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World Tourism Bodies Agree ‘Travel Restrictions Don’t Work’, Call for Coordinated Approach

International travel associations are warning that travel measures aimed at curbing the spread of Covid-19 are not working.

UN Report Says Tourism Recovery this Year is Crucial

Ensuring the tourism sector restarts fully in 2022 in the aftermath of Covid-19 is crucial due to its direct contribution to national economies and individual livelihoods, says a United Nations report.

Tourism 2022: New Year Message by UNWTO Secretary-General, Zurab Pololikashvili

“UNWTO is in a good place to use the achievements of 2021 as a springboard for building a better tourism in the years to come,” says Zurab Pololikashvili.

Soufli in Greece Selected as a ‘Best Tourism Village’ By UNWTO

The village of Soufli in northern Greece has been selected as one of the “Best Tourism Villages” by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

UNWTO: 2021 Int’l Tourism Arrivals to Remain 70-75% Below 2019 Levels

International tourist arrivals in 2021 are set to remain 70-75% below 2019 levels, marking a similar decline as in 2020, according to the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer.

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.

New Covid-19 Surges Keep Travel Restrictions in Place

One out of five destinations continue to have their borders completely closed as new surges of Covid-19 impact the restart of international tourism, according to the UNWTO.

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.

Tourism Unites to Cut Emissions in Half by 2030, Achieve Net Zero by 2050

Some of tourism’s biggest businesses have committed to cut emissions in half by 2030 and achieve Net Zero by 2050 at the latest, with the launch of the ‘Glasgow Declaration for Climate Action 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: Business Meetings, High-level Conferences on Agenda

WTM London 2021 saw a busy agenda of business meetings, speed networking, high-level conferences, awards and press briefings.

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.

UNWTO Poll: Experts Expect 2019 Tourism Levels in 2024

Nearly half of sector experts expect to see international tourism returning to pre-pandemic 2019 levels in 2024 or later, says the UNWTO Panel of Experts.

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.

The Glasgow Declaration: Global Tourism Industry Urged to Accelerate Climate Action

Leading tourism organizations are urging the industry’s businesses and associations to commit to a decade of climate action to cut tourism emissions at least in half over the next decade.

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.

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.