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30 Oct 14
Press Release
International tourism shows continued strength
International tourists (overnight visitors) travelling the world between January and August 2014 reached 781 million, 36 million more than in the same period of 2013. With a 5% increase,...
29 Oct 14
Press Release
UNWTO/WTM Ministers’ Summit to address the links between tourism and mega events
Tourism and mega-events are closely interlinked in today’s globalized society. Many of those attending mega events are tourists. In turn, these events have a direct impact on tourism destinations,...
28 Oct 14
Press Release
First UNWTO Conference on Accessible Tourism in Europe: accessibility in heritage cities
Facilitating travel for persons with disabilities is a vital element of any responsible and sustainable tourism development policy. Universal accessibility in tourism is not only related to respect...
28 Oct 14
Press Release
UNWTO welcomes Youth Tourism Cluster initiative by Romania
The new Youth Tourism Cluster, an initiative by the Ministry of Tourism of Romania, brings together state institutions, private companies and international organizations with the common goal of...
28 Oct 14
Press Release
UNWTO commends Japan’s tourism commitment
International tourism in Japan rebounded strongly following the impact of the Tohoku earthquake in 2011. In 2013, international tourists to Japan increased by 24% to reach more than 10 million for...

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