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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.

UNWTO Launches ‘Jobs Factory’ to Kickstart Tourism Employment Recovery

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has launched the ‘Jobs Factory’, a global hospitality network designed to connect talent with employers across the sector.

UNWTO and Greece to Collaborate on Maritime Tourism Research Centre

Greece will establish the first centre dedicated to measuring sustainable development of coastal and maritime tourism in the Eastern Mediterranean.

UNWTO Opens Call for ‘Best Tourism Villages’ Initiative

The UNWTO is calling on its member states to present best examples of rural villages harnessing the power of tourism to provide opportunity to local communities.

Tourism Recovery, Restoring Trust Top G20 Agenda

Enabling safe mobility and aiding tourism industry recovery were among the issues discussed during a recent G20 meeting of tourism ministers.

UNWTO and IATA Launch Destination Tracker that Provides Covid-19 Travel Info

The UNWTO and IATA launched a Destination Tracker, a new tool that provides up-to-date information on Covid-19 restrictions and requirements of airlines and destinations, allowing tourists to make informed choices.

Greece’s Restart Tourism Proposals Become UNWTO Recommendations for Other Countries

The UNWTO has approved Greece’s proposals to restart tourism and has adopted them as recommendations for its members.

UNWTO Outlines Two Scenarios for Possible Travel Rebound in 2021

The UNWTO has outlined two scenarios for 2021, which consider a possible rebound in international travel in the second half of the year.

Protecting Tourists a Priority for Over 100 Governments

More than 100 countries, alongside international organizations and leading business groups, have agreed to adopt harmonized standards for assisting tourists caught up in emergency situations.

Covid-19 Travel Restrictions Keep One in Three Tourism Destinations Completely Closed

One in three destinations worldwide are now completely closed to international tourism due to travel restrictions, the UNWTO's latest report says.