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International tourism exceeds expectations, with APAC leading growth

International tourist arrivals grew six per cent in the first four months of 2018, compared to the same period last year, exceeding UNWTO’s forecast for 2018.

UNWTO, Globalia launch worldwide competition for tourism startups

UNWTO and Globalia have joined hands to launch a worldwide competition across 164 countries, in an attempt to find startups with innovative ideas capable...

The growing importance of gastronomy tourism in Asia

The 4th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism, which took place in Bangkok last week from May 30 to June 1, concluded with industry...

Travel industry urgently needs to tackle overtourism, disaster resilience

Industry speakers at the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) joint debate last week outlined several key challenges...

BRIC economies shine in global outbound tourism spend

Tourism spend is on the rise globally, with the Chinese coming in as the top spenders and Russia and Brazil making strong recovery last...

Lionel Messi joins UNWTO’s team responsible tourism

FC Barcelona's star forward and worldwide football phenomenon, Lionel Messi, has been appointed UNWTO Ambassador for Responsible Tourism.

Football Hierro stands with responsible tourism

Former Real Madrid star Fernando Hierro has been named UNWTO's Ambassador for Responsible Tourism. “Fernando is an exceptional athlete and an example of personal integrity,...

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....

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