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Greece Aims to Increase Number of Visiting Chinese Travelers by 2020

Greece wants to get a share of the more that 10 million Chinese tourists who came to Europe last year with authorities aiming to tap into an ever-growing tourist market.
Posted On 17 Feb 2017

UNWTO Applauds 5-day Visa-free Policy by Belarus to Citizens of 80 States

The UNWTO supports the decision of the Government of Belarus to launch the 5-day visa-free policy that will be applicable to travelers from 80 countries.
Posted On 30 Jan 2017

UNWTO Begins the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

The UNWTO recently held an event in the El Pardo Palace in Madrid to celebrate the launch of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.
Posted On 20 Jan 2017

Blogtrotters 2017 to Showcase Greece as Sustainable Travel Destination

Digital influencer community Blogtrotters has dedicated 2017 to the promotion of Greece's successful sustainable tourism practices.
Posted On 20 Jan 2017

2017 is the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

In 2017 tourism representatives will have 12 months to celebrate and promote the contribution of the tourism sector to building a better world.
Posted On 29 Dec 2016

‘Building Sustainability in EU Tourism’ at GTSC European Regional Meeting on Nov 23-24

Join us at the GTSC European Regional Meeting on November 23-24 to learn from founders, directors, and CEOs on how to best manage your destination or enterprise following sustainable tourism standards.

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

International Tourism Community Shocked by Suicide Bomb Attack in Istanbul

A suicide attacker detonated a bomb in a major shopping and tourist district in Istanbul, Turkey, on Saturday. The blast killed at least five people and wounded dozens of others, including 12 foreigners.
Posted On 19 Mar 2016

UNWTO Saddened by FlyDubai Plane Crash in Russia

A FlyDubai airliner, en route from Dubai, crashed in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don early Saturday, killing all 62 people aboard.
Posted On 19 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

Ivory Coast: UNWTO Condemns Beach Resort Attacks

UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai has condemned the terrorist attacks that reportedly killed 16 people, including four Europeans, and wounded many in Ivory Coast's beach resort town of Grand Bassam on Sunday.
Posted On 13 Mar 2016

ITB 2016: UNWTO Lists Priorities for Tourism

Ensuring safe and seamless travel, enhancing the opportunities brought by technology and accelerating the shift towards a more sustainable sector are the priorities for the sector, said UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, opening the 50th edition of ITB Berlin on Tuesday, March 8.
Posted On 09 Mar 2016

Can Women in Greek Tourism ‘Make it Happen’?

"You've come a long way, baby” …that’s how US cigarette company Philip Morris marketed its lady-like smokes, the Virginia Slims, to young professional women in 1968. Today, some 48 years later, female empowerment through employment can’t say the same.
Posted On 07 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

UNWTO: Visa-free Travel on the Rise

The number of tourists traveling the world visa-free is growing, paving the way for further growth of the sector, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) reports.
Posted On 15 Jan 2016

UNWTO Chief Says Diversifying Key to Greece’s Tourism Growth

Diversifying is key to the Greek tourism sector’s growth, Taleb Rifai, Secretary-General of the United Nations’ World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), said in a recent interview.
Posted On 11 Jan 2016

UNWTO: The International Tourism Community Strongly Condemns the Attacks in Paris

The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is deeply shocked by the tragic attacks perpetrated in Paris and expresses its heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the victims and to the French people in this difficult moment.
Posted On 14 Nov 2015

#TastingEurope to Guide Traveling Foodies

The European Travel Commission (ETC) will present Europe’s official portal of food and gastronomy tourism “TastingEurope.com” during the Food Tourism Week to be held at the Milan EXPO on September 28-30.
Posted On 28 Sep 2015

Greece Marks World Tourism Day 2015

On the occasion of World Tourism Day, Greek key tourism figures give their messages to mark the contribution of the sector to Greece's economy.
Posted On 27 Sep 2015