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Guatemala partners with UNWTO to launch Sustainable Tourism Observatory

GUATEMALA PARTNERS WITH UNWTO TO LAUNCH SUSTAINABLE TOURISM OBSERVATORY

The new Observatory is located in the city of La Antigua Guatemala, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a leading tourism destination....

Qatar Prime Minister and Minister of Interior meets with the UNWTO Secretary-General

QATAR PRIME MINISTER AND MINISTER OF INTERIOR MEETS WITH THE UNWTO SECRETARY-GENERAL

His Excellence the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani met with the UNWTO Secretary-General...

 
 
 
World mayors & representatives signed an oath to manage over-tourism!

WORLD MAYORS & REPRESENTATIVES SIGNED AN OATH TO MANAGE OVER-TOURISM!

Mayors and representatives of 16 world cities have signed an oath to bring into line the tourism policies in tandem with sustainable...

Russia to host OTDYKH International Travel Market and UNWTO General Assembly

RUSSIA TO HOST OTDYKH INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL MARKET AND UNWTO GENERAL ASSEMBLY

This September Russia will be hosting two landmark events in the Russian travel industry the OTDYKH 2019 in Moscow General Assembly...

 
 
 
Cape Town selected again as one of the top 15 most popular destinations globally

CAPE TOWN SELECTED AGAIN AS ONE OF THE TOP 15 MOST POPULAR DESTINATIONS GLOBALLY

Cape Town was picked as one of the top 15 most popular destinations around the world in a global study. The research aims to set the...

The Future of Mountain Tourism: Sustainability and Innovation

THE FUTURE OF MOUNTAIN TOURISM: SUSTAINABILITY AND INNOVATION

The 4th edition of the UNWTO Euro-Asian Mountain Tourism Conference highlighted the need for collective efforts in overcoming current...

 
 
 
Catherine Afeku gets UN tourism appointment

CATHERINE AFEKU GETS UN TOURISM APPOINTMENT

The Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Catherine Abelema Afeku, has been appointed Chairperson of the Leadership Taskforce of the...

Number of tourist trips increases 6% last year

NUMBER OF TOURIST TRIPS INCREASES 6% LAST YEAR

Last year, the number of tourist trips increased by 6% compared to 2017 amounting to a record 1.4 billion. This was stated in the UNWTO...

 
 
 
UNWTO: Visitor number in Britain falls, contrast to worldwide increase in international arrivals

UNWTO: VISITOR NUMBER IN BRITAIN FALLS, CONTRAST TO WORLDWIDE INCREASE IN INTERNATIONAL ARRIVALS

UK saw a decline of 5.3 % in overseas tourists and a 2.3% fall in spending contrary to the predictions that a record year in 2017 will...

The UNWTO Secretary-General praises Georgian reforms in tourism

THE UNWTO SECRETARY-GENERAL PRAISES GEORGIAN REFORMS IN TOURISM

Zurab Pololikashvili, the Secretary General of the UNWTO, while attending international tourism fair FITUR 2019 in Spain, said that...

 
 
 
San Sebastian will host the 5th edition of the UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism

SAN SEBASTIAN WILL HOST THE 5TH EDITION OF THE UNWTO WORLD FORUM ON GASTRONOMY TOURISM

The World Tourism Organization and the Basque Culinary Center have signed the Agreement for the holding of the 5th UNWTO World Forum...

The UK features among poor-performing destinations last year

THE UK FEATURES AMONG POOR-PERFORMING DESTINATIONS LAST YEAR

Last year, the UK was among one of the few poor-performing destinations that the UNWTO singled out for a bumper year in international...

 
 
 
International Tourist Arrivals Reach 1.4 billion Two Years Ahead of Forecasts

INTERNATIONAL TOURIST ARRIVALS REACH 1.4 BILLION TWO YEARS AHEAD OF FORECASTS

International tourist arrivals grew 6% in 2018, totalling 1.4 billion according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. UNWTO's...

5th edition of the UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism to be held in Donostia

5TH EDITION OF THE UNWTO WORLD FORUM ON GASTRONOMY TOURISM TO BE HELD IN DONOSTIA

Donostia will be hosting the 5th edition of the UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism. It is a forum organized by the UNWTO and the...

 
 
 
Finalists of the 15th UNWTO Awards Announced

FINALISTS OF THE 15TH UNWTO AWARDS ANNOUNCED

The World Tourism Organization has announced the finalists to win the 15th UNWTO Awards, which recognize inspirational projects having...

International tourist arrivals grow 5% this year from January to September

INTERNATIONAL TOURIST ARRIVALS GROW 5% THIS YEAR FROM JANUARY TO SEPTEMBER

This year, international tourist arrivals grew five percent year-on-year from January to September propelled by continued demand for...

 
 
 
Kenya is diversifying its unique tourism products and tapping on cultural tourism

KENYA IS DIVERSIFYING ITS UNIQUE TOURISM PRODUCTS AND TAPPING ON CULTURAL TOURISM

Kenya is diversifying its unique tourism products and tapping on cultural tourism as a key product. During addressing the 3rd edition...

UNWTO/UNESCO Conference: Cultural Tourism Sustains Communities and Living Heritage

UNWTO/UNESCO CONFERENCE: CULTURAL TOURISM SUSTAINS COMMUNITIES AND LIVING HERITAGE

The third cultural tourism conference organized jointly between the World Tourism Organization and the United Nations Educational,...

 
 
 
Number of Indians going abroad expected to double in next three years as per the UNWTO

NUMBER OF INDIANS GOING ABROAD EXPECTED TO DOUBLE IN NEXT THREE YEARS AS PER THE UNWTO

The UNWTO has predicted that the number of Indians going abroad will double to 50 million in the next three years. Are online travel...

3rd UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture to be held in Istanbul

3RD UNWTO/UNESCO WORLD CONFERENCE ON TOURISM AND CULTURE TO BE HELD IN ISTANBUL

The 3rd UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture will be held next month in Istanbul, Turkey. The theme of the 2018 World...