On the occasion of International Women’s Day on Sunday, UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, called upon the tourism sector to step up policies and businesses practices that promote gender equality and women's empowerment.
During this year's ITB Berlin, UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai underscored how the travel and the technological revolutions are shaping our society and how technology is changing the tourism sector.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.