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Dimitrios Buhalis Elected Vice Chairman of UNWTO Affiliate Members

Professor Dimitrios Buhalis has been elected as one of the Vice Chairmen of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Affiliate Members.

UNWTO: Europe Sees Int’l Arrivals Rebound in January-April 2017

International arrivals in Europe rebounded in January-April after mixed results last year and increased by 6%, according to the UNWTO.

Tourism Stakeholders Gather in Greece to Support Development of Western Silk Road

Alexandroupolis hosted the 1st International UNWTO Western Silk Road Workshop, the first practical step of an initiative developed by the UNWTO and the European Commission.

1st Int’l Western Silk Road Workshop in Greece Paves Way for Synergies in Tourism

Representatives from 33 countries exchanged best practices on how to advance the contribution of tourism to sustainable development goals, during the 1st International Western Silk Road Workshop in Alexandroupolis, northeastern Greece.

HACT: Greece to See Rise in Visitors, Tourism Revenue from the U.S.

The Hellenic-American Chamber of Tourism expects Greece to see a rise in visitor numbers and tourism revenue from the United States this year.

UNWTO: China Remains World’s Top Tourism Spender

Tourism expenditure from major outbound markets reflected an increasing demand for international tourism in 2016, with China, the U.S. and Germany as the world's top spenders.

UNWTO Chief Gives Tips on how Greece can Extend Tourism Season

The major way of transforming Greece into a year round destination is to transform the mindsets, UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai told GTP.

Greece has Potential to be Frontrunner in Sustainable Tourism Development

Greece has the potential to be a frontrunner in sustainable tourism development in the coming years, according to UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai.

Greece Aims to Increase Number of Visiting Chinese Travelers by 2020

Greece wants to get a share of the more that 10 million Chinese tourists who came to Europe last year with authorities aiming to tap into an ever-growing tourist market.

UNWTO Applauds 5-day Visa-free Policy by Belarus to Citizens of 80 States

The UNWTO supports the decision of the Government of Belarus to launch the 5-day visa-free policy that will be applicable to travelers from 80 countries.

UNWTO Begins the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

The UNWTO recently held an event in the El Pardo Palace in Madrid to celebrate the launch of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.

Blogtrotters 2017 to Showcase Greece as Sustainable Travel Destination

Digital influencer community Blogtrotters has dedicated 2017 to the promotion of Greece's successful sustainable tourism practices.

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.

‘Building Sustainability in EU Tourism’ at GTSC European Regional Meeting on Nov 23-24

Join us at the GTSC European Regional Meeting on November 23-24 to learn from founders, directors, and CEOs on how to best manage your destination or enterprise following sustainable tourism standards.

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.

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.