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  • UNWTO supports China for using tourism to beat poverty

    Published on : Wednesday, August 5, 2015

    UNWTO welcomes the recent decision of the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) and the State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development of China to promote rural tourism as an effective means to fight poverty. In a recent …

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  • Earthquake may trigger fearful epidemic in Nepal

    Published on : Wednesday, April 29, 2015

    The Earthquakes in Nepal can be termed as more than devastating. One of the least privileged countries of Asia has faced the worst wrath of nature which is far from over. The country that holds a large number of heritage …

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  • UNWTO to organise international conference on religious heritage and tourism in Spain

    Published on : Wednesday, November 26, 2014

    UNWTO in collaboration with State Secretariat of Tourism of the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism of Spain, and the City Hall of Elche is organizing an International conference on Religious heritage and tourism: types, trends and challenges on 27-28 …

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  • Prestigious Declaration Adopted at Inaugural International Conference on Community Development Through Tourism

    Published on : Saturday, September 20, 2014

    The Royal Government of Cambodia, in collaboration with the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC), and Griffith University …

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  • Prime Minister of Samoa receives UNWTO/WTTC Open Letter on Travel and Tourism

    Published on : Saturday, September 20, 2014

    The UNWTO/WTTC Open Letter calls on heads of state and government around the world to acknowledge tourism’s key role in delivering more sustained and balanced growth and prioritize the sector higher in national policies in order to maximize its potential. …

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  • UNWTO: International tourism up by 5% in the first half of the year

    Published on : Tuesday, September 16, 2014

    International tourist arrivals grew by 4.6% in the first half of 2014 according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Destinations worldwide received some 517 million international tourists between January and June 2014, 22 million more than in the same …

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  • UNWTO: International tourism up by 5% in the first half of the year

    Published on : Tuesday, September 16, 2014

    International tourist arrivals grew by 4.6% in the first half of 2014 according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer.   Destinations worldwide received some 517 million international tourists between January and June 2014, 22 million more than in the …

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  • What are the steps to promote and develop sustainable tourism?

    Published on : Thursday, September 4, 2014

    As a core mandate, UNWTO continues to promote sustainable tourism. Last year, World Tourism Day (WTD) was celebrated under the theme Tourism and Water: Protecting our Common Future, which highlighted tourism’s responsibility in ensuring a sustainable water future. The principles …

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  • UNWTO welcomes travel facilitation measures by Mongolia

    Published on : Wednesday, July 30, 2014

    Easing visa restrictions to stimulate travel is one of UNWTO’s recommendations to promote the growth of the tourism sector and its positive impact on the economy. The Government of Mongolia is one of the most recent examples of countries advancing …

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  • Int’l tourism flourishes in first third of 2014

    Published on : Monday, July 28, 2014

    International tourism trends remained strong in the first four months of 2014 with arrivals growing five per cent to 317 million, according to the latest World Tourism Barometer of the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). The UNWTO noted that the …

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  • UNWTO shocked by the tragic loss of Malaysia Airlines flight

    Published on : Saturday, July 19, 2014

    UNWTO is deeply shocked by the tragic crash of Malaysia Airline flight MH17. On behalf of the international tourism community, UNWTO conveys its heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the victims. “We are appalled by this horrible crash …

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  • UNWTO shocked by the tragic loss of Malaysia Airlines flight

    Published on : Saturday, July 19, 2014

    UNWTO is deeply shocked by the tragic crash of Malaysia Airline flight MH17.   On behalf of the international tourism community, UNWTO conveys its heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the victims. “We are appalled by this horrible …

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  • UNWTO writes an open letter to Bulgaria advising travel and tourism growth

    Published on : Thursday, June 5, 2014

    On behalf of the government of the Republic of Bulgaria, Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Development Daniela Bobeva has accepted the UNWTO/WTTC Open Letter on Travel and Tourism, recognizing the socio-economic significance of tourism in Bulgaria and committing to support …

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  • Spain ranked 2nd popular destination for shopping tourism in 2012

    Published on : Friday, May 23, 2014

    In 2012, foreign tourists spent the most money, in Spain; after France, and it is continuing to consolidate its image as a shopping destination. Spain is most popular among Latin America, the Middle East and Africa tourists.   On Wednesday, …

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  • China, Russia, Brazil account for half of world’s tourism expenditure hike

    Published on : Thursday, May 22, 2014

    The emerging economies of China, Russia and Brazil have been dynamic drivers of outbound tourism in recent years and account for half of world’s increase in tourism expenditure. In 2013, these three source markets accounted for some US$ 40 billion …

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  • UNWTO Commission Meeting for Africa 2014 kicks off in Luanda

    Published on : Monday, April 28, 2014

    The 56th United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Commission Meeting for Africa 2014 (CAF) kicks off today in Luanda to discuss issues related to the financing of tourism development in Africa.   The opening session on Monday will be presided …

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  • UNWTO Member States set priorities for European Tourism

    Published on : Saturday, April 5, 2014

    European Tourism representatives gathered at the 57th Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Europe identified enhanced international cooperation, innovation, private-public partnerships and accessibility as main priorities to ensure the sector’s future competiveness.   The Seminar on Developing Effective Tourism Clusters, …

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  • UNWTO Member States set priorities for European Tourism

    Published on : Saturday, April 5, 2014

    European Tourism representatives gathered at the 57th Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Europe identified enhanced international cooperation, innovation, private-public partnerships and accessibility as main priorities to ensure the sector’s future competiveness.   The Seminar on Developing Effective Tourism Clusters, …

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  • Global Report on the Meeting Industry launched by UNWTO

    Published on : Saturday, March 29, 2014

    The meetings industry is one of the fundamental segments of the tourism sector. UNWTO’s newly released Global Report on the Meetings Industry provides an overall view of the main issues facing destinations aiming to build a competitive meetings industry along …

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  • UNWTO, UNODC and UNESCO launches anti-trafficing campaign

    Published on : Thursday, March 6, 2014

    The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have joined forces to promote a global campaign urging travellers to support the fight against a …

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