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16 September 2019 World Tourism Organization General Assembly Ends With Commitment to More Sustainable, Ethical and Accessible Tourism
St Petersburg, Russian Federation, 16 September – The 23rd Session of the General Assembly of the World Tourism Organization (9 - 13 September 2019) has drawn to a close in St Petersburg after days of debate and discussion which saw 117 countries reaffirm their commitment to making global tourism more sustainable, more inclusive and more ethical.
13 September 2019 Kingdom of Morocco Wins High-Level Vote To Host Next World Tourism Organization General Assembly in 2021
St Petersburg, Russian Federation, 13 September – The Kingdom of Morocco has been officially chosen as the host of the 24th Session of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), to be held in 2021.
12 September 2019 The World Tourism Organization and Globalia launch the 2nd Global Tourism Start-up Competition
The initiative has received backing from partners such as Telefónica, Amadeus, Intu and Distrito Digital Valencia. Proposals from around the world will begin arriving 13 September at Wakalua, Globalia's tourism innovation hub.
12 September 2019 Tourism has ‘Life-Changing Potential’ - World Tourism Organization General Assembly
St Petersburg, Russian Federation, 12 September 2019 - Tourism Ministers from around the world have gathered at the 23d Session of the General Assembly of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in St Petersburg. The future of tourism jobs in a changing world, and the way tourism can help provide education for all, has featured prominently among ministerial debates.
11 September 2019 World Tourism Organization General Assembly Opens With Sustainability and Innovation Top of the Agenda
The 23rd Session of the General Assembly of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has opened in Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation, with high-level delegates joining tourism leaders from around the world for the most important meeting for the global tourism sector.
10 September 2019 African Tourism Leaders Meet in Saint Petersburg to Plot Future Growth of Continent’s Tourism Sector
Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation, 10 September 2019 - Leaders from across Africa have met in Saint Petersburg ahead of the General Assembly of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) to discuss the key issues facing the continent as it looks to grow its tourism sector and harness it as a key driver of economic development and social transformation.
10 September 2019 San Sebastian Wins UNWTO Award For Sustainability & Governance While Portugal Named Most Accessible Destination
St Petersburg, Russian Federation, 10 September 2019 – The Spanish city of San Sebastian was awarded the 2019 World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) prize for Public Policy and Governance at a ceremony attended by leaders of the global tourism sector in St Petersburg, Russian Federation.
9 September 2019 International tourism up 4% in first half of 2019, World Tourism Organization reports
Saint Petersburg (Russian Federation), 9 September 2019 - International tourist arrivals grew 4% from January to June 2019, compared to the same period last year, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer published ahead of the 23rd World Tourism Organization General Assembly. Growth was led by the Middle East (+8%) and Asia and the Pacific (+6%). International arrivals in Europe grew 4%, while Africa (+3%) and the Americas (+2%) enjoyed more moderate growth.
9 September 2019 120 Countries Gather in Russia for the World Tourism Organization General Assembly
9 September 2019, Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation - Tourism ministers, public and private sector leaders and key decision makers are heading to St Petersburg to meet for the 23rd Session of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).
29 August 2019 Tourism Enjoys Continued Growth generating USD 5 billion per day
Madrid, Spain, 29 August 2019 - International tourist arrivals grew 5% in 2018, to reach the 1.4 billion mark, two years ahead of the World Tourism Organization’s long-term forecasts, according to the UNWTO International Tourism Highlights, 2019 Edition. At the same time, export earnings generated by tourism grew to USD 1.7 trillion, an increase of 4%, outpacing the world economy in 2018.