Cruise ships buoy global economy with $150b yearly
The International Maritime Organization (IMO), and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), have emphasized the need for safe return of the cruise ship sub-sector, noting that the industry generates $150 billion for the global economy yearly, and supports 1.2 million jobs.
International tourism down 70% as travel restrictions impact all regions
Restrictions on travel introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic continue to hit global tourism hard, with the latest data from the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) showing a 70 per cent fall in international arrivals for the first eight months of 2020.
UNWTO, Google host first tourism acceleration programme in sub-saharan Africa
The Covid-19 crisis has disproportionately affected tourism, a sector that accounts for millions of jobs around the globe. While no one can say with certainty when tourism will recover
UNWTO, Google host first Tourism Acceleration Programme in Sub-Saharan Africa
COVID-19 pandemic has significantly affected the tourism sector, a sector that accounts for millions of jobs around the globe.
World Tourism Day 2020: Global community unites to celebrate rural development
The 2020 edition of World Tourism Day will celebrate the unique role that tourism plays in providing opportunities outside of big cities and preserving cultural and natural heritage all around the world. Celebrated on 27 September with the theme of Tourism and Rural Development, this year’s international day of observation comes at a critical moment,…
There’s universal resolve to restart tourism UNWTO
Over the past month, the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) was able to hold virtually meetings of its five Regional Commissions to share responses to the challenge of COVID-19 and their plans for the restart of tourism in the wake of the pandemic.
UNWTO seeks rapid governments’ response to COVID-19 challenge as tourism restarts
Governments around the world have responded quickly and strongly to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on their tourism sectors, new research from the World Tourism Organisation
UNWTO unveils global guidelines for reopening tourism
As countries begin to relax lockdown, the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has released a set of guidelines to help the tourism sector emerge stronger and more sustainably from COVID-19.
Iker Casillas is UNWTO’s Ambassador for Responsible Tourism
The World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has designated Spanish football legend and World Cup winner Iker Casillas as Special Ambassador for Responsible Tourism.