year... … [Read more...]

UNWTO activities at FITUR 2018

A workshop on Chinese outbound tourism (17 January) will be among the first activities of UNWTO at FITUR, together with the 14th Edition of the UNWTO Awards on Innovation and Excellence in Tourism... … [Read more...]

Outgoing Secretary General of the UNWTO Dr. Taleb Rifai speaks about 2017 as a record year for tourism

In what appears to be a farewell and last statement on the performance of the global tourism industry, the immediate past Secretary General of the UNWTO, Dr. Taleb Rifai, described 2017 as a special... … [Read more...]

New Secretary General of the UNWTO advocates sustainable tourism in his New Year message

The newly elected Secretary-General of the UNWTO Zurab Pololikashvili said in his New Year message that sustained growth brings a lot of opportunities for economic welfare and development.  ... … [Read more...]

The new Secretary General of the UNWTO speaks about new agenda

On Tuesday, Zurab Pololikashvili, the new elected Secretary General of the UNWTO said that tourism employs one in 10 people in the world either directly or indirectly.   In his first official... … [Read more...]

The International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development comes to an end

In a recent message provided by Taleb Rifai, secretary general, World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development and its legacy was presented there.... … [Read more...]

New Year Message by UNWTO Secretary-General, Zurab Pololikashvili

It is with a sense of pride and humility that I assume my post as Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) for the period 2018-2021.   I would like to take this opportunity to... … [Read more...]