News

20 February 2013 Boosting Regional Cooperation: Lao PDR Hosts 2013 ATF
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