• UNWTO Launches Global Guidelines to Reopen Tourism

    Published on : Friday, May 29, 2020

    The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has released a set of guidelines to help tourism sector emerge stronger and more sustainably from COVID-19. The guidelines highlight the need to act decisively, to restore confidence and, as UNWTO strengthens its partnership with …

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  • CNN Joins UNWTO on #TravelTomorrow Campaign

    Published on : Wednesday, May 27, 2020

    The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has joined forces with CNN International for a major new initiative designed to inspire people to get ready to travel again. The #TravelTomorrow campaign combines the key message of the United Nations specialized agency with …

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  • The UNWTO developing protocols to assist countries in opening their borders to foreign travelers

    Published on : Tuesday, May 19, 2020

    The UNWTO is coming up with protocols that will assist countries in opening their borders to foreign travelers. This has been said in a statement by the organization’s Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili. The UNWTO is developing a Home-to-Home document, which would make sure …

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  • Research Shows Strength of Tourism Sector’s Support for Workers and Communities

    Published on : Friday, May 15, 2020

    Employers from across global tourism are taking the lead in supporting their workers and helping the communities in which they operate, research carried out into the sector’s response to COVID-19 has found. As the sector faces up to an unprecedented …

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  • UNWTO Releases a COVID-19 Technical Assistance Package for Tourism Recovery

    Published on : Wednesday, May 13, 2020

    The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has released a Tourism Recovery Technical Assistance Package to offer guidance to Member States in response to COVID-19. The package is structured around three main pillars: economic recovery, marketing and promotion and institutional strengthening and …

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  • World Tourism Remains At a Standstill as 100% of Countries Impose Restrictions on Travel

    Published on : Tuesday, May 12, 2020

    COVID-19 has placed the whole world on lockdown, with new research from the World Tourism Organization showing that 100% of global destinations continue to have restrictions on travel in place, and 72% have completely closed their borders to international tourism. …

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  • Croatian National Tourist Board joins key tourism initiatives

    Published on : Friday, April 24, 2020

    The Croatian National Tourist Board has decided to be part of the ‘Travel Tomorrow’ campaign launched by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). The tourist board has joined the campaign with the aim of promoting gastronomy as an essential part of …

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  • UNWTO launches new call of action for travel and tourism recovery

    Published on : Thursday, April 2, 2020

    The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) recently released a set of recommendations calling for urgent and strong support to help the global tourism sector. The recommendations are the very first output from the Global Tourism Crisis Committee, established by …

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  • COVID-19 impact will push tourism back

    Published on : Monday, March 30, 2020

    An updated assessment of the impact of the Covid-19 on international tourism by the World Tourism Organisation has been released. It predicts that the international tourist arrivals will be down by 20-30 per cent in 2020 as compared to the …

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  • UNWTO urges entrepreneurs and innovators to accelerate tourism recovery

    Published on : Thursday, March 26, 2020

    The United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) in coordination with the World Health Organisation (WHO) recently urged the entrepreneurs and innovators to contribute new ideas and solutions to help the tourism industry. The requirement in light of the unprecedented challenge …

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  • UNWTO Convenes Global Tourism Crisis Committee

    Published on : Saturday, March 21, 2020

    The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) hosted a high-level virtual meeting yesterday, bringing together key UN agencies, the chairs of its Executive Council and Regional Commissions, and private sector leaders. Tourism is the economic sector that has been hardest hit by …

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  • UNWTO: By staying home today, we can travel tomorrow

    Published on : Thursday, March 19, 2020

    The UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) observes that full or partial travel restrictiosn have been or continue to be introduced across the world considering the recent COVID-19 situation.     Zurab Pololikashvili, secretary-general of UNWTO said that the pandemic affects …

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  • UNWTO and WHO Agree to Further Cooperation in COVID-19 Response

    Published on : Thursday, March 12, 2020

    The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Zurab Pololikashvili led a high- delegation to the World Health Organization (WHO) headquarters in Geneva to further advance the two agencies’ coordinated response to the worldwide Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak.   WHO Director-General …

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  • COVID-19: UNWTO calls on tourism to be part of recovery plans

    Published on : Friday, March 6, 2020

    In an update on the sector’s response to the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) offers a first assessment pointing to a decrease in international arrivals and receipts in 2020. Public health measures need to be implemented in …

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  • Coronavirus now becomes a worldwide pandemic

    Published on : Friday, February 28, 2020

    The novel coronavirus has gone global reaching most of the Asian nations and European countries. This outbreak in China becomes a worldwide epidemic. Since it was first identified in mid-December (Wuhan Province), the virus has killed more than 2,800 worldwide. …

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  • WHO and UNWTO working together in guiding travel and tourism sectors in the wake of corona virus

    Published on : Friday, February 28, 2020

    With the current outbreak of the corona virus Disease (COVID-19) continuing to widen, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) are committed to work together in guiding the travel and tourism sectors’ response to COVID-19.   …

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  • UNWTO Places Tourism in the European Parliament

    Published on : Thursday, February 20, 2020

    The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) today addressed the European Parliament in the context of several high-level meetings aimed at placing tourism high on European Union’s agenda. Europe is the world’s most visited regions and home to international …

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  • Greece Welcomes UNWTO Support for Sustainable Tourism Growth

    Published on : Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    unwtoThe Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) paid a high-level visit to Greece to meet with the Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism and offer the United Nations’ specialized agency’s support as the country works to grow and diversify …

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  • Tourism and Cinema for the Achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals

    Published on : Thursday, February 6, 2020

    Year after year, destinations are receiving more and more travellers whose motivation is to visit locations where famous series or movies were filmed. Culture is an essential vector for tourism and cinema can serve as a mirror of the culture …

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  • Many countries witness a jump in visitors in 2019

    Published on : Wednesday, February 5, 2020

    Overseas trips accounted for 1.5 billion in 2019, going up four per cent from 2018, as per latest statistics from the UNWTO.   France remained the most-visited country with more than 90 million visitors, followed by Spain’s 83.8 million.   However, …

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