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World Tourism Day 2021 to Focus on Inclusivity

The UNWTO is inviting member and non-member states, businesses and individuals to celebrate inclusivity during World Tourism Day 2021 on September 27.

Three Greek Municipalities Nominated for UNWTO ‘Best Tourism Villages’ Award

The municipalities of Alonissos, Western Samos and Soufli are Greece’s nominees for the “Best Tourism Villages” award, an initiative by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

The Glasgow Declaration: Global Tourism Industry Urged to Accelerate Climate Action

Leading tourism organizations are urging the industry’s businesses and associations to commit to a decade of climate action to cut tourism emissions at least in half over the next decade.

Greece Presents Wine Tourism Strategy at UNWTO Global Event

Greece’s wine tourism strategy was presented to a wide range of experts by Deputy Tourism Minister Sofia Zacharaki at the 5th UNWTO Global Conference on Wine Tourism in Portugal.

Soufli Vying for UNWTO ‘Best Tourism Village’ Title

Soufli in Greece is aiming to be among the “Best Tourism Villages”, an initiative of the UNWTO to identify villages of member states that offer to tourism in rural areas.

Greece Looks to Promote its Tourism Villages Through UNWTO Initiative

The Greek Tourism Ministry is inviting the country’s villages to take part in an UNWTO initiative that will promote the ‘Best Tourism Villages’ of its member states.

New Study On Athens’ Tourism Carrying Capacity Starts

A new study on Athens’ tourism carrying capacity has launched by the World Tourism Association for Culture and Heritage and the Athens Development and Destination Management Agency.

International Travel Still on Hold Despite Uptick in May, Says UNWTO

Despite a small uptick in May, the emergence of Covid-19 variants is weighing on the recovery of international travel, says the UNWTO.

Tourism Takes Action on Plastic Waste and Pollution

The UNWTO’s Global Tourism Plastics Initiative has welcomed 32 new signatories, including accommodation providers, tour operators and online platforms.

Int’l Tourism Crash May Cost Global Economy $4 Trillion, Says Report

The crash in international tourism due to the Covid-19 pandemic could cause a loss of more than $4 trillion to the global GDP for 2020 and 2021, says a new report.

UNWTO Launches ‘Jobs Factory’ to Kickstart Tourism Employment Recovery

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has launched the ‘Jobs Factory’, a global hospitality network designed to connect talent with employers across the sector.

UNWTO and Greece to Collaborate on Maritime Tourism Research Centre

Greece will establish the first centre dedicated to measuring sustainable development of coastal and maritime tourism in the Eastern Mediterranean.

UNWTO Opens Call for ‘Best Tourism Villages’ Initiative

The UNWTO is calling on its member states to present best examples of rural villages harnessing the power of tourism to provide opportunity to local communities.

UNWTO and IATA Launch Destination Tracker that Provides Covid-19 Travel Info

The UNWTO and IATA launched a Destination Tracker, a new tool that provides up-to-date information on Covid-19 restrictions and requirements of airlines and destinations, allowing tourists to make informed choices.

Greece’s Restart Tourism Proposals Become UNWTO Recommendations for Other Countries

The UNWTO has approved Greece’s proposals to restart tourism and has adopted them as recommendations for its members.

UNWTO Looking for Best Ideas to Help Rural Tourism Recover from Covid-19

The UNWTO has launched a new competition to identify the best ideas that will help rural tourism communities recover from the impact of Covid-19.

UNWTO Outlines Two Scenarios for Possible Travel Rebound in 2021

The UNWTO has outlined two scenarios for 2021, which consider a possible rebound in international travel in the second half of the year.

Protecting Tourists a Priority for Over 100 Governments

More than 100 countries, alongside international organizations and leading business groups, have agreed to adopt harmonized standards for assisting tourists caught up in emergency situations.

Covid-19 Travel Restrictions Keep One in Three Tourism Destinations Completely Closed

One in three destinations worldwide are now completely closed to international tourism due to travel restrictions, the UNWTO's latest report says.

UN Agencies Release Inclusive Recovery Guide for Women in Tourism

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and UN Women have released an Inclusive Recovery Guide for women in tourism.