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05 Dec 16
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International Year for Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017 garners support from the sector
The United Nations 70th General Assembly has designated 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. In the context of the universal 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development...
05 Dec 16
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UNWTO underlines the potential of tourism to preserve biodiversity - COP-13
Just a few weeks ahead of launching the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, which will be celebrated throughout 2017, UNWTO underlined in Cancun the need for national policies...
30 Nov 16
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UNWTO announces the finalists of the UNWTO Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism
The Awards recognize excellence and innovation in tourism in four categories: 1) Public Policy and Governance, 2) Enterprises, 3) Non-Governmental Organizations and 4) Research and Technology. “The...
28 Nov 16
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WTTC and UNWTO urge UK government to lift air ban to Sharm el Sheikh
In a letter to Prime Minister Theresa May, David Scowsill, President & CEO, WTTC, and Taleb Rifai, Secretary-General, UNWTO, stressed the importance of resuming operations to the Egyptian coastal...
23 Nov 16
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UNWTO congress to discuss the links between cultural heritage and creative tourism
In 2015, almost 1.2 billion international tourists travelled the world and UNWTO forecasts continued growth in the years to come. UNWTO estimates that cultural tourism accounts for around 40% of all...
21 Nov 16
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Ilunion Hotels receives UNWTO Ethics Award
This new category of the UNWTO Awards, the flagship awards of the World Tourism Organization, aims to recognize tourism companies and associations for their commitment and work in the promotion and...
17 Nov 16
Press Release
UNWTO supports Sudan´s Tourism Development
Meeting with the President of the Republic of Sudan, H.E. Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir, to present the ‘Open Letter on Travel and Tourism’, a campaign promoted jointly by UNWTO and the World Travel...