Upcoming events

Mon 13 Oct 2014 The 8th UNWTO/PATA Forum on Tourism Trends and Outlook Enhancing Connectivity in Tourism - Guilin - China
Mon 27 Oct 2014 Global Tourism Economy Forum - Macao - Macao S.A.R., China

Latest news

19 Sep 14
Press Release
Prime Minister of Samoa receives UNWTO/WTTC Open Letter on Travel and Tourism
The UNWTO/WTTC Open Letter calls on heads of state and government around the world to acknowledge tourism's key role in delivering more sustained and balanced growth and prioritize the sector higher...
15 Sep 14
Press Release
International tourism up by 5% in the first half of the year
Growth was strongest in the Americas (+6%) followed by Asia and the Pacific and Europe (both at +5%). By subregion, South Asia and Northern Europe (both +8%) were the best performers, together with...
11 Sep 14
News
Republic of the Union of Myanmar launches new e-visa system
We are pleased to share that the Ministry of Immigration and Population of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar has launched a new e-visa system. This system was launched on 1st September, 2014. The...
02 Sep 14
Press Release
IRENA and UNWTO to promote renewable energies in Islands' tourism sector
In a Joint Statement on Renewable Energy and Tourism in Islands, released at the Third UN Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in Samoa, IRENA and UNWTO commit to encourage investment...
04 Aug 14
Press Release
UNWTO Awards 2014 – Open for Applications
The Awards recognize innovative tourism initiatives and contributions to the sector, in line with the principles of the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism. Since its inception in 2003, the UNWTO...