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UNWTO/WTM: Tourism Protests are a ‘Wake-up Call’ for Destinations

The tourism industry must act now to tackle overtourism, UNWTO Secretary General Taleb Rifai underlined while speaking at the WTM London 2017.

Kountoura to Discuss ‘Overtourism’ at 2017 UNWTO/WTM Ministers’ Summit

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura will discuss the challenges of "overtourism" at the UNWTO/WTM Ministers’ Summit at WTM London.

UNWTO Marks World Tourism Day 2017 with Travelers’ Competition

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has launched a travelers’ competition to mark World Tourism Day on September 27, 2017.

UNWTO: Code of Ethics for Tourism Becomes International Convention

The Code of Ethics for Tourism, the main policy document of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), has been transformed into an international convention in order to reinforce its effectiveness.

Over 1,300 delegates Attend 22nd UNWTO General Assembly in Chengdu, China

More than 1,300 delegates from over 130 countries attended the opening of the 22nd session of the UNWTO General Assembly in Chengdu, China, on September 13.

UNWTO to Address Impacts of Hurricane Irma at Special Meeting

The UNWTO is conveying a special meeting to address the impacts of Hurricane Irma, on the occasion of its upcoming 22nd General Assembly.

UNWTO: Int’l Tourism Sees Strongest Half-year Results Since 2010

Destinations worldwide welcomed 598 million international tourists in the first six months of 2017, some 36 million more than in the same period of 2016.

UNWTO & WTM Ministers’ Summit to Debate ‘Overtourism’

The UNWTO & WTM Ministers’ Summit will debate the so-called ‘overtourism’ at this year’s World Travel Market (WTM) London on Tuesday, November 7.

UNWTO Launches ‘Travel.Enjoy.Respect’ Campaign

The UNWTO has launched a consumer-oriented campaign to raise awareness of the value and contribution that sustainable tourism can make towards development.

‘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.

UNWTO: Europe Sees Int’l Arrivals Rebound in January-April 2017

International arrivals in Europe rebounded in January-April after mixed results last year and increased by 6%, according to the UNWTO.

UNWTO Condemns US Travel Restrictions on Cuba

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) expressed its firm resentment over the decision by the United States Administration to restore travel restrictions with Cuba.

GNTO Expects 30 Million Visitors in Greece in 2017

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) has announced that it expects a record-breaking 30 million international visitors to Greece this year.

Kountoura Presents Greece’s Tourism Policy at WTFL 2017 Forum in Switzerland

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura represented Greece at the 5th World Tourism Forum Lucerne (WTFL), a global event held in Lucerne, Switzerland.

Tourism Stakeholders Gather in Greece to Support Development of Western Silk Road

Alexandroupolis hosted the 1st International UNWTO Western Silk Road Workshop, the first practical step of an initiative developed by the UNWTO and the European Commission.

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.

EU Welcomes Half a Billion International Tourists in 2016

International tourist arrivals to the EU increased by 4% in 2016, reaching almost 500 million or 40% of the world’s total, according to the UNWTO.

UNWTO Elections: Secretary-General Candidates Confirmed

Seven candidates are in the running for the position of Secretary-General of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) for the period 2018-2021.

Kountoura: Greece Among Top Destinations for German Tourists in 2017

Following the recent ITB Berlin expo, Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura states that Greece is among the top destinations of German travellers this year.

Tourism Opens our Hearts and Minds: UNWTO Secretary-General at ITB Berlin 2017

"Tourism can transform our world and build better understanding in a world living a deficit of tolerance", said UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai at the opening ceremony of ITB Berlin.