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14 Jul 17
Strong tourism results in the first part of 2017
Destinations worldwide received 369 million international tourists (overnight visitors) in the first four months of the year, 21 million more than in the same months of 2016 (+6%), according to the...
19 Jun 17
Mekong Tourism Forum successfully showcases industry collaboration in new decentralised conference model
Nearly 400 travel and tourism industry professionals exchanged lessons and experiences to promote competitive, inclusive, and sustainable tourism at the 2017 Mekong Tourism Forum (MTF 2017), held on...
Press Release
07 Jun 17
UNWTO and the JTTA partner to foster gastronomy tourism in Japan
Japanese cuisine has become a world reference and at present, Japan is the country with the highest number of restaurants awarded with 3 Michelin stars. In addition, Japanese gastronomy has been...
Press Release
02 Jun 17
UNWTO condemns the attack in Manila
On behalf of the international tourism community, UNWTO conveys its heartfelt condolences and sympathy to the families and friends of the victims and to the Filipino people. "The Philippines is one...
30 May 17
Global Centre for Tourism Education and Training holds “Strategic Tourism Planning and Management for a Sustainable Future” training programme for participants from Asia-Pacific regions and Portuguese speaking countries
On 22 May, the Global Centre for Tourism Education and Training (hereafter the Centre) organised an eight-day training programme titled “Strategic Tourism Planning and Management for a Sustainable...
Press Release
18 May 17
UNWTO Commission for Asia and the Pacific meets in Bangladesh
“With growth comes power, and with power, comes responsibility. With 1.8 billion international tourists foreseen to travel the world by 2030, we could end up with 1.8 billion opportunities or 1.8...
Press Release
12 May 17
105th UNWTO Executive Council meeting concludes in Madrid
The Executive Council, attended by some 250 representatives from 59 countries, focused on these priorities as well as on the UNWTO programme of work for 2018-2019 and the agenda of the International...