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One in three destinations worldwide still completely closed to international tourism, says UNWTO report on travel restrictions

Madrid/IBNS: Not only is the pandemic refusing to go away but also rearing its ugly head every now and then, jeopardising the efforts being made to restart tourism.

UNWTO trains Caribbean travel industry to effectively use statistics to restart tourism

Madrid/IBNS: The UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), in collaboration with the Caribbean Tourism Organization, recently organised a virtual workshop for their members in the region to address the key challenges they face in making effective use of statistics to drive the restart of their tourism sectors.

UNWTO General Assembly to meet in Morocco this year

Madrid/IBNS: The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has set the ball rolling for the holding of the 24th UNWTO General Assembly in October 2021.

Hospitality Challenge: Ideas to help tourism recover in the new normal

Madrid/IBNS: Results of the Hospitality Challenge launched by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Sommet Education in June 2020 are eagerly awaited now, according to a release by the international tourism body.

UNWTO and FAO sign MoU for developing tourism for rural development

Madrid/IBNS: The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has been working closely with fellow UN agencies from the start of the COVID-19 crisis in leading the sector’s response to the pandemic and now guiding the global restart of tourism.

Heads of UNWTO and OECD press for coordinated action to restart tourism and save livelihoods

Madrid/IBNS: The pandemic crisis has undoubtedly devastated the tourism economy but it has also created an opportunity to rethink tourism development.

Have an innovative idea to help re-start tourism? Check out the UNWTO challenges

Madrid: Are you a startup, an individual, or an entrepreneur, who believe that your disruptive ideas or projects are likely to help the pandemic afflicted tourism and hospitality sectors to fight back in the new normal phase?

UNWTO reminds destinations to make tourism accessible to all

Madrid/IBNS: As tourism restarts across the globe, the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has come out with a timely reminder which urges destinations to recognize the needs of travellers with disabilities or specific access requirements.

Pandemic containment measures should not dent travellers' confidence, says UNWTO Secretary General

Madrid/IBNS: A government’s response to COVID-19 should not undermine solidarity and confidence among people, said World Tourism Organisation’s (UNWTO’s) Secretary General Zurab Pololikashvili during his recent visit to the Balearic Islands, an archipelago of Spain in the Mediterranean Sea.

UNWTO visits Canary Islands to check steps for safe and responsible restart of tourism

Madrid: The Canary Islands, a Spanish archipelago off the coast of north western Africa, is known for its rugged volcanic isles with black- and white-sand beaches, and tourism is their main source of income.

UNWTO names Giorgio Armani and Gino Sorbillo Special Ambassadors for Tourism

Rome/IBNS: The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has named renowned fashion designer Giorgio Armani and celebrated chef Gino Sorbillo as Special Ambassadors for Tourism as the sector prepares to restart across Europe.

UN World Tourism Organization marks reopening of tourism in Europe with official visit to Italy

Rome/IBNS: Led by Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili, members of the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) are on an official visit to Italy as the country joins hands with the global body to restart tourism in Europe in the post pandemic phase.

UNWTO names Turkey the 6th most visited country in the world

New Delhi: Giving a boost to its global image of being most frequented tourist destination, UNWTO recently announced that Turkey was the 6th most visited destination in the world in the year 2018 with 46 million visitors.

Discussion on future of tourism at China meet

Guilin, Nov 2 (IBNS/NITN): The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and the People’s Government of Guilin, China, held the 12th UNWTO/PATA Forum on Tourism Trends and Outlook on Oct 25-27, 2018.

Asia and Pacific gains ground in global tourism

Macao, Oct 27 (IBNS/NITN): The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), in partnership with the Global Tourism Economy Research Centre (GTERC), presented its Asia Tourism Trends Report on Wednesday at the Global Tourism Economy Forum in Macao (China).