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Western Samos Listed in ‘Best Tourism Villages by UNWTO’ Upgrade Programme

Western Samos in Greece is among the destinations to enter the upgrade programme of the “Best Tourism Villages” initiative by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

UNWTO Calls Against Blanket Travel Restrictions

Following the emerge of the Omicron variant of Covid-19, the UNWTO is reminding countries that the imposition of blanket restrictions on travel is discriminatory.

Thessaloniki Takes Part in First World Sports Tourism Congress

The Thessaloniki Tourism Organization took part in the 1st World Sports Tourism Congress organized by UNWTO in Spain.

UNWTO and Council of Europe Join Forces to Promote Cultural Routes

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Council of Europe will work together to enhance the tourist experience along Europe's Cultural Routes.

UNWTO: Women’s Empowerment Takes Centre Stage in Tourism Recovery

The UNWTO has launched the Centre Stage project, placing women’s empowerment and gender equality at the heart of recovery plans in tourism.

UNWTO and Instagram Partner to Help Destinations ‘Recover and Rediscover’

The UNWTO and Instagram have partnered to produce a Tourism Recovery Playbook to help destinations and businesses harness the power of digital storytelling to reach new audiences.

Greece, UNWTO Discuss Sustainable Tourism at WTM London Expo

Adopting sustainable practices in tourism topped a meeting agenda between Greek Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias and UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili at WTM London 2021.

WTM: UNWTO Chief Says Climate Change Bigger Threat Than Covid

“The climate emergency is a bigger threat than Covid,” warned UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili during the UNWTO, WTTC & WTM Ministers’ Summit in London.

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.

WTD 2021: Greece Looking to Redefine Tourism Goals

On the occasion of World Tourism Day, key Greek tourism figures sent the message that the time has come for changes in order for the sector to face future challenges.

WTD 2021: Greece Says ‘Thank You’ to Those Supporting the Tourism Industry – Video

On the occasion of World Tourism Day 2021, the Greek National Tourism Organization released a video expressing its gratitude to the people keeping the industry alive.

World Tourism Day 2021 to Focus on Inclusivity

The UNWTO is inviting member and non-member states, businesses and individuals to celebrate inclusivity during World Tourism Day 2021 on September 27.

Three Greek Municipalities Nominated for UNWTO ‘Best Tourism Villages’ Award

The municipalities of Alonissos, Western Samos and Soufli are Greece’s nominees for the “Best Tourism Villages” award, an initiative by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

Soufli Vying for UNWTO ‘Best Tourism Village’ Title

Soufli in Greece is aiming to be among the “Best Tourism Villages”, an initiative of the UNWTO to identify villages of member states that offer to tourism in rural areas.

Greece Looks to Promote its Tourism Villages Through UNWTO Initiative

The Greek Tourism Ministry is inviting the country’s villages to take part in an UNWTO initiative that will promote the ‘Best Tourism Villages’ of its member states.

New Study On Athens’ Tourism Carrying Capacity Starts

A new study on Athens’ tourism carrying capacity has launched by the World Tourism Association for Culture and Heritage and the Athens Development and Destination Management Agency.

International Travel Still on Hold Despite Uptick in May, Says UNWTO

Despite a small uptick in May, the emergence of Covid-19 variants is weighing on the recovery of international travel, says the UNWTO.

Tourism Takes Action on Plastic Waste and Pollution

The UNWTO’s Global Tourism Plastics Initiative has welcomed 32 new signatories, including accommodation providers, tour operators and online platforms.

UNWTO: Vaccines, Digital Solutions to Give Travel a Boost

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is forecasting that vaccination campaigns and the integration of digital solutions for safe travel will help ease restrictions.

Int’l Tourism Crash May Cost Global Economy $4 Trillion, Says Report

The crash in international tourism due to the Covid-19 pandemic could cause a loss of more than $4 trillion to the global GDP for 2020 and 2021, says a new report.