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|14 February 2013||Bangladesh to Strengthen Collaboration with UNWTO|
|14 February 2013||The Maldives: A Tourism Success Story for 40 Years|
|14 February 2013||Cambodia to Host UNWTO Conference on Tourism in Cultural Heritage Sites|
|13 February 2013||Kerala to Showcase Historical Spice Route and Boost Tourism|
|13 February 2013||Republic of Korea to Host Executive Training Programme|
|7 February 2013||Media Release: Australia Records Strong Growth in Visitor Numbers in 2012|
|28 January 2013||
International tourism to continue robust growth in 2013
International tourist arrivals grew by 4% in 2012 to reach 1.035 billion, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Emerging economies (+4.1%) regained the lead over advanced economies (+3.6%), with Asia and the Pacific showing the strongest results. Growth is expected to continue in 2013 only slightly below the 2012 level (+3% to +4%) and in line with UNWTO long term forecast.
|28 January 2013||
Asia and the Pacific and the Americas the most ‘open’ regions for travellers in terms of Visas
New UNWTO research on Visa facilitation shows that Asia and the Pacific and the Americas are the most ‘open’ regions in terms of tourist Visa requirements. Data also shows that there has been significant progress on Visa facilitation globally in recent years, particularly with the implementation of Visa on arrival policies.
|24 January 2013||UNWTO Regional Support Office Moves to Nara|
|21 January 2013||
UNWTO and China strengthen cooperation
The Chairman of the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA), Mr. Shao Qiwei, and UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, have agreed to strengthen cooperation between both organizations as a key step towards advancing China’s tourism development objectives. On the occasion of his visit to Spain to receive the UNWTO Award for Lifetime Achievement, Mr. Shao also met with the Minister of Industry, Energy and Tourism of Spain, Mr. José Manuel Soria (Madrid, Spain, 15 January 2013).