United Nations World Tourism Organisation

  • UNWTO reports 65% decrease in tourist arrival during first half of 2020

    Published on : Thursday, September 17, 2020

    UNWTO recently published the latest issue of the World Tourism Barometer that showed how international tourist arrivals dropped by 65% during the first half of 2020.

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  • UNWTO reports gradual reopening of more than 50% global tourism destinations

    Published on : Monday, September 14, 2020

    The United Nations World Tourism Organisation recently confirmed that an ongoing trend towards the gradual restart of tourism can finally be noticed

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  • Alipay with over 900 million users worldwide reshapes Chinese tourism business

    Published on : Tuesday, December 4, 2018

    China’s leading payment and lifestyle platform, Alipay operated by Ant Financial Services Group, has more than 900 million users globally.     Alipay has over 700 million active users in China as of September, with 70 percent of them using …

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  • Mexico saw record-breaking 39.3 million visitors in 2017, sixth most visited country

    Published on : Thursday, October 25, 2018

    Since 2012 the international visitation to Mexico witnessed a 78.7 percent increase welcoming a record-breaking 39.3 million visitors.     As per the United Nations World Tourism Organisation Mexico is now the world’s sixth most visited country. This shows a …

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  • Asian tourism grew the fastest since 2005 – UNMTO

    Published on : Thursday, October 25, 2018

    Tourism in Asia and Pacific recorded the most rapid growth in international arrivals since 2005 when compared to the other world destinations as per the report released at the Global Tourism Economy Forum in Macao. The Asia Tourism Trends – …

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  • ‘Trump not responsible for negative impact on American tourism industry’

    Published on : Friday, October 12, 2018

    According to the Global Business Travel Association the number of international visits to America fell by around 5%  creating a loss of £140million a week to the US economy.  During the first six months of 2017  arrivals went down by …

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  • Jamaica to serve UNWTO for two years

    Published on : Friday, September 15, 2017

    Jamaica will be serving a two-year term after being elected by the executive council of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation alongside Argentina and Uruguay.   The shared arrangement of the four-year membership will allow the three designated seats for …

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  • Lai Mohammed appointed as the Vice President of UNWTO

    Published on : Thursday, September 14, 2017

    During the ongoing 22 General Assembly in Chengdu, Sichuan Province of Southwest China, the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) elected Nigeria as the Vice President .   The  Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed took the seat on …

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  • Vietnam attracts over 8 million foreign tourists in 2017

    Published on : Wednesday, August 30, 2017

    Vietnam had embraced over 8.47 million foreign visitors in the initial eight months of 2017 marking a rise of 29.7% against the same period of 2016.   It had served 52.8 million domestic tourists, earning a total of 335.8 trillion …

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  • Direct China-Ireland flights to boost tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, April 25, 2017

    Ireland has recently witnessed a promising Chinese tourism, well boosted thanks to the introduction of a direct flight between Ireland and China.   The number of Chinese tourists to Ireland had reached to 50,000 in the year 2016, a year …

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  • Victoria Falls attract more tourists thanks to Uni-Visa

    Published on : Thursday, March 9, 2017

    Zambia’s premier holiday resort Victoria Falls have started witnessing a higher footfall in tourist arrivals after the re-introduction of the Kavango-Zambezi (KAZA) Uni-Visa in December last year, according to an official.   This Uni-Visa permits tourists to reside in Zimbabwe …

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  • UNWTO states tourism witnessed 3.9% growth in 2016

    Published on : Monday, January 30, 2017

    The United Nations World Tourism Organisation , UNWTO said in its last report that the demand for international tourism continued to remain quite strong in the year 2016 though there have been several challenges.   This organization said that the …

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