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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

International Tourism Generates $1.4 Trillion In Export Earnings In 2013

Total export earnings generated by international tourism in 2013 reached $1.4 trillion, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer.
Posted On 16 May 2014

UNWTO: Greece Is A Success Story

UNWTO Secretary General Taleb Rifai referred to the "tremendous turnaround" Greek tourism made in 2013, while speaking at the High-Level Conference On Coastal And Maritime Tourism held in Athens.
Posted On 10 Mar 2014

Europe’s Blue Economy Potential Discussed In Athens

Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni spoke about the challenges and opportunities arising from coastal and maritime tourism for European Union countries at a High-Level Conference held on 10 March at the Acropolis Museum in Athens.
Posted On 10 Mar 2014

UNWTO, UNODC and UNESCO Launch Anti-Trafficking Campaign

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have joined forces to promote a global campaign urging travellers to support the fight against a number...
Posted On 07 Mar 2014

UNWTO-UNESCO Anti-Trafficking Campaign To Launch At ITB Berlin

An anti-trafficking campaign aimed to engage tourists in the global fight against the illicit trafficking of persons, wildlife or cultural artifacts will be launched at ITB 2014.
Posted On 26 Feb 2014

UNWTO Launches International Handbook On Tourism And Peace

The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) recently launched the International Handbook on Tourism and Peace, providing a unique overview of tourism as a tool in peace building and reconciliation efforts.
Posted On 31 Jan 2014

2nd UNWTO Global Knowledge Network Forum Call For Papers

On 28-30 May 2014, the 2nd UNWTO Global Knowledge Network Forum will gather in Anahuac, Mexico, to discuss innovation in tourism in recognition to its central role to further increase the sector’s contribution to sustainable development worldwide.
Posted On 09 Jan 2014

UNWTO Offers Position For PHD Researcher

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is searching for a PHD researcher.
Posted On 08 Jan 2014

UNWTO: Greece Makes Top 10 Of Largest International Tourism Earners In 2013

Greece is included in the top 10 of the destinations that saw a double-digit growth in international tourism receipts in the first nine months of 2013, according to UNWTO data.
Posted On 18 Dec 2013

UNWTO Informs On Tourism Ethics On International Human Rights Day (10 December)

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) referred to its guiding policy document - the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism (GCET) - on the occasion of International Human Rights Day on 10 December.
Posted On 10 Dec 2013

Accessible Tourism Recommendations By The UNWTO

Today, 3 December, is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities and the UNWTO has released its recently updated Recommendations on Accessible Tourism.
Posted On 03 Dec 2013

HATTA Signs UNWTO’s Global Code of Ethics for Tourism

The Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourist Agencies (HATTA) was one of the associations of travel agencies from around the world that signed the UNWTO's Global Code of Ethics for Tourism (GCET).
Posted On 03 Dec 2013

UNWTO, UNESCO Join Hands In Sustainable Tourism Promotion

UNWTO and the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have forged a new cooperation agreement consolidating efforts on sustainable tourism and the protection of natural and cultural heritage.
Posted On 29 Nov 2013

T.20 Ministers Commit To Continue Visa Facilitation Improvement

The T.20 Ministers' meeting in London agreed to continue placing visa facilitation as a priority in the aim of stimulating economic growth and generating more jobs through tourism.
Posted On 11 Nov 2013

UNWTO Affiliate Members Elect New Chair

The Instituto Para La Calidad Turística Española, ICTE (Spain) was voted to the position of Chairman of the Affiliate Members Board for the next two years.
Posted On 08 Nov 2013

Kefalogianni Attends WTM & UNWTO Ministers’ Summit

Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni joined tourism ministers from around the world and attended the seventh WTM & UNWTO Ministers’ Summit, held on 5 November, the second day of World Travel Market 2013.
Posted On 05 Nov 2013

WTM 2013: Tourism Growth Continues Despite Visa, Tax Concerns

UNWTO Secretary General Dr Taleb Rifai said in the first eight months of 2013 aviation grew by 5.1% and will close the year 4% up, ahead of what the UNWTO was predicting earlier this year.
Posted On 05 Nov 2013

Europe’s Strong Performance Boosts International Tourism, Greece Among Largest Earners

With a 15 percent increase in tourism receipts, Greece was mentioned in the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer among the 25 largest international tourism earners that saw their receipts grow by double-digits for the first six to eight months of 2013.
Posted On 29 Oct 2013