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29 October 2015 UNWTO activities at WTM London to focus on destination branding, the Silk Road and youth travel
The first activity of UNWTO at this year World Travel Market is the 9th UNWTO/WTM Minister’s Summit to be held on 3 November. Under the title ‘Destination branding: new challenges in a changing market’, the Summit will focus on the impact of social media and new business models in destination branding.
29 October 2015 International tourist arrivals up 4% driven by strong results in Europe
International tourist arrivals grew by 4.3% in the first eight months of 2015 according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer, fuelled by strong results in Europe and consolidating the trend of recent years. International tourists (overnight visitors) travelling the world between January and August 2015 reached 810 million, 33 million more than in the same period of 2014. 
23 October 2015 UNWTO kicks off the official celebrations in Spain of the 70th Anniversary of the United Nations
Ahead of UN Day on 24 October, the World Tourism Organization, the only UN Specialized Agency with Headquarters in Spain, welcomed all UN agencies, funds and programmes based in the country to mark the occasion as the first activity of the official Spanish celebrations of the United Nations’ 70th Anniversary (Madrid, Spain, 23 October 2015).
20 October 2015 UNWTO partners with JATA EXPO
UNWTO has joined participants from 141 countries in Tokyo, Japan between 24 and 27 September for the JATA Tourism EXPO Japan, one of the largest tourism fairs across the globe. The event was a unique occasion to reinforce the partnership between UNWTO and the Japanese Travel Association (JATA) through the launch of the Japan Tourism Award for Responsible Tourism in collaboration with UNWTO.
13 October 2015 Becas Máster OMT-UOC
13 October 2015 UNWTO/WTM Ministers’ Summit to Address Destination Branding
The 2015 UNWTO/WTM Ministers’ Summit at World Travel Market London will put a spotlight on destination branding and how it has become an increasingly complex challenge (WTM London, Tuesday, November 3, 2015).
6 October 2015 Press Release from Philippine Department of Tourism: PH leads the East Asia and the Pacific towards a new era of tourism development
6 October 2015 UNWTO/PATA Tourism Updates Issue 2
1 October 2015 UNWTO welcomes the G20 Tourism Ministers’ commitment to promote more and better jobs
UNWTO welcomes the Declaration issued by the G20 Tourism Ministers (T.20) committing to advance initiatives that promote more and better jobs and contribute to the objectives of the G20 of promoting  “inclusive and robust growth”. The 6th T.20 Ministers Meeting was held in Antalya on 30 September under the Turkish Presidency of the G20. 
28 September 2015 UNWTO welcomes the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals
UNWTO welcomes the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and reiterates its commitment to work towards the implementation of the Goals.