UNWTO Tourism

  • UNWTO Hosts First High-Level Forun on Tourism Investment in Africa

    Published on : Friday, February 28, 2020

    Tourism Ministers from across Africa came together for the first UNWTO Global Investment Forum in Africa, a landmark event aimed at unlocking the potential of investment for driving sustainable growth and development. This gathering is a contribution to the UNWTO …

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  • A Joint Statement on Tourism and Covid-19 – UNWTO and Who Call For Responsibility and Coordination

    Published on : Wednesday, February 26, 2020

    As the current outbreak of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) continues to develop, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) are committed to working together in guiding the travel and tourism sectors’ response to COVID-19.   On …

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  • King of Spain Signals Strong Support For UNWTO’s Tourism Ambitions

    Published on : Wednesday, January 22, 2020

    His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain joined the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) for a special gala dinner in Madrid last night, further strengthening the support and commitment of Spain to sustainable tourism development.   Held to mark the 40th anniversary …

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  • The 110th Session of the UNWTO Executive Council meets in Baku, Azerbaijan

    Published on : Wednesday, June 26, 2019

    The 110th Session of the UNWTO Executive Council met in Baku, Azerbaijan from June 16-18 this year. More than 40 Member States along with representatives from the public and private sectors took part in the meeting. Seychelles was represented by …

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  • New UNWTO Report on Gastronomy Tourism: The Case of Japan

    Published on : Tuesday, May 28, 2019

    The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Japan Travel and Tourism Association (JTTA) and Gurunavi have released the new UNWTO Report on Gastronomy Tourism: The Case of Japan. The publication includes 18 different case studies of successful gastronomy tourism in Japan. …

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  • Guatemala partners with UNWTO to launch Sustainable Tourism Observatory

    Published on : Monday, May 20, 2019

    The new Observatory is located in the city of La Antigua Guatemala, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a leading tourism destination. Led by the Instituto Guatemalteco de Turismo (INGUAT) and supported by the Guatemalan government, the Observatory will periodically …

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  • The ‘UNWTO Tourism Tech Adventure: Scaling Up´ organized by the UNWTO

    Published on : Thursday, May 2, 2019

    The ‘UNWTO Tourism Tech Adventure: Scaling Up´ organized by the UNWTO along with the support of the Colombian government, saw a participation of around 700 participants from around the world. Start-ups, academia, corporations, investors, business incubators and accelerators, discussed with …

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  • The UNWTO holds forum in Segovia

    Published on : Saturday, March 30, 2019

    The UNWTO held the forum “Facing the Demographic Challenge through Tourism and Innovation” in Segovia, whose opening was attended by Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez; Spain’s Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism, María Reyes Maroto; the President of the Junta de Castilla y …

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  • UNWTO lauds the tourism efforts of Belarus

    Published on : Wednesday, March 27, 2019

    The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) welcomes the initiations of Belarus to endorse tourism, Jaime Alberto Cabal Sanclemente, the Deputy Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization explained as he met with Pavel Pustovoi, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus …

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  • UNWTO/GTERC Report: Asia and the Pacific grows in importance for Global Tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, October 23, 2018

    The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), in partnership with the Global Tourism Economy Research Centre (GTERC), presented its Asia Tourism Trends Report today at the Global Tourism Economy Forum in Macao (China). The report shows Asia and the Pacific outperforming all …

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  • UNWTO/Chimelong Media Award on Wildlife and Sustainable Tourism

    Published on : Monday, July 23, 2018

    Media has a key role in promoting sustainable tourism.   The Media Award is a unique opportunity to share your work and showcase experiences and efforts to advance sustainable tourism for wildlife conservation in the African continent.   The call …

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  • The UNWTO chief says that Africa needs to embrace sustainable tourism practices

    Published on : Tuesday, March 13, 2018

    The UNWTO secretary-general, Zurab Pololikashvili has stressed African tourism and environment ministers for embracing the key principles of sustainable tourism practices.   It’s not just about being philanthropic, but also beneficial in the economic sense. He indicated that the number …

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  • More than 1300 delegates attend 22nd UNWTO General Assembly in Chengdu

    Published on : Wednesday, September 13, 2017

    More than 1300 delegates from over 130 countries attended the opening of the 22nd session of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) General Assembly in Chengdu, China this morning. During the next four days, the priorities of the Organization for 2018-2019, …

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  • QTA participates in 22nd session of the UNWTO General Assembly

    Published on : Monday, September 11, 2017

    The Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) is participating in the 22nd session of the UNWTO General Assembly which started today in Chengdu, China.   The delegation led by QTA Chief Tourism Development Officer, Hassan Al Ibrahim, comprising members from QTA’s executive …

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  • UNWTO condemns the attack in Manila

    Published on : Friday, June 2, 2017

    UNWTO strongly condemns the attack perpetrated in Manila yesterday. On behalf of the international tourism community, UNWTO conveys its heartfelt condolences and sympathy to the families and friends of the victims and to the Filipino people. “The Philippines is one …

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  • Jamaica submits its candidacy for UNWTO Executive Council position

    Published on : Friday, June 2, 2017

    Jamaica Minister of tourism, Edmund Bartlett, said that Jamaica has submitted its application to occupy one of five seats allocated to the Regional Commission of the Americas on the Executive Council of the UNWTO for 2018 – 2021. Bartlett said, …

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  • Dr. Taleb Rifai to participate at the 6th UNWTO conference on tourism in Manila

    Published on : Friday, June 2, 2017

    The UNWTO Secretary-General Dr. Taleb D. Rifai has confirmed his participation at the 6th UNWTO Conference on Tourism Statistics which will take place in Manila from June 21 to 23. According to Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Wanda Corazon Teo, …

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  • Meeting of UNWTO World Tourism Network on Child Protection held in Berlin

    Published on : Wednesday, March 15, 2017

    The 32nd meeting of the UNWTO World Tourism Network on Child Protection was held in Berlin recently on 9th March. The meeting focused on the role of governments in advancing the fight against the exploitation of children in tourism. According …

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