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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.

UNWTO: Coordination is a Must for Global Restart of Tourism

More coordination and harmonized protocols are needed for the global recovery of tourism from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, says the UNWTO.

Athens Ready to Welcome its Visitors Again, Mayor Tells UNWTO

Athens is safely returning to everyday life and is ready to welcome its visitors again, according to the Greek capital’s mayor, Kostas Bakoyannis.

Tourism Leaders to Gather in Athens for UNWTO’s 66th CEU Meeting

Athens is ready to welcome leading tourism figures to attend the 66th Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Europe (CEU) during June 2-4.

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.

Minister Theoharis to Promote Greece at Spain’s FITUR 2021

Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis will promote Greece at the International Tourism Trade Fair FITUR in Madrid, Spain.