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22 January 2019 Nace Wakalua, el primer hub global de innovación en turismo impulsado por Globalia en colaboración con la Organización Mundial del Turismo (OMT)
Su objetivo principal es apoyar y descubrir startups y proyectos innovadores cuya pretensión sea transformar el sector del turismo Madrid, España, 22 de enero de 2019. - El grupo Globalia, en colaboración con la Organización Mundial del Turismo (OMT, UNWTO, por sus siglas en inglés), lanza Wakalua, el primer hub global de innovación en turismo. Tras el éxito de la primera y mayor convocatoria a nivel mundial para startups de turismo, 1st UNWTO Tourism Startup Competition, el grupo turístico líder de Iberoamérica vuelve a unirse a la agencia de las Naciones Unidas responsable por liderar el turismo como vehículo de desarrollo sostenible, para dar vida a uno de sus proyectos más ambiciosos, con la innovación sostenible como su principal protagonista.
22 January 2019 España reafirma su respaldo a la OMT y anuncia una nueva sede
Madrid, 22 de enero de 2019 - Con motivo de la apertura de FITUR 2019, se ha celebrado hoy el acto inaugural que por primera vez fue presidido por el presidente del gobierno, Pedro Sánchez, junto con el secretario general de la Organización Mundial del Turismo (OMT), Zurab Pololikashvili, y la Ministra de Industria, Comercio y Turismo de España, Reyes Maroto.
21 January 2019 International Tourist Arrivals Reach 1.4 billion Two Years Ahead of Forecasts
2018 totalled 1.4 billion international tourist arrivals (+6%), consolidating 2017 strong results and proving to be the second strongest year since 2010 Middle East (+10%) and Africa (+7%) grew above the world average while Asia and the Pacific and Europe grew at 6% For 2019, UNWTO forecasts a 3-4% increase, in line with the historical growth trend Madrid, Spain, 21 January 2019 - International tourist arrivals grew 6% in 2018, totalling 1.4 billion according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. UNWTO’s long term forecast issued in 2010 indicated the 1.4 billion mark would be reached in 2020, yet the remarkable growth of international arrivals in recent years has brought it two years ahead.
21 January 2019 UNWTO Activities at FITUR 2019
Inauguration of a tourism innovation hub The final stage of the 1st UNWTO Tourism Startup Competition The 10th Edition of The Tourism Investment and Business Forum for Africa Understanding the success of Asian Tourism Madrid, Spain, 17 January - These will be among the activities led by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) during the 39th edition of the International Tourism Trade Fair in Madrid (FITUR, 23-27 January), the first of the world’s major annual tourism events. 
21 January 2019 Fundación ONCE and UNWTO join forces to promote the employment of persons with disabilities in the tourism sector
(Madrid, 21 January 2019).- The Executive Vice-President of Fundación ONCE, Alberto Durán, and the Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Zurab Pololikashvili, signed in Madrid on Monday a letter of intent to promote the employment of persons with disabilities in the tourism sector.
3 January 2019 Punta del Este Convention Bureau Receives First UNWTO.QUEST Certification from UNWTO
Madrid, Spain, 3 January 2019 - The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has granted UNWTO.QUEST Certification to the Punta del Este Convention Bureau, which became the first destination management organization in the world to receive this certification.
27 December 2018 UNWTO/ETC Launch Report on Health Tourism
Madrid, Spain, 27 December 2018 – The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), together with the European Travel Commission (ETC) launched a new report on health tourism. Part of their joint research programme, the study is the first attempt to set a coherent conceptualization of health tourism and define the motivations behind travellers looking for health-related services.
21 December 2018 Finalists of the 15th UNWTO Awards Announced
Madrid, Spain, 21 December, 2018 - The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has announced the finalists to win the 15th UNWTO Awards, which recognize inspirational projects having made an invaluable contribution to advance sustainable tourism. The nominees are praised for contributing to advance the UNWTO Global Code of Ethics for Tourism and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
20 December 2018 Concurso post-curso OMT México 2018: Transformación Digital en el Destino
18 December 2018 San Sebastián to Take World Gastronomy Tourism Spotlight in May
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Basque Culinary Center (BCC) will co-organize the 5th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism on 2-3 May 2019 at the Kursaal Congress Center in Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain. The Forum is supported by the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism of Spain, the Basque Government, the Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa and the City of Donostia. The Forum will focus on the contribution of gastronomy tourism to job creation and to the promotion of entrepreneurship. The Forum has been held since 2015 and is hosted by the BCC every two years. Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain, 18 December 2018. It was announced today that Donostia will host the 5th edition of the UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism, a forum organized by the UNWTO and the BCC, an Affiliate Member of the UNWTO.