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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.

International Tourism Community Shocked by Suicide Bomb Attack in Istanbul

A suicide attacker detonated a bomb in a major shopping and tourist district in Istanbul, Turkey, on Saturday. The blast killed at least five people and wounded dozens of others, including 12 foreigners.

UNWTO Saddened by FlyDubai Plane Crash in Russia

A FlyDubai airliner, en route from Dubai, crashed in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don early Saturday, killing all 62 people aboard.

Travel Agents See High Interest for Greece at ITB 2016

A tourism delegation of Greek travel agents visited Berlin during the ITB trade show on March 9-13 to promote Greece, exhibit their services and discuss partnerships with foreign tour operators.

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.

Ivory Coast: UNWTO Condemns Beach Resort Attacks

UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai has condemned the terrorist attacks that reportedly killed 16 people, including four Europeans, and wounded many in Ivory Coast's beach resort town of Grand Bassam on Sunday.

ITB 2016: UNWTO Chief ‘Visits’ the Greek Islands, Expresses Confidence in Greece

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Secretary General, Taleb Rifai, expressed his full support to Greece during his visit to the stand of the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) at the ITB trade show In Berlin.

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...

Greece Eyes Tourism Ties with Iran

The Secretary General of the Greek National Tourism Organisation (GNTO) Dimitris Tryfonopoulos will lead a delegation of representatives from Greece's tourism sector to Tehran, Iran, on January 28-29 to strengthen ties and explore potential partnership opportunities.

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.

UNWTO: International Tourist Arrivals Up 4% in 2015, Reach a Record 1.2 Billion

2015 marks the 6th consecutive year of above-average growth, with international arrivals increasing by 4 percent or more every year since the post-crisis year of 2010.

UNWTO: Visa-free Travel on the Rise

The number of tourists traveling the world visa-free is growing, paving the way for further growth of the sector, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) reports.

UNWTO Chief Says Diversifying Key to Greece’s Tourism Growth

Diversifying is key to the Greek tourism sector’s growth, Taleb Rifai, Secretary-General of the United Nations’ World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), said in a recent interview.

UNWTO: The International Tourism Community Strongly Condemns the Attacks in Paris

The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is deeply shocked by the tragic attacks perpetrated in Paris and expresses its heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the victims and to the French people in this difficult moment.

WTM 2015: Increase of Buyer, Visitor Numbers

Tuesday saw a busy second day at World Travel Market London with buyer numbers up a huge 29% and visitor numbers up 3% by lunchtime compared with the same day last year.

International Tourist Arrivals Up 4% Thanks to Europe

International tourist arrivals grew by 4.3 percent in the first eight months of 2015, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer, fuelled by strong results in Europe and consolidating the trend of recent years.

UNWTO/WTM Ministers’ Summit to Put Spotlight on Destination Branding

The 2015 UNWTO/WTM Ministers’ Summit at World Travel Market London will focus on destination branding and how it has become an increasingly complex challenge.

Global Travel and Tourism Leaders Welcome New UN Sustainable Development Goals

The leaders of the major Global Travel and Tourism associations have welcomed the adoption of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Tourism is included in the SDGs as a target in three goals.