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PA withdraws its bid to be recognized as member of the UNWTO

Yesterday, the Palestinian Authority withdrew its bid to be recognized as a member state of the UNWTO.   The UNWTO was expected to approve the PA’s membership at its General Assembly in China... http://www.travelandtourworld.com … [Read more...]

Najib Balala elected UNWTO Africa Commission chair

On Tuesday, Tourism CS Najib Balala was nominated chair of the UN Word Tourism Organisation Commission for Africa in Chengdu, China. Balala will occupy this position for two years til 2019 if... http://www.travelandtourworld.com … [Read more...]

Najib Balala elected UNWTO Africa Commission chair

On Tuesday, Tourism CS Najib Balala was nominated chair of the UN Word Tourism Organisation Commission for Africa in Chengdu, China. Balala will occupy this position for two years til 2019 if... http://www.travelandtourworld.com … [Read more...]

Kenya’s international tourism shows resilience in first half of 2017

International tourists have grown by six per cent to 598 million all around the globe in the first six months of this year, which is the strongest since the last seven years.     The latest... http://www.travelandtourworld.com … [Read more...]

Neil Brownlee, from VisitScotland will be speaking at the UNWTO 39th Plenary Meeting

VisitScotland’s Neil Brownlee will be speaking at the UNWTO 39th Plenary Meeting of Affiliate Members, in Chengdu, China.   Brownlee, head of business events at VisitScotland, along with... http://www.travelandtourworld.com … [Read more...]

Palestinian Authority aims to join the UNWTO

A request filed by the Palestinian Authority last year for joining the UNWTO is slated to come to a vote this week at the body’s summit in Chengdu, China. For gaining acceptance, it needs approval... http://www.travelandtourworld.com … [Read more...]

UNWTO deeply saddened by the tragic effects of hurricane Irma

UNWTO is deeply saddened by the tragic effects brought by hurricane Irma across the Caribbean. “On behalf of the international tourism community, UNWTO conveys its heartfelt condolences to the... http://www.travelandtourworld.com … [Read more...]

International tourism – strongest half-year results since 2010

Visitor numbers reported by destinations around the world reflect strong demand for international travel in the first half of 2017, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Worldwide,... http://www.travelandtourworld.com … [Read more...]

Uzbekistan and the UNWTO discusses plans for tourism cooperation and international promotion

Uzbekistan and the UNWTO had discussed the plans for cooperation in tourism, with a view to promote Uzbekistan in the international tourism market.   Samarkand hosted the meeting of the Chairman... http://www.travelandtourworld.com … [Read more...]

New sustainable tourism campaign by the UNWTO

In the midst of growing anti-tourist protests throughout Europe and proliferating measures to alleviate impacts of travelers worldwide, the UNWTO has announced a new sustainable tourism campaign... http://www.travelandtourworld.com … [Read more...]

Uzbekistan President meets with the UNWTO Secretary General

The Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev met with the Secretary General of the UNWTO Dr. Taleb Rifai on August 27. Rifai arrived to Uzbekistan for participating in the international conference... http://www.travelandtourworld.com … [Read more...]

UNWTO Launches ‘Travel.Enjoy.Respect’ Campaign

In the framework of the International Year on Sustainable Tourism for Development, 2017, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is launching a consumer-oriented campaign aimed at raising awareness of... http://www.travelandtourworld.com … [Read more...]

UNWTO strongly condemns the attack perpetrated in Barcelona

UNWTO strongly condemns the heinous attack perpetrated yesterday in the city of Barcelona and expresses its heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the innocent victims and to the people... http://www.travelandtourworld.com … [Read more...]

International Youth Day – Celebrating the Potential of Tourism to Empower Youth

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Hilton and the WYSE Travel Confederation will join forces ahead of International Youth Day at the Youth General Assembly at the United Nations Headquarters to... http://www.travelandtourworld.com … [Read more...]