Again, Pololikashvili nominated to lead UNWTO
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.
UNWTO launches first online education committee
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.
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.
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.
COVID-19: UNWTO unveils technical assistance package for tourism recovery
With tourism among the hardest-hit of all sectors, the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has released a Tourism Recovery Technical Assistance Package to offer guidance to Member States in response to COVID-19.
Airlines, tourism operators seek $10b relief to save industry
The survival of the travel and tourism industry in Nigeria and other African countries has been hinged on foreign relief package in excess of $10 billion.
UNTWO meets King of Spain, underscores tourism’s importance for COVID-19 recovery
The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) was recently received by H.M. King Felipe VI of Spain to assess how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the tourism sector both nationally and internationally.
UNWTO leads action for tourism’s COVID-19 mitigation, recovery
The World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has released a set of recommendations calling for urgent and strong support to help the global tourism sector not only recover from the unprecedented challenge of COVID-19 but to ‘grow back better’.
UNWTO hosts first major forum on investment in Africa
Tourism Ministers from across Africa came together for the first UNWTO Global Investment Forum in Africa, a landmark event aimed at unlocking the potential of investment for driving sustainable...