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UNWTO: International Tourist Arrivals Up 4% in First Half of 2016

Between January and June 2016, destinations worldwide received 561 million international tourists, 21 million more than in 2015, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. For the remainder of 2016 prospects are positive overall.

First UNWTO Wine Tourism Conference Gathers Experts from Around the World

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), in collaboration with the Georgian National Tourism Administration, is organizing the 1st UNWTO Global Conference on Wine Tourism in the Kakheti wine region of Georgia on September 7-9.

UNWTO Welcomes Indonesia’s Cutting Edge Tourism Visa Policy

The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has expressed its full support to the decision of the Government of Indonesia to grant free visa travel to citizens from 169 countries.

UNWTO: International Tourism On the Up

Despite challenges in Europe and around the world, people have not been discouraged from travelling, says the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

UNWTO Strongly Condemns Mass Shooting Attack in Orlando

On the behalf of the international tourism community, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) on Monday expressed its heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the victims of Sunday's mass shooting in Orlando, to the American people and the LGBT community...

UNWTO: Exports from International Tourism Rise 4% in 2015

International tourism receipts in destinations around the world grew by 3.6% in 2015, in line with the 4.4% increase in international arrivals. For the fourth consecutive year, international tourism grew faster than world merchandise trade, raising tourism’s share in world’s...

UNWTO, WTTC Strongly Condemn Attacks in Brussels

The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) have strongly condemned the attacks in Brussels on 22 March 2016.

Greece @ ITB 2016 – Photo Report by GTP

Greece received positive and optimistic messages from the German market at the leading trade fair for the worldwide travel industry, ITB Berlin, which marked 50 years.

ITB 2016: Public-private Partnerships Key to Success of Silk Road Tourism

The 6th Silk Road Ministers Meeting held at ITB Berlin last week focused on the role of public and private sector partnerships (PPPs) in the development of tourism along the Silk Road.

ITB Berlin 2016: Opening Ceremony and Events Not to Miss

The opening ceremony of ITB Berlin will see celebrity guests from politics and tourism, a film featuring highlights from the exhibition's 50 years and a colourful show hosted by this year’s partner country, the Maldives. The ceremony will take place on Tuesday, 8 March at 6 pm in...

UNWTO Activities at ITB Berlin 2016 to Focus on the Silk Road and Child Protection

On the 50th anniversary of ITB Berlin, UNWTO’s activities at the fair will focus on the development of the Silk Road and the World Tourism Network on Child Protection. ITB 2016 will take place on 9-13 March.

Zika Virus: UNWTO, WTTC Advise Travellers to Follow Health Advisories

Following the World Health Organization's (WHO) statement that the Zika virus is “a public health emergency of international concern”, the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) released statements on Tuesday.

UNWTO Expresses Support for Greek Tourism

Geopolitical developments and the refugee situation were the main topics discussed between Greece's Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura and the UN World Tourism Organization's (UNWTO) secretary general, Taleb Rifai, in a meeting during the 36th International Tourism Trade...

FITUR 2016: Kountoura to Promote Greece as a Destination in Spain

Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura will depart for Spain on Tuesday to promote Greece during the International Tourism Trade Fair FITUR, which will run January 20-24 in Madrid.

Tourism Ministers Need to Expand Scope

If the world’s governments want the tourism industry to grow, they need to expand the scope of their tourism ministers to include everything from aviation to rail travel policies.

ETC Report: European Tourism Towards Another Positive Year

The majority of European destinations recorded positive results for the first months of 2015, according to the European Travel Commission’s (ETC) latest report “European Tourism 2015 – Trends & Prospects (Q1/2015)”.

Greek Hotel Sector Lends Growth a Helping Hand

The Greek hospitality sector has emerged as a driving force of the country’s economy, according to the latest ICAP Group Economic Research Department study.

ITB Berlin Opens, Greece Optimistic for 2015 Tourism Season

Greece will aim this year to win more visitors from Western Europe, the Unites States and Germany, Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura told the press on Wednesday, the opening day for ITB Berlin.

Greece Tops World Media Travel Lists, Tourism Insiders Fear Snap Polls Will Lead to Bad Press

Whether it’s in The Independent, CNN or the Huffington Post, Greece has yet again made it into top choice lists as one of the world’s best destinations to visit in 2015, but tourism industry insiders are now expressing fears that snap elections on January 25 will have an massive...

UNWTO, UNESCO to Hold 1st World Conference on Tourism and Culture

The UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) will hold the world’s first ministerial-level conference on tourism and culture in cooperation with UNESCO in Siem Reap, Cambodia, in 2015.