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Int’l Tourist Arrivals Up 3.9% in 2016, Experts Optimistic About 2017

2016, the seventh consecutive year of growth of the tourism sector, saw some 46 million more tourist arrivals than in 2015.

2017 is the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

In 2017 tourism representatives will have 12 months to celebrate and promote the contribution of the tourism sector to building a better world.

UNWTO Welcomes EU-China Year of Tourism

World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Secretary-General Taleb Rifai recently welcomed the forthcoming 2018 EU-China Year of Tourism.

UNWTO, European Travel Commission Address Crisis Communications in Tourism

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the European Travel Commission (ETC) recently co-organized a working session with European countries to discuss crisis communications in tourism.

WTM 2016: Minister Kountoura Underlines Importance of Safe and Seamless Travel

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura recently echoed the sentiments of UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai that tourism brings people together and plays a key role in building peace.

UNWTO: Almost 1bn International Tourists in First Nine Months of 2016

Destinations around the world welcomed 956 million international tourists between January and September 2016, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. This is 34 million more than in the same period of 2015, a 4 percent increase.

Amadeus, UNWTO and Kenya Partner to Foster Job Creation in Travel and Tourism Sectors

Amadeus, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Tourism Ministry of Kenya have signed an agreement to provide youth and women of underprivileged communities with access to employment and entrepreneurship opportunities in travel and tourism.

WTM 2016: Tourism Ministers Focus on Boosting Cooperation in Safe, Secure and Seamless Travel

Ministers of Tourism from nearly 60 countries and industry leaders gathered at the Ministers’ Summit organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and World Travel Market in London to discuss how to grow cooperation in safe, secure and seamless travel.

‘Safe and Seamless Travel’ on Agenda of UNWTO & WTM Ministers’ Summit

The UNWTO & WTM Ministers’ Summit hosts an array of leading speakers from both the private and public sector to discuss the key topic of safe and seamless travel at this year’s World Travel Market (WTM) London.

Ambassador of Greece Presents Credentials to World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

The Ambassador of Greece, Christodoulos J. Lazaris, has presented his credentials to the Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Taleb Rifai, accrediting him as Permanent Representative of his country to the organization.

World Responsible Tourism Day to Celebrate 10 Years at WTM in 2016

The World Travel Market (WTM) London in November will see World Responsible Tourism Day 2016 celebrating both its 10th anniversary and two decades since the birth of responsible tourism.

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.

Thailand Rocked by Explosions, UNWTO Condemns Attacks

The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) on Friday strongly condemned the attacks perpetrated in Thailand.

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, WTTC Strongly Condemn Attack in Nice, France

The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) have strongly condemned the attack in Nice, France, on Thursday, July 14.

UNWTO Strongly Condemns Attack at Istanbul Ataturk Airport

“Today we were reminded once again that we are facing a global threat that requires a firm and coordinated response by all governments and the international community”, said UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, on the attack at ‎Ataturk‬ International Airport in ‎Turkey.

Kountoura to Represent Greece at St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in Russia

Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura and Deputy Foreign Minister Dimitris Mardas will represent the Greek Government at the 20th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) that will take place June 16-18 in Russia.

TUI Boss to Address UNWTO & WTM Ministers’ Summit on Safe and Seamless Travel

Fritz Joussen, the new chief executive at travel giant TUI Group, will make the opening address at the UNWTO & WTM Ministers’ Summit at World Travel Market London 2016.

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...