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UNWTO Suspends Russia’s Membership

The Russian Federation has been suspended from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), losing its rights and privileges as part of the United Nations specialized agency.

Sommet Education Releases ‘The State of Hospitality 2022’ Insight Report

Industry leaders from around the world have contributed to “The State of Hospitality 2022” insight report by Sommet Education, the education group specializing in hospitality management.

UNWTO to Hold Emergency General Assembly on Russian Membership

The Executive Council of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) will hold an extraordinary general assembly to address the suspension of the Russian Federation’s membership.

World Tourism Organization to Consider Suspending Russia’s UNWTO Membership

The UNWTO Executive Council will hold an emergency session on March 8 to discuss the request of several member countries for the suspension of Russia from UNWTO membership.

UN Report Says Tourism Recovery this Year is Crucial

Ensuring the tourism sector restarts fully in 2022 in the aftermath of Covid-19 is crucial due to its direct contribution to national economies and individual livelihoods, says a United Nations report.

UNWTO: 2021 Int’l Tourism Arrivals to Remain 70-75% Below 2019 Levels

International tourist arrivals in 2021 are set to remain 70-75% below 2019 levels, marking a similar decline as in 2020, according to the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer.

WTM London: Investing in Tourism’s Sustainable Future on the Agenda of Ministers’ Summit 2021

Tourism leaders from around the world will come together for the Ministers’ Summit at WTM London in November and commit to invest in the sector’s sustainable future.

UNWTO Poll: Experts Expect 2019 Tourism Levels in 2024

Nearly half of sector experts expect to see international tourism returning to pre-pandemic 2019 levels in 2024 or later, says the UNWTO Panel of Experts.

Greece Presents Wine Tourism Strategy at UNWTO Global Event

Greece’s wine tourism strategy was presented to a wide range of experts by Deputy Tourism Minister Sofia Zacharaki at the 5th UNWTO Global Conference on Wine Tourism in Portugal.

WTM London Gives Sneak Preview of 2021 Conference Program

WTM London 2021 has released a sneak preview of the main live events that will take place on the WTM Global Stage at ExCeL London during November 1–3.

UNWTO Athens: Greek PM Says Safe Travel, Retaining Jobs Key Priorities  

Greece’s main concern is to ensure safe travel and retain jobs, said Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis during the 66th Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Europe (CEU) that is taking place in Athens.

Greece Proposes Three Steps to Restart Tourism

Covid-19 vaccination, rapid testing and exchange of data are the three keys to restarting tourism, Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis said during a UNWTO meeting in Madrid.

UNWTO: Plunge in 2020 Arrivals Drives Tourism Back to 1990 Levels

The year 2020 will go down in history as the worst year on record for global tourism with international arrivals expected to reach 1990 levels, the UNWTO says.

WTM Virtual Starts on Monday, November 9

Travel and tourism professionals from around the world will reconnect with vital business partners at WTM Virtual during November 9-11.

WTM Virtual Platform is Now Live

WTM Virtual, the new digital platform for this year’s WTM London and London Travel Week, is now live and open for all registered delegates.

UNWTO Calls on Govts to Bolster Tourism with Stronger Actions

The UNWTO has called for governments to “go beyond words” and take action to safeguard the millions of tourism jobs under threat due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Greece’s Seasonal Tourism Staff to Receive Support in View of Covid-19

The unemployment benefits of the seasonal workers in Greece's tourism sector will be extended due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Greek Minister to Propose Tourism Demand-boosting Actions on EU Level

Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis will propose to his EU counterparts a plan to boost tourism demand as part of measures taken to safeguard the industry after the coronavirus health crisis ends.

UNWTO Invites European Parliament to Welcome Tourism on Board

World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Secretary General Zurab Pololikashvili recently held a series of meetings in Brussels, aiming to place tourism high on the EU agenda.

Accor Commits to Eliminate Single-use Plastics by 2022

Accor has committed to join the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative and remove all single-use plastic items from its hotels by the end of 2022.