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UNWTO Launches Global Report On Shopping Tourism

Shopping tourism has emerged as a growing component of the travel experience, either as a prime motivation or as one of the major activities undertaken by tourists at their destinations, according to the Global Report on Shopping Tourism recently released by the World Tourism...

Global Travel Task Force Launched To Monitor Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak

The risk of transmission of Ebola virus disease (EVD) during air travel is low, according to a joint statement on travel and transport in relation to Ebola outbreak released by the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the World...

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.

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.

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.

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.

European Vacationers Prefer Safe City Breaks in 2016

European travelers preferred city trips and safer destinations to the traditional sea & sun deals while the number of Asian tourists declined for 2016.

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.

Global Travel Bodies Welcome ‘International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017’

The GTAC, which brings together major global travel associations, welcomed the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017.

PM Tsipras: Greece is ‘Breaking Records’ in Tourist Arrivals

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras has informed UNWTO Secretary General Taleb Rifai that "year by year Greece is breaking records" in tourist arrivals.

EU Welcomes Half a Billion International Tourists in 2016

International tourist arrivals to the EU increased by 4% in 2016, reaching almost 500 million or 40% of the world’s total, according to the UNWTO.

Zurab Pololikashvili Elected as New Secretary General of UNWTO

The Ambassador of Georgia to Spain Zurab Pololikashvili has been elected as the new Secretary General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

‘World Tourism Day 2017’ to Focus on Sustainable Tourism

This year’s World Tourism Day, held on September 27, will be focused on Sustainable Tourism – a Tool for Development, the UNWTO has announced.

UNWTO Launches ‘Travel.Enjoy.Respect’ Campaign

The UNWTO has launched a consumer-oriented campaign to raise awareness of the value and contribution that sustainable tourism can make towards development.

Rhodes Hosts Environmental, Science and Technology Conference ‘CEST2017’

Rhodes from August 31 to September 2 will host the 15th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology (CEST2017).

UNWTO: Int’l Tourism Sees Strongest Half-year Results Since 2010

Destinations worldwide welcomed 598 million international tourists in the first six months of 2017, some 36 million more than in the same period of 2016.

Thessaloniki Tourism Organization Launches Website in Chinese Language

In efforts to increase the flow of Chinese tourists, the Thessaloniki Tourism Organization recently launched the Chinese version of its official website.

UNWTO to Address Impacts of Hurricane Irma at Special Meeting

The UNWTO is conveying a special meeting to address the impacts of Hurricane Irma, on the occasion of its upcoming 22nd General Assembly.

Zurab Pololikashvili Appointed as UNWTO Secretary General for 2018-2021

Zurab Pololikashvili, current Ambassador of Georgia to Spain, Morocco, Algeria and Andorra, has been appointed Secretary General of the UNWTO for the 2018-2021 period.

UNWTO: Greece Tourism Hits Gold in July

Greece has taken the lead over its rival Spain in terms of tourism performance in the first half of the year, according to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).
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