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UNWTO: International Tourism on Track for a Record Year

Destinations worldwide welcomed 901 million tourist arrivals during the first eight months of 2017, some 56 million more than in the same period of 2016.

WeekenGO: Athens Among ‘Best Cities in the World to Spend a Weekend’

Athens is among the top 100 “Best Cities in the World to Spend a Weekend”, according to a study released by online weekend getaway portal and app weekenGO.

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 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.

Greece Submits Candidacy for UNWTO Executive Council Position

Greece has submitted its application to occupy one of the seats allocated to the Executive Council of the UNWTO for the years 2018 – 2021.

GNTO Secretary General Dimitris Tryfonopoulos Resigns for UNWTO Position

Dimitris Tryfonopoulos has stepped down as Secretary General of the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) to enter a position at the UNWTO.

Greece Celebrates World Tourism Day 2016, Spreads the Word about Accessibility

On the occasion of World Tourism Day on September 27, Greek tourism figures give their messages to mark the importance of Accessible Tourism and the creation of environments that can cater for the needs of all of us.

UNWTO and Partners Launch e-toolkit to Lower Energy Use in Hotels

The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and its partners in the Nearly Zero Energy Hotels (neZEH) initiative have launched a new tool aimed at lowering energy use in hotels.

UNWTO Launches 2016 World Tourism Day Campaign

The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) on Wednesday launched the 2016 World Tourism Day (WTD) campaign, which this year focuses on the right of every individual to enjoy barrier free travel around the globe.

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...

ITB Berlin Brings Refugee Issue into the Spotlight

One of the international travel industry’s major events, the ITB Berlin 2016, to take place in Germany on March 9-13, will cast the spotlight on one of the most controversial issues impacting the industry right now: the refugee crisis.

UNWTO Shocked By Tragic Loss Of Malaysia Airlines Flight

The UNWTO is deeply shocked by the tragic crash of Malaysia Airline flight MH17. On behalf of the international tourism community, UNWTO conveys its heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the victims.

World Tourism Day 2014: Celebrating Tourism And Community Development

"Tourism and Community Development" will be the theme of this year’s World Tourism Day (WTD) on 27 September 2014, according to the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).