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|5 July 2016||
UNWTO/ETC Roundtable discusses wellness and medical tourism
The Roundtable ‘Exploring Health Tourism’ gathered a group of international experts in Budapest, Hungary, to better understand and explore the growing segment of wellness and medical tourism. The meeting was convened by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the European Travel Commission (ETC), as part of their joint research programme, with the support of the Hungarian Tourism Agency.
|2 July 2016||
UNWTO strongly condemns hideous attack in Dhaka
UNWTO strongly condemns the hideous attack perpetrated yesterday in a cafe in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
|28 June 2016||
UNWTO strongly condemns attack at the Istanbul Ataturk Airport
On behalf of the international tourism community, UNWTO strongly condemns the attack perpetrated today at the Istanbul Ataturk Airport and expresses its heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the victims and to the Turkish people in this difficult moment.
|27 June 2016||
Quality Management key for the competitiveness of tourism destinations
Quality management indicators and processes are key tools for the competitiveness of tourism destinations concluded the UNWTO Conference on Quality Management held last week in Bucharest, Romania.
|23 June 2016||
UNWTO to support Ukraine’s tourism development
UNWTO will work with the Government of Ukraine to support the development of its tourism sector. The cooperation will focus on the areas of tourism statistics, communications and capacity building within the Organization for tourism officials and graduates from the country’s tourism educational institutions. The initiatives were discussed between UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai and Vice-Prime Minister for Euro-Integration and Euro-Atlantic Integration Ivanna Klympush-Tsyntsadze at the sidelines of the Conference on ‘Destination Branding - keys to building a successful reputation’, organized by the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine in collaboration with UNWTO.
|16 June 2016||
UNWTO and the World Committee on Tourism Ethics launch the UNWTO Ethics Award
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the World Committee on Tourism Ethics (WCTE) have launched the UNWTO Ethics Award. The Award will recognize companies committed to making their business more responsible and sustainable through the implementation of the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism.
|15 June 2016||
UNWTO and the Government of The Netherlands partner to foster religious tourism
To promote the role of religious tourism as an agent for cultural preservation, peace and understanding is the focus of the agreement undersigned by UNWTO and the Government of The Netherlands. The partnership includes the celebration of a conference on ‘Religious Heritage and Tourism: How to increase religious heritage tourism in a changing society’” that will be held on October 2016, in Utrecht, The Netherlands.
|14 June 2016||
UNWTO and Astana EXPO 2017 partner to promote sustainable tourism
Astana EXPO 2017 National Company and UNWTO will work together to promote sustainable tourism at the international exhibition which will be held in Astana in 2017 under the theme ‘Future Energy’. The partnership was signed on 13 June at UNWTO Headquarters in Madrid by UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai and Akhmetzhan Yessimov, Chairman of Board for Astana EXPO 2017 National Company.
|13 June 2016||
UNWTO strongly condemns the attack in Orlando
UNWTO is deeply shocked by the tragic attack perpetrated in Orlando, USA. On the behalf of the international tourism community, UNWTO expresses its heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the victims, to the American people and the LGBT community worldwide in this difficult moment.
|10 June 2016||
UNWTO Network of Observatories meets to discuss the measurement of sustainable tourism at destination level
Under the title 'Advancing the Measurement of Sustainable Tourism Development', UNWTO Member States, NGOs, academic institutions and other public and private sector entities discussed approaches to effectively measure, monitor and assess tourism performance and impacts at destination level. This consultative process takes place at a time in which the international tourism community embraces the Sustainable Development Goals.