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18 August 2015 UNWTO strongly condemns attack in Bangkok
4 August 2015 UNWTO welcomes China’s decision to make tourism a tool to fight poverty
UNWTO welcomes the recent decision of the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) and the State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development of China to promote rural tourism as an effective means to fight poverty.
31 July 2015 Press Release from Uluru EOI: Big ideas for Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
29 July 2015 Press Release from Korea Tourism Organization: Korean Tourism Industry on the Rebound as PM Declares MERS All-Clear
21 July 2015 Press Release from Korea Tourism Organization: Korea Begins Post-MERS 100-day Tourism Recovery Plan
14 July 2015 Press Release from Vietnam National Administration of Tourism: Vietnam plans for 15% increase in visitors from five European countries
9 July 2015 International tourist arrivals up 4% in the first four months of 2015
International tourism demand continued to be robust between January and April 2015 with tourist arrivals increasing 4% worldwide according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Almost all regions enjoyed strong growth. Prospects for the May-August period remain upbeat, with close to 500 million tourists expected to travel abroad during these four months.
3 July 2015 Press Release from CNTA: Li Jinzao, Chairman of China National Tourism Administration to Attend Coronation Ceremony of the King of Tonga as Special Envoy of Chinese President Xi Jinping
2 July 2015 12th UNWTO Awards open for applications
UNWTO has opened the call for applications for the 12th edition of the UNWTO Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism. Tourism initiatives from around the world are encouraged to apply before 30 October 2015. 
25 June 2015 Silk Road Tourism Ministers commit to travel facilitation and closer marketing cooperation
The 7th UNWTO International Meeting on Silk Road Tourism agreed to advance travel facilitation, promote a “Visit the Silk Road” Programme and step up efforts to develop tourism routes and enhance human resources. (Xi'an, China 18-20 June 2015).