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Athens to Host 66th Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Europe

Athens, Greece, will be the host destination of the 66th Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Europe during June 2-4.

Greek Startup ‘Clio Muse Tours’ Among 25 Winners of UNWTO’s SDGs Competition

Greek startup Clio Muse Tours is among the 25 winners of the UNWTO's SDGs Global Startup Competition.

UNWTO Announces Winners of SDGs Global Startup Competition

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has announced the winners of its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Global Startup Competition.

UNWTO: 2020 Worst Year in Tourism History

Global tourism suffered its worst year on record in 2020, with one billion fewer international arrivals, says the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

UNWTO: Tourism Restart Needs Vaccination Certificates, Harmonized Testing Protocols

The UNWTO has called for the safe resumption of international travel in a harmonized way that includes vaccination certificates and testing protocols.

Zurab Pololikashvili Nominated to Lead UNWTO for Four More Years

The members of the UNWTO's Executive Council have nominated Secretary General Zurab Pololikashvili to continue leading the United Nations specialized agency for four more years.

UNWTO to Hold Secretary General Election for 2022-2025 Term

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is starting the new year with the election for the position of Secretary General for the 2022-2025 term.

UNWTO: Restart of Tourism Cannot Wait for Mass Covid-19 Vaccinations

The UNWTO is calling on governments to do more to help tourism's restart and show that safe international travel is not only possible but also essential.

UNWTO: Plunge in 2020 Arrivals Drives Tourism Back to 1990 Levels

The year 2020 will go down in history as the worst year on record for global tourism with international arrivals expected to reach 1990 levels, the UNWTO says.

UNWTO and CNN Partner to Restart Tourism

The UNWTO and CNN have teamed up to celebrate the transformative power being unleashed as the restart of tourism gets underway.

Greek Tourism Minister Tables Safe Travel Proposals at UNWTO Crisis Meet 

Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis presented 5 proposals for tourism's recovery, during the UNWTO's 7th Global Tourism Crisis Committee meeting.

Accessible Tourism Identified as ‘Game Changer’ for Destinations

Ensuring accessibility for tourists with specific access requirements can be a "game changer" for destinations around the world. the UNWTO says.

Europe Leads the Way in Easing Covid-19 Travel Restrictions

Europe continues to lead the way in lifting or easing travel restrictions that were introduced in response to Covid-19, according to the UNWTO.

UNWTO’s Global Tourism Plastics Initiative Gaining Ground

The UNWTO's Global Tourism Plastics Initiative has welcomed 26 new signatories, including businesses and organizations from every part of the tourism value chain.

Hospitality Challenge: 30 Top Finalists Announced by UNWTO and Sommet Education

UNWTO and Sommet Education have announced the 30 finalists of the Hospitality Challenge, an initiative designed to accelerate recovery in the tourism sector.

UNWTO Looks to Protect Tourists’ Rights as Consumers Through New Initiative

The UNWTO is planning to launch an International Code for the Protection of Tourists, which will be the first legal framework to safeguard tourists’ rights as consumers.

Global Tourism Voices Say ‘Coordination’ is Needed for Recovery from Covid-19

Tourism's recovery from Covid-19 needs strong coordination that will accelerate the lifting of travel restrictions, ensure safe travel and support businesses and jobs.

G20 Tourism Ministers Agree to Public-Private Actions for Sector Recovery

In a historic meeting, in the midst of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, G20 Tourism Ministers addressed the current challenges to the tourism sector and the way forward.

UNWTO and IATA Partner to Restore Consumer Confidence in Travel, Restart Global Tourism

The UNWTO has partnered with IATA to restore confidence in international aviation and restart global tourism.

Greece Sends its Message for World Tourism Day 2020

On World Tourism Day, key Greek tourism figures underlined the significance of social cohesion and rural development for tourism growth in the post-Covid-19 era.