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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.

Albania Hit Hard by 6.4 Quake

A 6.4-magnitude earthquake that hit Albania early Tuesday, has left behind at least 14 people dead and over 600 injured.

Revamp Works Key for Development of Urban Tourism in Athens, Says Deputy Minister

Revamp works are key for the development of Athens as an urban tourism destination, says Deputy Tourism Minister Manos Konsolas.

Tourism Ministers Focus on Innovation and Rural Development at WTM London 2019

Tourism leaders from around the world came together at WTM London 2019 for a high-level discussion on tourism’s role in rural development, the challenges and the opportunities.

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.

WTM London will Once Again Show that #IdeasArriveHere

WTM London will once again host a series of high-profile industry conferences and seminars, as part of its #IdeasArriveHere concept.

Top Global Bodies Urge Closer Cooperation on Trade and Tourism

International bodies are urging closer global cooperation on trade and tourism, calling for greater participation of the tourism sector in trade policy.

Travelworks, Poseidonion Grand Hotel Up for Int’l Travel & Tourism Award 2018

Greek marketing agency Travelworks and the Poseidonion Grand Hotel on Spetses, have been shortlisted for the Best PR Campaign at the International Travel & Tourism Awards 2018.

Greece’s Sustainable Tourism Practices Presented at 7th UNWTO Global Summit

Greece's practices for the sustainable development of its destinations were presented during the 7th UNWTO Global Summit in Seoul.

Fake TripAdvisor Reviews Land Italian Business Owner in Jail

A business owner who sold over 1,000 fake reviews to restaurants and hotels in Italy to boost their rankings in TripAdvisor, has been sentenced to nine months in prison.

UNWTO: World’s Top Tourism Spenders in 2017 – Infographics

All source markets reported higher tourism spending in 2017, reflecting continued strong demand for international tourism across all world regions, according to the UNWTO.

UNWTO Appoints Footballer Messi as Ambassador for Responsible Tourism

The United Nations World Tourism Organization has appointed professional footballer Lionel Messi as UNWTO Ambassador for Responsible Tourism.

Greece’s Winter Tourism Prospects Presented at UNWTO Congress

Greece's policy for winter tourism was presented to experts attending the UNWTO's 10th World Congress on Snow and Mountain Tourism.