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Zurab Pololikashvili Elected as New Secretary General of UNWTO

The Ambassador of Georgia to Spain Zurab Pololikashvili has been elected as the new Secretary General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).
Posted On 12 May 2017

EU Welcomes Half a Billion International Tourists in 2016

International tourist arrivals to the EU increased by 4% in 2016, reaching almost 500 million or 40% of the world’s total, according to the UNWTO.
Posted On 29 Mar 2017

PM Tsipras: Greece is ‘Breaking Records’ in Tourist Arrivals

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras has informed UNWTO Secretary General Taleb Rifai that "year by year Greece is breaking records" in tourist arrivals.
Posted On 28 Feb 2017

Global Travel Bodies Welcome ‘International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017’

The GTAC, which brings together major global travel associations, welcomed the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017.
Posted On 08 Feb 2017

UNWTO Welcomes EU-China Year of Tourism

World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Secretary-General Taleb Rifai recently welcomed the forthcoming 2018 EU-China Year of Tourism.
Posted On 23 Dec 2016

European Vacationers Prefer Safe City Breaks in 2016

European travelers preferred city trips and safer destinations to the traditional sea & sun deals while the number of Asian tourists declined for 2016.
Posted On 23 Dec 2016

UNWTO, European Travel Commission Address Crisis Communications in Tourism

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the European Travel Commission (ETC) recently co-organized a working session with European countries to discuss crisis communications in tourism.
Posted On 16 Dec 2016

Amadeus, UNWTO and Kenya Partner to Foster Job Creation in Travel and Tourism Sectors

Amadeus, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Tourism Ministry of Kenya have signed an agreement to provide youth and women of underprivileged communities with access to employment and entrepreneurship opportunities in travel and tourism.
Posted On 10 Nov 2016

Ambassador of Greece Presents Credentials to World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

The Ambassador of Greece, Christodoulos J. Lazaris, has presented his credentials to the Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Taleb Rifai, accrediting him as Permanent Representative of his country to the organization.
Posted On 10 Oct 2016

First UNWTO Wine Tourism Conference Gathers Experts from Around the World

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), in collaboration with the Georgian National Tourism Administration, is organizing the 1st UNWTO Global Conference on Wine Tourism in the Kakheti wine region of Georgia on September 7-9.
Posted On 02 Sep 2016

Global Travel Task Force Launched To Monitor Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak

The risk of transmission of Ebola virus disease (EVD) during air travel is low, according to a joint statement on travel and transport in relation to Ebola outbreak released by the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the World...
Posted On 19 Aug 2014

UNWTO Launches Global Report On Shopping Tourism

Shopping tourism has emerged as a growing component of the travel experience, either as a prime motivation or as one of the major activities undertaken by tourists at their destinations, according to the Global Report on Shopping Tourism recently released by the World Tourism...
Posted On 22 May 2014