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Former CNTA exec named UNWTO executive director

New UNWTO secretary-general Zurab Pololikashvili has appointed Shanzhong Zhu as executive director of UNWTO for a two-year term starting January 1, 2018. A Chinese national,...

International tourists reach 1.3 billon, highest in seven years: UNWTO

International tourist arrivals grew by a remarkable seven per cent in 2017 to reach a total of 1.3 billion, well above the sustained and...

Hello Kitty the new face of UNWTO’s sustainable tourism year

Hello Kitty has been appointed Special Ambassador of the International Year of UNWTO's Sustainable Tourism Development 2017 (IY2017), promoting the year's campaign of "Travel....

The world’s 901 million travellers and where they are going: UNWTO

Destinations worldwide welcomed 901 million international tourist arrivals in the January-August period this year, up seven per cent from the same period of 2016...

Georgian diplomat named UNWTO secretary general for coming term

Zurab Pololikashvili – current ambassador of Georgia to Spain, Morocco, Algeria and Andorra – has been appointed secretary general of UNWTO for the 2018-2021...

APAC a bright spot as global tourism sustains growth: UNWTO

In 2016, tourism accounted for seven per cent of the world’s exports, or US$1.4 trillion, after increasing one percentage point and outpacing the growth...

At tipping point

Booming tourism worldwide has sparked a debate if its undoubted benefits are now outweighed by less quantifiable downsides. Xinyi Liang-Pholsena takes stock of the...

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