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03 Feb 16
UNWTO International Conference on Heritage Tourism: How do we Foster, Present and Preserve World Treasures?
  The UNWTO International Conference on Heritage Tourism will provide a forum for the tourism industry, governments, academia, representatives of local communities, and international...
01 Feb 16
Press Release
Updated UNWTO Statement on the Zika Virus
Following the declaration by the World Health Organization (WHO) of a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on 1 February 2016 on the Zika virus, UNWTO recalls that according to WHO there...
21 Jan 16
New Journey of China-India Exchange on Tourism
PRESS RELEASE CHINA NATIONAL TOURISM ADMINISTRATION 21 JAN 2016 New Journey of China-India Exchange on Tourism   On January 14 local time, the “China-India Tourism Year” kicked...
18 Jan 16
Press Release
International tourist arrivals up 4% reach a record 1.2 billion in 2015
2015 marks the 6th consecutive year of above-average growth, with international arrivals increasing by 4% or more every year since the post-crisis year of 2010. “International tourism reached new...
14 Jan 16
Press Release
Visa Openness levels continue to progress
On average, 18% of the world’s population was able to travel to a destination without a visa in 2015, while another 15% could receive a visa on arrival and 6% was able to obtain eVisas. Overall,...
13 Jan 16
UNWTO Asia/Pacific Newsletter Issue 41
The UNWTO Asia-Pacific Newsletter 41st Issue, sponsored by Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Korea, was produced in collaboration with the Kyung Hee University in Korea...
12 Jan 16
Press Release
UNWTO strongly condemns attack in Istanbul
"On the behalf of the entire international tourism community, UNWTO conveys its heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the victims and expresses its full solidarity with the people and...