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15 Apr 14
Press Release
Overcoming seasonality to support economic diversification – the case of mountain tourism
The seasonal distribution of tourism activities is highly uneven in most mountain destinations, with the main turnover concentrated in the winter season in contrast with a clear decline of demand...
14 Apr 14
Press Release
UNWTO develops sustainable tourism products for protected areas in Georgia
The project, Support for Georgia in the Field of Protected Area Development, was implemented by UNWTO aiming to support Georgia in applying strategies and regulations for protected area...
04 Apr 14
Press Release
UNWTO Member States set priorities for European Tourism
International tourism in Europe continues to grow above expectations and despite the region's on-going economic constrains. In 2013, international tourist arrivals grew by 5%, an additional 29...
31 Mar 14
Press Release
UNWTO welcomes the UK government decision to review the Air Passenger Duty
UNWTO has been long advocating for the need to review the current APD scheme. The existing band scheme, according to which values to be paid by travellers are calculated according to the distance...
28 Mar 14
Tourism in the new "New Economy" - Speech by Taleb Rifai, UNWTO Secretary-General, at the New Economy Forum, 24 March 2014
"The new year greeted us with very encouraging news for the tourism sector. Despite the lingering challenges of the world economy, affecting namely Europe, despite geopolitical shifts, and even...

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