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Thessaloniki to Host 8th UNWTO International Meeting on Silk Road Tourism in 2018

Thessaloniki in 2018 will host the 8th UNWTO International Meeting on Silk Road Tourism, the biggest biennial event of the UNWTO Silk Road program.

Kountoura to Discuss ‘Overtourism’ at 2017 UNWTO/WTM Ministers’ Summit

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura will discuss the challenges of "overtourism" at the UNWTO/WTM Ministers’ Summit at WTM London.
Posted On 02 Nov 2017

UNWTO Marks World Tourism Day 2017 with Travelers’ Competition

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has launched a travelers’ competition to mark World Tourism Day on September 27, 2017.

Santo Maris Oia Holds Coastal Cleanup Operation on Santorini

The Santo Maris Oia Luxury Suites & Spa recently held a major cleanup operation at Santorini's harbor and on the beach of Baxedes in Oia.

UNWTO: Greece Tourism Hits Gold in July

Greece has taken the lead over its rival Spain in terms of tourism performance in the first half of the year, according to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

Zurab Pololikashvili Appointed as UNWTO Secretary General for 2018-2021

Zurab Pololikashvili, current Ambassador of Georgia to Spain, Morocco, Algeria and Andorra, has been appointed Secretary General of the UNWTO for the 2018-2021 period.
Posted On 14 Sep 2017

UNWTO to Address Impacts of Hurricane Irma at Special Meeting

The UNWTO is conveying a special meeting to address the impacts of Hurricane Irma, on the occasion of its upcoming 22nd General Assembly.
Posted On 08 Sep 2017

Thessaloniki Tourism Organization Launches Website in Chinese Language

In efforts to increase the flow of Chinese tourists, the Thessaloniki Tourism Organization recently launched the Chinese version of its official website.

UNWTO: Int’l Tourism Sees Strongest Half-year Results Since 2010

Destinations worldwide welcomed 598 million international tourists in the first six months of 2017, some 36 million more than in the same period of 2016.
Posted On 07 Sep 2017

Rhodes Hosts Environmental, Science and Technology Conference ‘CEST2017’

Rhodes from August 31 to September 2 will host the 15th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology (CEST2017).

UNWTO Launches ‘Travel.Enjoy.Respect’ Campaign

The UNWTO has launched a consumer-oriented campaign to raise awareness of the value and contribution that sustainable tourism can make towards development.
Posted On 22 Aug 2017

‘World Tourism Day 2017’ to Focus on Sustainable Tourism

This year’s World Tourism Day, held on September 27, will be focused on Sustainable Tourism – a Tool for Development, the UNWTO has announced.
Posted On 10 Aug 2017

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
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