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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...
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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...
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14 Jul 17
UNWTO hosts meeting of global leaders on fighting sexual exploitation of children in tourism
Despite international efforts to stop sexual exploitation of children in tourism, abetted by technology, the sheer speed and scale of this crime has, to date, out-paced attempts to respond at the...
Press Release
13 Jul 17
Tourism key to foster trade in Least Developed Countries
Tourism represents 7% of all international trade and is of increasing relevance to the trade community. Tourism is part of services trade, accounting for 30% of the world’s trade in services. This is...
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07 Jul 17
UNWTO hosts the presentation of the UNCTAD Report on Tourism as a Driver of Transformative and Inclusive Growth in Africa
A flourishing economic sector responsible for 21 million jobs – 1 out of 14 -. This is how the UNCTAD Report on ‘Economic Development in Africa: Tourism as a catalyst for Transformative and Inclusive...
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04 Jul 17
UNWTO appoints the President of Malta as Special Ambassador of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development
The President of Malta, Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, underlined in her intervention the relevance of sustainable tourism as a means to build peace, social cohesion, and prosperity for all of humanity...
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04 Jul 17
Bulgaria Meeting advances the Western Silk Road as a transnational initiative
The event is part of the ‘Enhancing the Understanding of European Tourism’ project developed by UNWTO in cooperation with the Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and...

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