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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

UNWTO: Exports from International Tourism Rise 4% in 2015

International tourism receipts in destinations around the world grew by 3.6% in 2015, in line with the 4.4% increase in international arrivals. For the fourth consecutive year, international tourism grew faster than world merchandise trade, raising tourism’s share in world’s...
Posted On 06 May 2016

UNWTO, WTTC Strongly Condemn Attacks in Brussels

The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) have strongly condemned the attacks in Brussels on 22 March 2016.
Posted On 22 Mar 2016

Greece @ ITB 2016 – Photo Report by GTP

Greece received positive and optimistic messages from the German market at the leading trade fair for the worldwide travel industry, ITB Berlin, which marked 50 years.
Posted On 21 Mar 2016

ITB 2016: Public-private Partnerships Key to Success of Silk Road Tourism

The 6th Silk Road Ministers Meeting held at ITB Berlin last week focused on the role of public and private sector partnerships (PPPs) in the development of tourism along the Silk Road.
Posted On 15 Mar 2016

ITB Berlin 2016: Opening Ceremony and Events Not to Miss

The opening ceremony of ITB Berlin will see celebrity guests from politics and tourism, a film featuring highlights from the exhibition's 50 years and a colourful show hosted by this year’s partner country, the Maldives. The ceremony will take place on Tuesday, 8 March at 6 pm in...
Posted On 07 Mar 2016

UNWTO Activities at ITB Berlin 2016 to Focus on the Silk Road and Child Protection

On the 50th anniversary of ITB Berlin, UNWTO’s activities at the fair will focus on the development of the Silk Road and the World Tourism Network on Child Protection. ITB 2016 will take place on 9-13 March.
Posted On 02 Mar 2016

Zika Virus: UNWTO, WTTC Advise Travellers to Follow Health Advisories

Following the World Health Organization's (WHO) statement that the Zika virus is “a public health emergency of international concern”, the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) released statements on Tuesday.
Posted On 02 Feb 2016