UNWTO News 10

Release Date: 
Wednesday, October 17, 2012


On World Tourism Day, stakeholders call for increased access to sustainable energy

Tourism businesses and destinations are committed to the sustainable energy agenda but need the support of the energy sector and governments to move forward, said leading experts from the aviation, accommodation and other tourism industries meeting in Spain for the official celebrations of World Tourism Day 2012 (Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain, 27 September 2012). Read more +


Online tool that helps hotels go green now available in Spanish

Hotel Energy Solutions, an online tool developed by UNWTO which allows hotels to assess their energy consumption and move towards more sustainable energy options, has been launched in Spanish on the occasion of ‘World Tourism Day 2012 – Tourism and Sustainable Energy’. Read more +


UNWTO and WYSE Travel Confederation launch Global Declaration to promote Youth Travel

Over 700 delegates from 63 countries meeting at the World Youth and Student Travel Conference (WYSTC) in San Diego, USA have called on governments and businesses worldwide to tap into the potential of youth travel in light of its capacity to boost tourism growth and global development, a call supported by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). Read more +


Home to Egypt’s spectacular Black, Bent and Red Pyramids, the five villages that make up the agricultural community of Dahshour are emerging as a new tourism destination thanks to a UNWTO project in the area. Among the many activities taking place in Dahshour, over 3,000 people have been trained in customer care, hospitality skills and tourism awareness since the project began in 2009. Learn more +


Global Report on Food Tourism

The Global Report on Food Tourism explores the links between tourism and food, including an analysis of the current situation of Food Tourism, as well as reflections from professionals with experience in international organizations, destination management, tourism companies and training schools.


40 minutes is all it takes for hoteliers to increase their energy efficiency by 20% and their use of renewable energy by 10%, using the UNWTO Hotel Energy Solutions E-toolkit. Learn more +