12 Jun 2021
In a bid to help identify front running initiatives and opportunities to accelerate climate action in tourism, the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has invited public and private stakeholders
29 May 2021
The search is on for the best examples of rural villages harnessing the power of tourism to provide opportunity and safeguard their communities, local traditions and heritage.
8 May 2021
The World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) continues to advance its commitment to the African tourism sector by partnering with Google to help destinations gain expert insights into data management and digital marketing.
3 Apr 2021
The devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on global tourism has carried on into 2021, with new data showing an 87 per cent fall in international tourist arrivals in January as compared to 2020.
27 Feb 2021
The shared values and close ties between tourism and culture stakeholders means both sectors can work together to ensure inclusive access to heritage...
20 Feb 2021
Startups from around the world have been recognised for their unique contributions to sustainable and responsible tourism in the UNWTO SDGs Global Startup Competition.
6 Feb 2021
The World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and the Kingdom of Morocco met to advance the organisation of the 24th UNWTO General Assembly in October 2021...
23 Jan 2021
The Executive Council of the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has expressed its continued support for Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili. Meeting in Madrid, its members nominated him to continue leading the United Nations specialised agency for four more years.
2 Jan 2021
The first meeting of the Online Education Committee has taken place. High-level representatives from the public and private sectors were present and the objective was to make education a key pillar for tourism’s recovery.
19 Dec 2020
International arrivals fell by 72 per cent over the first ten months of 2020, with restrictions on travel, low consumer confidence and a global struggle to contain the COVID-19 virus...
12 Nov 2020
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.
31 Oct 2020
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.