L’actualité

23 Mai 2017 The International Year of Sustainable Tourism joins the EcoRun
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has signed an agreement at its Madrid headquarters to support the Carrera por el Medio Ambiente (Race for the Environment), also known as the “EcoRun”. The event, holding its seventh edition in 2017, will take place on 4 June at Madrid’s Casa de Campo. 
22 Mai 2017 On the International Day for Biological Diversity UNWTO announces a training on tourism and biodiversity in West and Central Africa
The Convention on Biological Diversity of the United Nations has chosen ‘Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism’ as the theme for the International Day for Biological Diversity, celebrated today 22 May 2017. On this occasion, UNWTO is launching a capacity building programme on sustainable tourism and biodiversity protection, to be implemented in West and Central Africa. 
18 Mai 2017 UNWTO Commission for Asia and the Pacific meets in Bangladesh
In 2016, Asia and the Pacific received 309 million international tourist arrivals, 9% more than in 2015; by 2030 this number is expected to reach 535 million. Over 20 countries gathered in Bangladesh on 16-17 May for the 29th joint meeting of the UNWTO Commissions for Asia and the Pacific and South Asia, to discuss challenges facing the sector in the region, opportunities for sustainable tourism development and the programme of work of UNWTO in Asia for the coming two years.
18 Mai 2017 UNWTO Secretary-General, Mr. Taleb Rifai, expresses the condolences of the Organization to the family of Mr. Rajesh Rawat, who passed away on Saturday, 13 May after a long international career
Director of the India Tourist Office in Paris and subsequently at the Geneva office in the 1960s, Mr. Rawat then became the Delegate of the South Asia Travel Commission from 1962 to 1963. In 1968 he joined the Working Group of the IUOTO Executive Committee and was influential in the transformation of IUOTO’s status into an intergovernmental organization. Following the nomination of Robert Lonati as UNWTO Secretary-General in May 1975, Mr. Rawat  was appointed Deputy-Secretary-General-- the first in UNWTO's history and a post he held from April 1976 until December 1989.
17 Mai 2017 2nd UNWTO Report on Gastronomy Tourism: sustainability and gastronomy
A major component of history, tradition and identity, gastronomy has also become a major motivation to visit a destination. According to the 2nd UNWTO Report on Gastronomy Tourism, this tourism segment “offers enormous potential in stimulating local, regional and national economies and enhancing sustainability and inclusion”. The Report was presented in the recent 3rd UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism, held in San Sebastian, Spain in cooperation with the Basque Culinary Center.
12 Mai 2017 Le Conseil exécutif de l’OMT recommande la candidature de Zurab Pololikashvili au poste de Secrétaire général pour la période 2018-2021
La cent cinquième session du Conseil exécutif de l’OMT, réunie à Madrid (Espagne) le 12 mai 2017, recommande la candidature de Zurab Pololikashvili, Ambassadeur de Géorgie en Espagne, au poste de Secrétaire général pour la période de quatre ans débutant en janvier 2018.
12 Mai 2017 Conclusion de la cent cinquième session du Conseil exécutif de l’OMT à Madrid
Madrid (Espagne) a accueilli la cent cinquième session du Conseil exécutif de l’Organisation mondiale du tourisme (OMT) les 11 et 12 mai. Celle-ci a porté principalement sur les tendances actuelles du secteur du tourisme et les défis rencontrés ainsi que sur les trois priorités de l’Organisation, à savoir la sûreté, la sécurité et la fluidité des voyages, l’impact des technologies dans le secteur du tourisme et la durabilité. 
11 Mai 2017 The need for multi-stakeholder cooperation to enhance responsible tourism underlined at the 3rd International Congress on Ethics and Tourism
The potential of cooperation to foster ethical practices in the tourism sector was the major conclusion of the 3rd International Congress on Ethics and Tourism. The 2-day event held in Krakow, Poland, was attended by 200 participants from 32 countries. 
11 Mai 2017 UNWTO Welcomes Hilton as Official Partner of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is proud to announce that Hilton has signed on as an official partner of the 2017 International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. The announcement comes ahead of the UNWTO’s launch of the ‘Travel.Enjoy.Respect’ campaign. 
10 Mai 2017 Les acteurs du secteur du tourisme soulignent le potentiel du tourisme urbain et la nécessité d’évoluer vers des pratiques plus durables
Des ministres du tourisme des quatre coins du monde et des représentants du secteur se sont réunis à Madrid le 10 mai pour partager leurs expériences en matière de gestion du tourisme urbain. La table ronde était organisée par l’Organisation mondiale du tourisme (OMT), le Ministère espagnol de l’énergie, du tourisme et du numérique et la ville de Madrid.