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WTTC and IATA Join Forces for Biometrics Use

WTTC and IATA have agreed to partner, in efforts to achieve a seamless passenger experience through the use of biometrics technology.

UNWTO Joins Ministers’ Call on G20 Leaders to Prioritize Tourism

The UNWTO called on world leaders to consider including tourism in their agenda, during the 8th Meeting of Tourism Ministers of the G20 Economies.

UNWTO Partners with FC Barcelona in Areas of Tourism and Sports

The UNWTO and FC Barcelona have signed an agreement, opening the path to their collaboration in the areas of tourism and sports.

UNWTO Appoints Footballer Messi as Ambassador for Responsible Tourism

The United Nations World Tourism Organization has appointed professional footballer Lionel Messi as UNWTO Ambassador for Responsible Tourism.

Axia Hospitality Holds First International Press Tweetup Event in London

Axia Hospitality recently held its first International Press Tweetup event in London with the participation of more than 30 media representatives and travel bloggers.

WTM: Nominations Open for New Int’l Travel & Tourism Awards

Nominations have opened for the new International Travel & Tourism Awards, organised by WTM London, that will debut on November 6.

UNWTO Bolsters Teamwork in Tourism with EU

The UNWTO and the European Parliament signed an agreement in Brussels towards the advancement of sustainable tourism across the EU.

EU and China to Discuss Tourism and Culture Cooperation in Brussels

The 2018 EU-China Tourism Year initiative will be the focus of a cooperation summit at the European Parliament in Brussels on February 28.

UNWTO: 2017 Int’l Tourist Arrivals Up by 7%, Reach 1.32 Billion

International tourist arrivals increased by 7 percent in 2017 and reached a total of 1.32 billion, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer.

New UNWTO Chief Sets Priorities for Tourism

Adapting the tourism sector to new challenges including safety, employment and natural resources are the priorities set by the new UNWTO Secretary General, Zurab Pololikashvili.

Greece Looks to Connect Tourism with Culture

Ways to connect tourism with culture to promote Greece as a year round destination were discussed during a workshop held by the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).

UNWTO: International Tourism on Track for a Record Year

Destinations worldwide welcomed 901 million tourist arrivals during the first eight months of 2017, some 56 million more than in the same period of 2016.

Philoxenia 2017 Tourism Expo to Host Conference on Asian Market

Greece’s potential as a destination for the Asian market will be the focus of a conference to be held during the Philoxenia 2017 tourism expo in Thessaloniki.

GNTO Hosts Foreign Journalists on Kefalonia to Promote Diving Tourism

Journalists from the UK, Germany, Denmark and Poland will visit Kefalonia to attend an event on diving tourism, during a fam trip organized by the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO).

WeekenGO: Athens Among ‘Best Cities in the World to Spend a Weekend’

Athens is among the top 100 “Best Cities in the World to Spend a Weekend”, according to a study released by online weekend getaway portal and app weekenGO.

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.

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.

Vote for Greece in UNWTO’s Tourism Video Competition

A promotional video of the Greek National Tourism Organization titled “Greece – A 365-day Destination” will compete in UNWTO's Tourism Video Competition in China.