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ITB 2015: UNWTO Pledges Support to Greece

The UN World Tourism Organization fully supports Greek tourism, UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai assured Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura during a meeting held on the sidelines of the ITB Berlin.
Posted On 05 Mar 2015

UNWTO Sets Criteria for Hotel Rating System

The second joint UNWTO/Norwegian Accreditation hotel classification report released on Thursday, identifies the common criteria among 4 and 5 star hotels, providing a reference point of international accommodation standards to assist destinations in establishing effective rating...
Posted On 27 Feb 2015

UNWTO: Governments Around the World Recognize Benefits of Visa Facilitation

Visa facilitation has experienced strong progress in recent years, particularly through the implementation of visa on arrival policies, according to UNWTO’s latest Visa Openness Report.
Posted On 18 Feb 2015

UK Press: Should British Tourists Think Twice Before Coming to Greece?

The January 25 election result in Greece, bringing the leftist Syriza party to power with a majority vote has created concern in the UK press with a series of articles wondering whether British travellers should think twice before packing their bags.
Posted On 28 Jan 2015

UNWTO: Over 1.1 Billion Tourists Travelled Abroad in 2014

International tourist arrivals reached 1,138 million in 2014, a 4.7 percent increase over the previous year, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. For 2015, UNWTO forecasts international tourist arrivals to grow between 3 and 4 percent.
Posted On 27 Jan 2015

Record International Tourism Numbers Expected in 2014, Greece Contributes to Results

International tourism is set to hit a new record by the end of 2014 with over 1.1 billion tourists travelling the world in one single year.
Posted On 18 Dec 2014

UNWTO, UNESCO to Hold 1st World Conference on Tourism and Culture

The UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) will hold the world’s first ministerial-level conference on tourism and culture in cooperation with UNESCO in Siem Reap, Cambodia, in 2015.
Posted On 17 Dec 2014

WTM 2014: Mega-events and Wellness Take Center Stage

The UNWTO & WTM Ministers' Summit set the tone for the second day of World Travel Market 2014, with tourism ministers from around the world discussing the synergies between mega-events and tourism.
Posted On 04 Nov 2014

WTM 2014: UNWTO Activities At World Travel Market

The UNWTO/WTM Ministers’ Summit will bring together Tourism Ministers and leading tourism experts from all over the world to debate key issues surrounding tourism and mega-events.
Posted On 31 Oct 2014

UNWTO Commends Greece On Strong Tourism Results

UNWTO Secretary General Taleb Rifai commended the excellent results of Greece's tourism sector, indicating that 2014 will come to an exceptional close.
Posted On 27 Oct 2014

Greece Wants To Host 2017 UNWTO General Assembly

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras has requested for Greece to be the host country to the 2017 United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) General Assembly.
Posted On 23 Oct 2014

UN World Tourism Organization Discusses Greek Tourism

United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Secretary General Taleb Rifai met with Greece's Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni on 22 October at the Maximos Mansion in Athens.
Posted On 22 Oct 2014

UNWTO-WTM Ministers’ Summit To Address Mega Events, Tourism & Creating Lasting Legacies

The 2014 UNWTO and WTM Ministers’ Summit at World Travel Market (WTM) will put a spotlight on the essential connection between tourism and mega events, looking in particular at how such events can create a lasting legacy.
Posted On 15 Oct 2014

UNWTO: Greece In Top 10 Of Countries With Highest Growth In Foreign Tourist Arrivals Worldwide

Greece is among the countries that registered the highest growth in foreign tourist arrivals in the world in the first half of the year, according to the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).
Posted On 06 Oct 2014

International Tourism Up By 5% In First Half Of 2014

Destinations worldwide received some 517 million international tourists between January and June 2014, 22 million more than in the same period of 2013, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer.
Posted On 15 Sep 2014

IRENA & UNWTO to promote renewable energies

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), have joined forces to promote the use of renewable energies in Islands.

UNWTO Awards 2014 – Open For Applications

UNWTO has opened the call for applications for the 11th edition of the UNWTO Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism.
Posted On 05 Aug 2014

BBC On Global Travel: Who Is Going Where? And Why?

Over a billion people traveled to another country last year. But where were they going and why? BBC News examines the facts about global travel using data from the UNWTO.
Posted On 29 Jul 2014

UNWTO: International Arrivals Up By 5% From January To April 2014, Strong Peak Season Anticipated

Demand for international tourism remained strong in the first four months of 2014 according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. International tourist arrivals worldwide grew by five percent.
Posted On 21 Jul 2014

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).
Posted On 17 Jul 2014