Press releases

31 March 2011
Madrid
Spain
UNWTO congress to debate the future of snow and mountain tourism
Mountain resort professionals, from the Alps to the Rockies, as well as Asian destinations including  the Republic of  Korea, will debate how snow and mountain destinations can respond to current and future challenges, while remaining competitive and sustainable, at the 7th World Congress on Snow and Mountain Tourism (Grenoble, France, 15th -16th September 2011).  
29 March 2011
Madrid
Spain
World Tourism Organization and Banesto Foundation collaborate on sustainable tourism projects for poverty elimination in Africa
The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization, Taleb Rifai, and the President of the Banesto Foundation, Antonio Basagoiti, today presented the cooperation agreement signed by the two organizations, at UNWTO Headquarters in Madrid.
8 March 2011
Andorra La Vella
Andorra
Global Tourism Forum Andorra calls for collective action for a more competitive and responsible tourism
Tourism’s sustained growth and its capacity to tackle global challenges – from economic crises and persistent unemployment to environmental pressures and the poverty imperative – can only be achieved through collective action. This was the central message coming out of the Global Tourism Forum Andorra 2011 (GTF) (Andorra la Vella, Andorra, 6-7 March).
1 March 2011
Madrid
Spain
Global Tourism Forum Andorra 2011 – debating future paths for sustained tourism growth
Experts from the private sector, opinion leaders and government representatives from within and outside the tourism sector will examine the state of global tourism at the upcoming Global Tourism Forum Andorra 2011 (Andorra la Vella, Andorra, 6-7 March 2011). Against a backdrop of economic challenges, and considering current developments in the Middle East and North Africa, the spotlight is clearly set on the future development of tourism, as one of the leading socio-economic phenomena of our time.
1 March 2011
Mexico City
Mexico
President Calderón of Mexico first to join UNWTO/WTTC global campaign on the value of travel and tourism
The President of Mexico, Felipe Calderón, has become the first head of state to join the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) joint campaign highlighting the importance of travel and tourism to global growth and development.
18 January 2011
Madrid
Spain
Global Tourism Forum Andorra 2011 – tourism and economic growth
Senior representatives of the private sector, governments and United Nations organizations will meet next March in the Principality of Andorra to analyse tourism and its key role in international economic growth and development at the Global Tourism Forum Andorra 2011 (6-7 March 2011).