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Government Expands Ties with Asia

Boosting tourism and trade with Asia was a key theme last month, with the government signing agreements with South Korea and Thailand. Progress also was made on direct flights to Beijing.
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Message by the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon

Message on Word Tourism Day – 27 September 2012 The Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development emphasized that well-designed and well-managed tourism can make a significant contribution to the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable...
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UNWTO General Assembly Opens In Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Key issues such as visa facilitation, connectivity and accessibility are on the agenda of the over 120 delegations from UNWTO Members States gathering this week at Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe, for the 20th Session of the UNWTO General Assembly.
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UNWTO: Countdown To World Tourism Day 2013

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai give their messages on the occasion of World Tourism Day (WTD) on 27 September 2013 under the theme "Tourism and Water: Protecting our Common Future."
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World Tourism Day 2013: Message By UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Official message by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on World Tourism Day 2013.

UNWTO Shocked By Tragic Loss Of Malaysia Airlines Flight

The UNWTO is deeply shocked by the tragic crash of Malaysia Airline flight MH17. On behalf of the international tourism community, UNWTO conveys its heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the victims.

UN Chief to Visit Lesvos, Meet Refugees on June 18

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will visit the island of Lesvos in Greece next week to assess the refugee situation and to show his solidarity.

Kountoura to Represent Greece at St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in Russia

Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura and Deputy Foreign Minister Dimitris Mardas will represent the Greek Government at the 20th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) that will take place June 16-18 in Russia.

UN Chief Visits Refugees on Lesvos, Praises Greece’s ‘Philoxenia’

Visiting the Greek island of Lesvos, which has become migrants' entry point to Europe, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday called on the countries in the region to respond with a humane and human rights-based approach, instead of border closures, barriers and...