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Emergency State in Sri Lanka after Easter Sunday Attack Leaves at least 290 Dead

Sri Lanka will be put in a state of emergency as of midnight, after a series of attacks on churches and hotels on Easter Sunday, left at least 290 people dead and 500 injured.

Malaysia to Kick off ITB Berlin 2019 with Dance, Music Performances

The opening ceremony of ITB Berlin on March 5 will include leading names in politics and tourism and a spectacular dance and music show by Malaysia, the expo's partner country.

Nominations Open for WTM’s International Travel & Tourism Awards

The prestigious International Travel & Tourism Awards (ITTAs), presented by WTM London, will open nominations on March 1 for its second ceremony in November.

UNWTO Praises Greece for 2018 Record Tourism Results

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has applauded the Greek Tourism Ministry and Minister Elena Kountoura for Greece's "record results" in 2018.

UNWTO Poll Says Residents Must Be Part of Urban Tourism Planning

City tourism must go hand in hand with residents’ needs and lifestyles, according to the findings of a study conducted by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and IPSOS research firm.

Report Gives Tourism Destinations a More Accurate Picture of Health Tourism

The UNWTO and the ETC have launched a new report on health tourism that defines the motivations behind travelers looking for health-related services.

UNWTO Announces 10 Finalists for 1st Tourism Startup Competition

The UNWTO has announced the 10 finalists of its 1st Tourism Startup Competition, who will present their projects during the Fitur International Tourism Fair in January 2019.

Cultural Tourism Key to Sustaining Communities, Safeguarding Heritage

A clear and strong link between tourism, culture and local community stakeholders is essential, according to the UNWTO and UNESCO.

Full-scope Greek Tourism Bill Paves Way for Growth

A draft law covering thematic and special interest tourism, the upgrade of tourism training and the strengthening of entrepreneurship in tourism has been tabled in Greek parliament.

Minister Kountoura Promotes Greek Tourism in 15 Seconds

Minister Elena Kountoura was quick to respond when CNN International's Richard Quest asked her to promote Greek tourism... in just 15 seconds.

UNWTO Calls for Tech and Investment in Tourism at WTM London 2018

The UNWTO will focus on investment in tourism technology at this year’s Minister’s Summit at WTM London 2018 and also examine the role of music in tourism.

More Chinese Choosing Europe for Travel and Tourism

All the more China nationals are choosing to travel to Europe, with Asia and the Pacific playing a decisive role in the development of global tourism, according to a UNWTO report.

UNWTO & WTM Ministers’ Summit to Focus on Tourism Technology

Cutting edge technology innovations will be shared during the 12th UNWTO & WTM Ministers’ Summit that will take place during the WTM London 2018 in November.

UNWTO Releases Report to Help Cities Manage Impact of Tourism

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has released a new report to help manage growing urban tourism flows and their impact on cities and residents.

Wine Tourism: An Approach to Sustainable Rural Development

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has called for wine tourism to be made part of national tourism and rural development policies.

UNWTO Launches Online Platform to Achieve SDGs Through Tourism

The UNWTO has launched the new "Tourism for SDGs" online platform to promote a greater engagement of the tourism sector with sustainable development.

UNWTO Encourages Travelers to Visit Greece

Aiming to support Greece following the devastating wildfires in the Attica region, the UNWTO is encouraging travelers to visit the country.

World Tourism Day 2018 to be Celebrated in Budapest, Hungary

The importance of digital technologies in tourism, providing opportunities for innovation, will be at the center of World Tourism Day 2018, to be celebrated in Budapest, Hungary on September 27.

Greek Draft Law on Thematic, Special Interest Tourism Up for Discussion

A draft law covering thematic and special interest tourism is now open for public consultation through to June 27, on the Tourism Ministry's website.

‘World Tourism Day 2018’ to Focus on Tourism and Technology

This year’s World Tourism Day, held on September 27, will focus on tourism and the digital transformation, according to the UNWTO.