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.
27 Sep 2020
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said Nigeria will leverage on tourism in its efforts to take development to the grassroots.
26 Sep 2020
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
24 Sep 2020
COVID-19 pandemic has significantly affected the tourism sector, a sector that accounts for millions of jobs around the globe.
12 Sep 2020
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,…
18 Jul 2020
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.
20 Jun 2020
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