UNWTO News 6

Release Date: 
Tuesday, June 26, 2012


Tourism can contribute to the three pillars of sustainability

Tourism, providing jobs and supporting the livelihoods of millions, particularly of women and young people, is central to advancing the three pillars of sustainability, agreed participants meeting at a Rio+20 tourism event. Read More +


Green innovation in tourism can trigger major economic, social and environmental benefits

Tourism experts from international organizations, United Nations agencies and the tourism public and private sector have outlined how green innovation in tourism can drive sustainable development by reducing costs, boosting revenue, creating jobs and improving resource efficiency. Read More +

G20 recognizes Travel & Tourism as a driver of economic growth for the first time and commits to work on travel facilitation

The G20 world leaders have, for the first time, recognized the importance of Travel & Tourism as a driver of jobs, growth and economic recovery. Read more +



A new community-based campsite in Tambaga, a village in Burkina Faso, is open and welcoming tourists as part of a UNWTO Sustainable Tourism – Eliminating Poverty (ST-EP) project which supplied equipment and trained local staff. Read more +


UNWTO Compendium of Tourism Statistics and Yearbook of Tourism Statistics, 2012 Edition

Compiling statistical data and indicators on outbound, inbound and domestic tourism, as well as on international tourism's share of exports, GDP or employment, for the period 2006-2010, these two publications constitute the most comprehensive statistical information available on the tourism sector.


Tourism is one of ten sectors identified in the United Nations Green Economy Report whose greening would increase prosperity, create employment and reduce poverty. Read more +