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UNWTO and Unidigital support innovation and entrepreneurship in the Americas

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) provided its support at the inauguration in Argentina of the first specialized hub for tourism in the Americas -...

Barceló Bávaro Grand Resort recycles over 4k plastic bottles a day

Green Globe recently recertified the Barceló Bávaro Grand Resort in the Dominican Republic awarding the property an outstanding compliance score of 91%. 

Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Bartlett mourns the death of Senator Frank Pringle

Jamaica's Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett has offered condolences to the family of former Minister of Tourism, Senator Donald Frank McKenzie Pringle, who died...

10 finalists announced in 1st UNWTO Tourism Startup Competition

The 1st UNWTO Tourism Startup Competition is a pioneering initiative that has identified emerging companies at the forefront of the transformation of the tourism...

Mexico’s tourism earnings up 15.1 percent

Mexico earned 1.427 billion U.S. dollars from international tourism in October, a 15.1-percent increase year-on-year, the National Institute of Statistics and Geography said on...

Kids and smart technology shine at Mövenpick Hotel Zürich Regensdorf

Mövenpick Hotel Zürich Regensdorf is a family-friendly four-star hotel situated north of Zurich, home to leading financial, banking, and research centers and a hub of Swiss culture.

UNWTO/UNESCO Conference: Cultural tourism sustains communities and living heritage

The third cultural tourism conference (3-5 December) organized jointly between the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization...

Former Colombian President to be keynote speaker for upcoming international tourism...

Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett says that Álvaro Uribe, former President of Colombia, is the keynote speaker for the ‘Global Conference on Jobs and...

Full visa liberalization for Chinese tourists will boost EU economy

Europe’s visa regimes are among the most restrictive in the world according to the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) which estimated that 74%...

UNWTO to work with Arab countries on promotion of sustainable tourism

UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai and Casa Arabe Director General Eduardo Lopez Busquets have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote sustainable tourism development and strengthen instituti

Libya draws up action plan for sustainable tourism development

Libya´s Ministry of Tourism has enlisted the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) to help implement an action plan to rebuild its tourism sector as an effective way to increase national revenue, cre

Kenya Tourism Federation lost UNWTO affiliate status

(eTN) - Kenya’s tourism association apex body, the Kenya Tourism Federation (KTF), has lost their status as a UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) affiliate body, reportedly as a result of a backlo

Tourism and water: protecting our common future

Centered on the theme “Tourism and Water: Protecting our Common Future,” World Tourism Day (WTD) 2013 will underline tourism´s responsibility and needed commitment to preserving the world´s vita

UNWTO accepting nominations for Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism

UNWTO is inviting submissions for the 2013 Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism, which acknowledge the achievements of exceptional leadership in the sector.

International tourism receipts grew by 4 percent in 2012

Receipts from international tourism in destinations around the world grew by 4% in 2012 reaching US$1075 billion.

After 35-year absence, Trinidad and Tobago rejoins UNWTO

“We are very happy to welcome Trinidad and Tobago back into the organization, a country which was in fact a founding member of UNWTO as it pertained to the International Union of Official Travel ‎

Reunion Tourism and UNWTO set meeting to develop island tourism

At the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) being held in Dubai, at the Ministerial Forum of the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Director of Ile de la Reunion Tourisme (IRT), Mr.

Long-term aviation and tourism sector growth discussed at UNWTO & Ministerial...

More than 25 ministers took part in the second annual UNWTO & Ministerial Forum at the Arabian Travel Market with delegates sharing their views on how to work together towards long-term aviation and t

After 26 years, UAE re-joins UNWTO

The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, announced today that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) rejoined the organization 26 years after having left UNWTO.

Computer visitor economy endorsed by PATA

BANGKOK, Thailand - The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) CEO Martin Craigs this week wrote to attendees and speakers of the PATA Annual Summit to pledge the association's ongoing support for the

UFTAA and UNWTO strengthen tourism collaboration

(eTN) ITALY - For the first time in the last 10 years, Mario Bevacqua, President of UFTAA, the World Federation of Travel Agents and Tour Operators, and Taleb Rifai, Secretary General of the UNWTO (UN

New tourism Strategic Partnership between UNWTO and PATA

MADRID, Spain & BANGKOK, Thailand - The lasting support to the development objectives and the positioning of tourism as a central contributor to economic growth and sustainability in Asia are at the c

China travel abroad reaches USD102 billion last year

China’s expenditure on travel abroad reached US$102 billion in 2012, making it the first tourism source market in the world in terms of spending.

Spring meeting of Chief Executive Board to be hosted by UNWTO

Coinciding with the tenth anniversary of becoming a specialized UN agency, the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) will host the spring meeting of the UN System Chief Executive Board for Coordinatio

UN agencies to work more closely on tourism

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) signed a special Joint Statement on Aviation and Tourism today, acknowledging the intention of the two UN
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