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20 November 2018 UNWTO Partners with Niantic to Develop Innovative Tourism Experiences through Real-World Games
Madrid, Spain, 20 November 2018 – The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has partnered with one of its newest Affiliate Members, real-world games developer Niantic, to enhance global tourism through the use of mobile augmented reality game experiences.
16 November 2018 Harness Cultural Routes and Experiences for Competitive Tourism, Concludes UNWTO Congress
Madrid, Spain, 16 November 2018 – Following the first edition held two years ago, the 2nd International Congress on World Civilizations and Historic Routes (15-16 November) concluded today in Sofia, Bulgaria. In the framework of the European Year of Cultural Heritage and the EU-China Tourism Year, the event explored how tourism along historic routes can help to safeguard and promote tangible and intangible cultural heritage.
15 November 2018 The World Tourism Organization and the Municipality of León develop the first shopping tourism project in Mexico
Madrid, Spain, 15 November 2018 - The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Municipality of León (Guanajuato, Mexico) have signed an agreement to carry out the country’s first project to develop Shopping Tourism, with the support of the Ministry of Tourism of the State of Guanajuato.
13 November 2018 Community Involvement Needed in Cultural Tourism’s Digital Transformation, says UNWTO Seminar
Madrid, Spain, 13 November 2018 – The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)’s International Seminar on Harnessing Cultural Tourism through Innovation and Technology and 40th Affiliate Members Plenary Session concluded with a renewed call for community participation in development of cultural tourism using cutting-edge technologies (12-14 November 2018, Hamedan, Islamic Republic of Iran).
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8 November 2018 UNWTO/ETC Report: Outbound Tourism Spending from the Gulf is Six Times the Global Average
Madrid, Spain, 8 November 2018 – A new report from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the European Travel Commission (ETC) shows that outbound tourism from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) – comprising six countries of the Arabian peninsula – has grown strongly in recent years, with international tourism expenditure surpassing USD 60 billion in 2017.
7 November 2018 Governments and Investors Share Knowledge on Tourism Technology at UNWTO/WTM Ministers’ Summit
Madrid, Spain, 7 November 2018 – The UNWTO/WTM Ministers’ Summit, held yesterday by World Travel Market and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), was well received by participants from government and the private sector for its more dynamic new format leading to more concrete takeaways around this year’s theme: Investment in Tourism Technology.
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5 November 2018 UNWTO Calls for Tech and Investment in Tourism at World Travel Market 2018
Madrid, Spain, 5 November 2018 – The 2018 edition of World Travel Market (WTM) will see the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) continue its operational focus on investing in innovation and digital advances for a tourism sector that can deliver opportunities for all. UNWTO will co-host a Ministerial Summit and launch a White Paper on the relationship between music and tourism at the UK tourism trade fair on 6-7 November 2018.
1 November 2018 UNWTO Agenda Receives Strong Support at Executive Council and Introduces Technology Forum
Madrid, Spain, 31 October 2018 – The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) concluded its 109th Executive Council session in Manama, Bahrain today, with Members showing appreciation both for progress made under the 2018 institutional priorities and for the Organization’s financial stability and restructuring process. Tomorrow UNWTO will also introduce a forum named ‘Tourism Tech Adventure: Big Data Solutions, bringing together the ‘ecosystem’ of tourism innovation and raising the sector’s role in the digital agenda.