global tourism

  • Global tourism needs a stimulus

    Published on : Monday, July 26, 2021

    Summer is here and the living is easy, as the old song goes. And both domestic and international holidaying should be increasing in spite of dark clouds of the pandemic still shrouding in some sections of the globe. But the …

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  • Commonwealth suggests its first global tourism action plan

    Published on : Friday, July 2, 2021

    The major drop in global tourism due to the pandemic is having an extensive and overwhelming impact, mainly for Small States. During a Commonwealth Tourism Seminar organized yesterday, the Commonwealth Secretariat has suggested for the development of a global ‘Tourism …

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  • Global tourism witnesses 260 million less international arrivals this spring compared to 2019

    Published on : Friday, April 16, 2021

    The UNWTO has revealed that global tourism is still suffering, with 260 million less international arrivals this spring compared to 2019. After a tricky 2020 end, it is no surprise that global tourism encountered further setbacks at the beginning of …

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  • Winners of global tourism start-up competition announced

    Published on : Saturday, February 20, 2021

    Tourism start-ups from across the world have been recognised for their unique contributions to sustainable and responsible tourism in the UNWTO SDGs Global Start-up Competition. The competition, which was supported by the United Nations Innovation Network, attracted some 10,000 initial …

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  • Redesigning global tourism in the middle of COVID-19

    Published on : Wednesday, December 23, 2020

    Coronavirus created a major lose in the attraction over Christmas celebrations in Bethlehem this year. But, shutting down the biblical town respected worldwide as Jesus’ birthplace at the height of the normally cheery holiday season. Thousands of international pilgrims were …

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  • Marriott Chief Executive Sorenson sees bright future of global tourism post pandemic

    Published on : Tuesday, October 27, 2020

    Marriott International Chief Executive Arne Sorenson recently stated that with the desire to travel gradually reasserting itself the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global travel and tourism sector would be eventually contained.

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  • UNWTO states safe restart of tourism is possible

    Published on : Friday, August 21, 2020

    UNWTO recently urged governments across the globe to come together in order to safely restart the tourism sector, stating that there is “no time for timid leadership.”

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  • Global tourism employers are taking upbeat measures to support their workers

    Published on : Saturday, May 16, 2020

    Employers from across global tourism are taking proactive measures to support their workers and assist communities in which they operate. With the tourism sector facing an unprecedented challenge, the World Committee on Tourism Ethics (a subsidiary of the World Tourism Organization) has …

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  • Global tourism would get survival boost from the East

    Published on : Tuesday, May 12, 2020

    Until just a couple of months ago, a bright future was expected, with Portugal breaking previous records in terms of tourism revenue, number of visitors and room nights. This success even brought complaints about overtourism. However, now there’s a whole …

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  • UNWTO reviews the plight of global tourism amid COVID-19 pandemic

    Published on : Friday, April 17, 2020

    The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) recently issued a new report highlighting the scale of disruption caused to the global tourism industry by the COVID-19 pandemic. The report outlines a comprehensive study on travel restrictions in the wake of …

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  • Corona virus is likely to affect global tourism significantly

    Published on : Tuesday, March 24, 2020

    The corona virus outbreak is expected to cost the global tourism industry $1 trillion in lost revenue, bringing around 50 million job losses worldwide, said the head of Global Tourism Forum (GTF) in Turkey.   Bulut Bağcı, the managing director …

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  • Coronavirus and its impact on the travel and tourism industry

    Published on : Saturday, March 21, 2020

    The travel and tourism sector is one of the largest industries in the world. Almost every country around the globe welcomes millions of tourists each year. Numerous people travel all around the year for both personal and professional reasons. These …

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  • Corona virus brings overall decline in global tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, March 4, 2020

    Travel industry professionals have said that corona virus outbreak that has spread to all continents except Antarctica has brought stagnation for the travel and tourism sector.   A tourism ministry official said, “There is a global scare. It is not …

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  • Coronavirus to affect world tourism rates, says WTO adviser

    Published on : Wednesday, February 26, 2020

    Of late, the spread of Coronavirus has severely impacted global tourism rates, making it the largest impediment in terms of global economic growth, said Adviser to the World Tourism Organization (WTO) Saeed el-Batouti.   WTO adviser mentioned that there is …

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  • Corona virus scare affects global tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, February 25, 2020

    Corona virus France is the most visited tourism destination for any country in the world, with almost 90 million visits a year. The country’s financial minister has said that visits could temporarily go down by 30% to 40% due to …

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  • Finalists selected for 2nd Global Tourism Startup Competition

    Published on : Tuesday, January 14, 2020

    The UNWTO, along with Globalia, a tourism group in Spain and Latin America, has selected the finalists of the 2nd Global Tourism Startup Competition. The two entities have been working on this initiative since 2018 when its first edition was held. …

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  • World Tourism Organization Leads Key Discussions on Sector Trends and Outlooks at the Global Tourism Economy Forum in Macao, China

    Published on : Tuesday, October 15, 2019

    At the 2019 Global Tourism Economy Forum, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has highlighted the importance of diversification, creativity and innovation for ensuring that the sector’s unique potential as a driver of sustainable economic growth and social inclusivity is fully …

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  • Global tourism meet begins in Macao

    Published on : Tuesday, October 15, 2019

    The Global Tourism Economy Forum, organised by China’s Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR), began here on Monday.   The two-day tourism event, under the theme of “Tourism and Leisure: Roadmap to a Beautiful Life,” was attended by industry leaders and …

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  • Global tourism companies all set to attract Indian outbound tourists

    Published on : Friday, July 26, 2019

    While muted inbound tourism numbers have been an issue for the travel sector, Indian outbound tourists are slowly increasing and international tourism destinations are increasing volumes of investments in India, employing senior executives for the market, introducing more marketing campaigns …

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  • The UAE has strengthened its performance in terms of global tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, May 15, 2019

    With the help of strategic tourism initiatives and endless attractions, the United Arab Emirates has fortified its performance in terms of global tourism, which is a key component of its policy of economic diversification. This has placed the UAE among …

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