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UNWTO: Three Scenarios for Impact of Covid-19 on 2020 Tourism

The UNWTO has outlined three possible future scenarios for international tourism in 2020, depending on how the Covid-19 crisis unfolds.

Message from UNWTO: We Must Protect Tourism Sector to Save Jobs

"Millions who have put their trust and future in the capacity of tourism to create jobs are at stake... we must ensure the protection of a sector that has brought dignity and equality worldwide," the UNWTO says in a public message on May 1.

Covid-19: All Destinations Worldwide Have Travel Restrictions – Update by UNWTO

The Covid-19 pandemic has prompted all destinations worldwide to introduce restrictions on travel, research by the UNWTO has found.

UNWTO: 96% of Global Destinations Impose Covid-19 Travel Restrictions

Ninety-six percent of all worldwide destinations, as of 6 April, have introduced travel restrictions in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the UNWTO.

International Tourist Arrivals Could Drop 20-30% in 2020 Due to Covid-19

International tourist arrivals could drop by 20 to 30% in 2020, when compared with 2019 figures, due to the coronavirus, says the UNWTO.

World Tourism Organization: Stay Home, But Travel Tomorrow!

"By staying home today, we can travel tomorrow," says the UNWTO in a message released to the world as the Covid-19 situation evolves.

UNWTO Seeking Disruptive Ideas for 2nd Gastronomy Tourism Startup Competition

The UNWTO is looking for disruptive ideas and innovators to take part in the 2nd Global Gastronomy Tourism Startup Competition.

Greece to Establish National Observatory for Sustainable Tourism Development

The Greek Tourism Ministry is looking to establish a National Observatory for Sustainable Tourism Development.

UNWTO Report Offers Insight into Short-term Rental Challenges

Fair competition, consumer protection, planning and sustainability are the key areas of focus of a new report covering short-term rental practices released by UWNTO.

Greece to Celebrate World Tourism Day with Free Admission to the Acropolis

Greece will celebrate World Tourism Day on Friday, September 27, with free admission to the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum in Athens.

GNTO Sees Boost in Arrivals and Early Bookings from Russia to Greece

Autumn arrivals from Russia to Greece are on the rise compared to the same period in 2018, according to the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO).

UNWTO Launches 2nd Global Tourism Startup Competition

The World Tourism Organization and Spanish tourism group Globalia have launched the second edition of the UNWTO Global Tourism Startup Competition.

UNWTO: International Tourism Up 4% in First Half of 2019

Destinations worldwide received 671 million international tourist arrivals between January and June 2019, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer.

UNWTO Announces Global Sports Tourism Start-up Competition

The 1st UNWTO Sports Tourism Start-up Competition, designed to identify projects and innovations that can transform the sports tourism sector in the near future, has launched.

UNWTO Chief: Greece Gets Kudos for Expertise, Experience and Innovation

Expertise, experience and innovation make Greece a leading tourist destination, according to UNWTO Secretary General Zurab Pololikashvili.

International Tourism Revenue Hit $1.7 Trillion in 2018

Exports generated by international tourism reached $1.7 trillion in 2018, a 4 percent increase in real terms over the previous year, according to the UNWTO.

Global Survey Finds Residents Still Positive About Urban Tourism

Improving infrastructure and creating experiences are among the ways to keep tourism in check, according to a UNWTO/IPSOS survey.

Greece-based Sports Tourism Body for Peace Gains International Attention

The Greece-based International Sports and Tourism Organization for Peace & Prosperity has already attracted the interest of bodies from around the world.

Emergency State in Sri Lanka after Easter Sunday Attack Leaves at least 290 Dead

Sri Lanka will be put in a state of emergency as of midnight, after a series of attacks on churches and hotels on Easter Sunday, left at least 290 people dead and 500 injured.

Nominations Open for WTM’s International Travel & Tourism Awards

The prestigious International Travel & Tourism Awards (ITTAs), presented by WTM London, will open nominations on March 1 for its second ceremony in November.