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18 Aug 17
UNWTO strongly condemns the attack perpetrated in Barcelona
"We are deeply saddened by this act of terror and the tragic loss of innocent lives . In these difficult times, our thoughts are with the families and friends of the victims” said UNWTO Secretary-...
Press Release
15 Aug 17
Tourism: growth is not the enemy; it’s how we manage it that counts.
As an economic activity, travel and tourism is relatively young; yet it has become today, a sector central to our societies and to our way of life. Today, tourism generates 10% of the world’s GDP, 1...
Press Release
11 Aug 17
International Youth Day - Celebrating the Potential of Tourism to Empower Youth
The New York event is part of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017 framework, and will focus on the tourism industry’s potential to create jobs, provide entrepreneurship...
Press Release
10 Aug 17
World Tourism Day 2017 celebrated on the theme Sustainable Tourism – a Tool for Development
World Tourism Day has been celebrated since 1980 on September 27, the day in which the Statutes of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) entered into force. Peace and Dialogue, Energy, Accessibility...
Press Release
01 Aug 17
OECD includes UNWTO in the list of Development Assistance Organizations
UNWTO’s inclusion in this list implies that countries´ financial contributions to the Organization such as membership fees can now be considered Official Development Assistance (ODA), which is...
Press Release
18 Jul 17
UNWTO.Themis Foundation trains 15 countries on crisis communications
The Practicum on Crisis Communications included a revision of the different types of crisis that may affect tourism destinations – natural disasters, financial collapses, violent incidents or...
Press Release
14 Jul 17
Strong tourism results in the first part of 2017
Destinations worldwide received 369 million international tourists (overnight visitors) in the first four months of the year, 21 million more than in the same months of 2016 (+6%), according to the...