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Santo Maris Oia Holds Coastal Cleanup Operation on Santorini

The Santo Maris Oia Luxury Suites & Spa recently held a major cleanup operation at Santorini's harbor and on the beach of Baxedes in Oia.

UNWTO: Greece Tourism Hits Gold in July

Greece has taken the lead over its rival Spain in terms of tourism performance in the first half of the year, according to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

Zurab Pololikashvili Appointed as UNWTO Secretary General for 2018-2021

Zurab Pololikashvili, current Ambassador of Georgia to Spain, Morocco, Algeria and Andorra, has been appointed Secretary General of the UNWTO for the 2018-2021 period.
Posted On 14 Sep 2017

Thessaloniki Tourism Organization Launches Website in Chinese Language

In efforts to increase the flow of Chinese tourists, the Thessaloniki Tourism Organization recently launched the Chinese version of its official website.

Vote for Greece in UNWTO’s Tourism Video Competition

A promotional video of the Greek National Tourism Organization titled “Greece – A 365-day Destination” will compete in UNWTO's Tourism Video Competition in China.

UNWTO Invites Submissions for 14th Tourism Excellence Awards

UNWTO is inviting submissions to the 14th edition of the Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism organized in collaboration with FITUR / IFEMA.
Posted On 01 Sep 2017

‘World Tourism Day 2017’ to Focus on Sustainable Tourism

This year’s World Tourism Day, held on September 27, will be focused on Sustainable Tourism – a Tool for Development, the UNWTO has announced.
Posted On 10 Aug 2017

Zurab Pololikashvili Elected as New Secretary General of UNWTO

The Ambassador of Georgia to Spain Zurab Pololikashvili has been elected as the new Secretary General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).
Posted On 12 May 2017

1st Int’l Western Silk Road Workshop in Greece Paves Way for Synergies in Tourism

Representatives from 33 countries exchanged best practices on how to advance the contribution of tourism to sustainable development goals, during the 1st International Western Silk Road Workshop in Alexandroupolis, northeastern Greece.

HACT: Greece to See Rise in Visitors, Tourism Revenue from the U.S.

The Hellenic-American Chamber of Tourism expects Greece to see a rise in visitor numbers and tourism revenue from the United States this year.

Greece Attends 7th UNWTO Silk Road Task Force Meeting in Spain

Greece's contribution to the promotion of Europe's cultural heritage was underlined at the 7th UNWTO Silk Road Task Force Meeting held recently in Valencia.
Posted On 03 Apr 2017

Sustainability, New Platform Tourism Services and Silk Road Focus of UNWTO at ITB 2017

UNWTO activities at ITB 2017 will include the 7th UNWTO Silk Road Ministers Meeting and an event on the New Platform Tourism Services (or the so-called sharing economy).
Posted On 02 Mar 2017

UNWTO Chief to Visit Greece on February 28

At the invitation of Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura, the Secretary General of the UNWTO Taleb Rifai will pay an official visit to Greece.
Posted On 24 Feb 2017

UNWTO, WTTC: Trump’s Immigration Ban Goes Against Freedom of Travel

The UNWTO and the WTTC have expressed concern over the recently announced travel ban by the United States of America to nationals of seven countries.
Posted On 31 Jan 2017

Ambassador of Greece Presents Credentials to World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

The Ambassador of Greece, Christodoulos J. Lazaris, has presented his credentials to the Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Taleb Rifai, accrediting him as Permanent Representative of his country to the organization.
Posted On 10 Oct 2016

UNWTO: International Tourist Arrivals Up 4% in First Half of 2016

Between January and June 2016, destinations worldwide received 561 million international tourists, 21 million more than in 2015, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. For the remainder of 2016 prospects are positive overall.
Posted On 29 Sep 2016

First UNWTO Wine Tourism Conference Gathers Experts from Around the World

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), in collaboration with the Georgian National Tourism Administration, is organizing the 1st UNWTO Global Conference on Wine Tourism in the Kakheti wine region of Georgia on September 7-9.
Posted On 02 Sep 2016

UNWTO Welcomes Indonesia’s Cutting Edge Tourism Visa Policy

The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has expressed its full support to the decision of the Government of Indonesia to grant free visa travel to citizens from 169 countries.
Posted On 09 Aug 2016

UNWTO: International Tourism On the Up

Despite challenges in Europe and around the world, people have not been discouraged from travelling, says the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).
Posted On 20 Jul 2016

UNWTO Strongly Condemns Mass Shooting Attack in Orlando

On the behalf of the international tourism community, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) on Monday expressed its heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the victims of Sunday's mass shooting in Orlando, to the American people and the LGBT community...
Posted On 13 Jun 2016