• UNWTO introduces digital tool to revive tourism

    Published on : Monday, July 12, 2021

    Presented during the UNWTO Mayors’ Forum in Porto, Portugal, the tool is an opportunity for the smart cities as well as destinations for further advancement that include technology and innovation in their development. Already it’s functioning in 60 countries, MUST …

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  • UNWTO urges ease of travel restrictions based on vaccination and digital solutions

    Published on : Thursday, July 8, 2021

    As per the latest data from the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the global vaccination rollout and increased adoption of digital solutions for safe travel should lead to a rise in international mobility over the weeks and months ahead. …

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  • Global economy likely to lose over $4 trillion due to COVID-19 impact on tourism: UNWTO

    Published on : Monday, July 5, 2021

    According to an UNCTAD report published on June 30, the crash in international tourism due to the coronavirus pandemic could cause a loss of more than $4 trillion to the global GDP for the years 2020 and 2021. The estimated …

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  • UNWTO holds meet to promote brand Africa

    Published on : Saturday, June 19, 2021

    After tourism being recognised as an essential pillar of sustainable and inclusive development for the continent, UNWTO welcomed high-level delegates to the first Regional Conference on Strengthening Brand Africa. The conference featured the participation of the political leadership of host …

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  • UNWTO works to promote African tourism to global audiences

    Published on : Thursday, June 17, 2021

    African members of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) have agreed to work together to establish a new narrative for tourism across the continent. To better realise the potential of tourism to drive recovery, UNWTO and its members will …

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  • UNWTO calls on Africa to discover new methods of tourism promotion

    Published on : Wednesday, June 16, 2021

    Zurab Pololikashvili, Secretary-General, United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) recently explained that Namibia and the southern African region need to find out new and exciting ways of endorsing domestic and regional tourism to save the industry that’s hit badly by …

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  • Mallorca becomes the latest member of UNWTO’s global INSTO network

    Published on : Wednesday, June 9, 2021

    For more than 70 years, Mallorca has remained one of the best preferred destinations in Europe, greeting millions of visitors each year. Mallorca turns out to be the latest member of the global INSTO network of UNWTO. The Mallorca Sustainable …

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  • UNWTO reports signs of optimism despite lowest tourist arrivals in first quarter

    Published on : Saturday, June 5, 2021

    International tourist arrivals were down 83 per cent in the first quarter of 2021 as widespread travel restrictions remained in place. However, the UNWTO Confidence Index shows signs of slow optimism. Between January and March destinations around the world welcomed …

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  • UNWTO initiative ‘Best Tourism Villages’ to pursue Sustainable Development Goals

    Published on : Saturday, May 29, 2021

    World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has decided to recognise villages across the world that are committed to the promotion and preservation of their cultural heritage and sustainable development through tourism. This new initiative was announced at the opening of the UNWTO …

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  • UNWTO opens first regional office in Saudi

    Published on : Thursday, May 27, 2021

    The United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has opened its first regional office for the Middle East. UNWTO Secretary General Zurab Pololikashvili was joined by Saudi Minister of Tourism Ahmed Al Khateeb at a ceremony in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to …

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  • UNWTO, Google come together to help tourism recovery

    Published on : Thursday, May 27, 2021

    UNWTO and Google have joined hands to lead global tourism’s recovery through several new initiatives that include new trainings for Destination Management Organisations (DMOs). The new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) builds on previous cooperation between the two organizations. Most notably, …

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  • UN World Tourism Organization condemns vaccination tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, May 26, 2021

    The World Committee on Tourism Ethics has strongly condemned the idea of vaccine tourism. It’s an independent cell of the General Assembly of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). It seems that, the committee does not support vaccine tourism and ‘vaccination …

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  • UNWTO joins hands with Google to boost global tourism recovery

    Published on : Wednesday, May 26, 2021

    The United Nation World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) have recently joined hands with Google to sign a new agreement in order to work together and lead global recovery of tourism through innovation, education and market intelligence. The new memorandum of understanding …

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  • ITIC Summit concludes successful return of live and in-person Arabian Travel Market

    Published on : Thursday, May 20, 2021

    The Middle East Tourism Summit, organised by ITIC in partnership with Arabian Travel Market 2021, rounded off the Middle East region’s largest travel and tourism showcase by calling for continued collaboration at government level to support the recovery of the …

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  • Middle East Tourism Investment Summit hosted today to restart tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, May 19, 2021

    The Middle East Tourism Investment Summit will be two-fold organised by ITIC in partner-ship with ATM. The in-person summit will be held in Dubai on the Wednesday 19 May and will be followed by a virtual summit on the 27 …

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  • WIPO and UNWTO joint report shows value of IP in tourism

    Published on : Friday, May 7, 2021

    As per a joint new report done by WIPO and the UNWTO regarding the value of intellectual property in boosting tourism shows how the IP system would create a constructive ecosystem for innovation, entrepreneurship and investment in tourism. The publication, …

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  • UNWTO joins hands with G20 ministers to drive sustainable recovery of tourism

    Published on : Thursday, May 6, 2021

    The United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has served as tourism’s global voice as the Tourism Ministers of the G20 nations met to devise a way forward for an inclusive, resilient, and sustainable recovery for the sector. Upon assuming Presidency …

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  • UNWTO joins hands with IATA to launch new COVID tracker

    Published on : Tuesday, April 27, 2021

    The United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) recently joined hands with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to announce a Destination Tracker in preparation for the restart of international travel. It is the result of both organisations joint efforts to …

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  • The UNWTO requests ideas to promote rural enhancement through tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, April 7, 2021

    The UNWTO has recently introduced a new competition to recognize the best ideas that will assist all rural communities to get better from COVID impacts. Also, the Global Rural Tourism Startup Competition will support the entrepreneurs as well as the …

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  • The UNWTO launches competition to find best ideas to assist rural communities recover from COVID-19 impact

    Published on : Wednesday, April 7, 2021

    The UNWTO has launched a new competition to discover best ideas that will assist rural communities to get back from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Global Rural Tourism Startup Competition will also support the entrepreneurs and enterprises that …

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