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29 October 2018 The 12th UNWTO/PATA Forum Looks Into the Future of Tourism
Madrid, Spain, 29 October 2018 – The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and the People’s Government of Guilin, China held the 12th UNWTO/PATA Forum on Tourism Trends and Outlook on 25-27 October 2018. This year’s edition - ‘The Future of Tourism: Road to 2030´, aligns with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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24 October 2018 New UNWTO Global Report on Inclusive Tourism Destinations launched on the occasion of UN Day 2018
Madrid, Spain, 24 October 2018 – A new report by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), produced in collaboration with UNWTO Affiliate Member globaldit, presents a model for inclusive tourism destinations. ‘Global Report on Inclusive Tourism: Model and success stories” is launched on the occasion of the UN Day 2018 celebration in Madrid, Spain.
23 October 2018 UNWTO/GTERC Report : Asia and the Pacific grows in importance for Global Tourism
Madrid, Spain, 23 October 2018 – The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), in partnership with the Global Tourism Economy Research Centre (GTERC), presented its Asia Tourism Trends Report today at the Global Tourism Economy Forum in Macao (China). The report shows Asia and the Pacific outperforming all world regions in growth in international arrivals since 2005.
23 October 2018 Spatial Data the Focus of UNWTO Sustainable Tourism Observatories Meeting
Madrid, Spain, 23 October 2018 – The World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) International Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories (INSTO) concluded its global annual meeting today in Madrid, welcoming observatories and other tourism stakeholders to share experiences of measuring and monitoring the impact tourism has on destinations, and explore the opportunities provided to tourism by innovation in location services.
18 October 2018 First Global Gastronomy Tourism Startup Competition Launched
18 October 2018, Madrid, Spain - The World Tourism Organization and Basque Culinary Center (BCC), have launched a pioneering initiative for the gastronomic tourism sector, with a global call for startups or companies, mature or emerging, technological and non-technological, with innovative ideas capable of revolutionizing and integrating gastronomy in tourism and inspiring tourists with new ways and reasons to travel.
16 October 2018 Creating Smart Cities for Innovative Tourism Experiences
Madrid, Spain, 16 October 2018 - The UNWTO Conference on City Breaks: Creating Innovative Tourism Experiences (15-16 October 2018) concluded today in Valladolid, Spain, with a call for cities to become smart tourism destinations, where tourism governance and the digital economy mesh together to offer travellers diverse and authentic experiences.
16 October 2018 Ice Hockey Star and Diplomat Made UNWTO Ambassador for Tourism
Madrid, Spain, 16 October 2018 – World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili named Russian hockey legend and diplomat Viacheslav Fetisov a UNWTO Ambassador for Tourism today, recognizing his global contribution to promoting values of fairness, tolerance and cooperation for positive change.
10 October 2018 International Tourism Maintains Strong Momentum
Madrid, Spain, 10 October 2018 – According to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)’s latest barometer, international tourist arrivals grew 6% in the first six months of 2018 after a record year of growth in 2017.