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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.

Greece to Set Up 1st UNWTO Mediterranean Coastal & Maritime Tourism Observatory

The UNWTO's first Mediterranean Coastal and Maritime Tourism Observatory will be set up in Greece this June.

Athens to Host 66th Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Europe

Athens, Greece, will be the host destination of the 66th Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Europe during June 2-4.

UNWTO Announces Winners of SDGs Global Startup Competition

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has announced the winners of its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Global Startup Competition.

UNWTO: 2020 Worst Year in Tourism History

Global tourism suffered its worst year on record in 2020, with one billion fewer international arrivals, says the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

Greece Looks to Host 1st Conference of UNWTO Online Tourism Education Committee

Greek Deputy Tourism Minister Sofia Zacharaki has submitted a proposal for Greece to host the first conference of the UNWTO Online Education Committee for tourism.

UNWTO: Tourism Restart Needs Vaccination Certificates, Harmonized Testing Protocols

The UNWTO has called for the safe resumption of international travel in a harmonized way that includes vaccination certificates and testing protocols.

Zurab Pololikashvili Nominated to Lead UNWTO for Four More Years

The members of the UNWTO's Executive Council have nominated Secretary General Zurab Pololikashvili to continue leading the United Nations specialized agency for four more years.

UNWTO to Hold Secretary General Election for 2022-2025 Term

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is starting the new year with the election for the position of Secretary General for the 2022-2025 term.

Greek Minister in Madrid for UNWTO’s Global Tourism Crisis Committee Meeting

Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis will attend the UNWTO Global Tourism Crisis Committee's first meeting of the year, which will take place in Madrid, Spain.

Hospitality Challenge Online Events to Focus on Future of Tourism

The World Tourism Organization and Sommet Education are organizing the Hospitality Challenge Pitch, a series of online events focusing on the future of tourism.

UNWTO: Restart of Tourism Cannot Wait for Mass Covid-19 Vaccinations

The UNWTO is calling on governments to do more to help tourism's restart and show that safe international travel is not only possible but also essential.

UNWTO: Plunge in 2020 Arrivals Drives Tourism Back to 1990 Levels

The year 2020 will go down in history as the worst year on record for global tourism with international arrivals expected to reach 1990 levels, the UNWTO says.

WTM London Publishes Manifesto for Safer, Smarter and Greener Tourism Industry

WTM London has published a Travel & Tourism Manifesto to guide policy-makers with concrete solutions to present and future challenges.

Accessible Tourism Identified as ‘Game Changer’ for Destinations

Ensuring accessibility for tourists with specific access requirements can be a "game changer" for destinations around the world. the UNWTO says.

Europe Leads the Way in Easing Covid-19 Travel Restrictions

Europe continues to lead the way in lifting or easing travel restrictions that were introduced in response to Covid-19, according to the UNWTO.

UNWTO’s Global Tourism Plastics Initiative Gaining Ground

The UNWTO's Global Tourism Plastics Initiative has welcomed 26 new signatories, including businesses and organizations from every part of the tourism value chain.

UNWTO Looks to Protect Tourists’ Rights as Consumers Through New Initiative

The UNWTO is planning to launch an International Code for the Protection of Tourists, which will be the first legal framework to safeguard tourists’ rights as consumers.