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17 July 2018 World Tourism Day Places Focus on Innovation & Digital Transformation
Madrid, Spain, 17 July 2018 – The importance of digital technologies in tourism, providing opportunities for innovation and preparing the sector for the future of work, is at the centre of World Tourism Day 2018, to be celebrated in Budapest, Hungary (27 September 2018).
2 July 2018 Thailand set to fast-track Riviera Project to promote coastal provinces
29 June 2018 EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES - UNWTO.Themis
26 June 2018 World Tourism Organization and Globalia announce the first and largest worldwide competition for tourism startups
  World Tourism Organization and Globalia announce the first and largest worldwide competition for tourism startups    This pioneering initiative for the tourism sector reaches out to 164 countries to find startups aiming to transform tourism. Whether tech-based or non-technological, early-stage or more mature, any startup with innovative ideas capable of revolutionizing the way we travel and enjoy tourism is welcome to participate. The tourism sector took a giant step into the future. The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), in partnership with Globalia, the leading tourism group in Spain and Latin America, announced the launch of the 1st UNWTO Tourism Startup Competition. It is the world’s first and largest initiative devoted to identifying new companies that will lead the transformation of the tourism sector. In order to find the best projects, the call for competitors will be launched in 164 countries.
25 June 2018 International Tourism exceeds expectations in the first months of 2018
  Madrid, Spain, 26 June 2018 - International tourist arrivals grew 6% in the first four months of 2018, compared to the same period last year, not only continuing the strong 2017 trend, but exceeding UNWTO’s forecast for 2018. Growth was led by Asia and the Pacific (+8%) and Europe (+7%). Africa (+6%), the Middle East (+4%) and the Americas (+3%) also recorded sound results. Earlier this year, UNWTO’s forecast for 2018 was between 4-5%.
20 June 2018 DISCOUNT on the UNWTO-UOC Master course
20 June 2018 Climate-friendly initiatives and actions essential for tourism, says UNWTO
Madrid, Spain, 19 June 2018 – The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Zurab Pololikashvili, called for the tourism sector to take more action to combat climate change and biodiversity loss during the 30th joint meeting of its Commissions for South Asia and Asia-Pacific in Fiji (18-20 June 2018).
19 June 2018 UNWTO Asia Pacific Newsletter 46 Issue
18 June 2018 UNWTO.TedQual Certification - National Institute of Development Administration, Thailand
1 June 2018 UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism – Seizing the Power of Technology
Madrid, Spain, 1 June 2018 - Around 600 participants from 52 countries gathered at the 4th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism (Bangkok, Thailand, 30 May to 1 June 2018). Organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Government of Thailand, in collaboration with the Basque Culinary Center, participants addressed topics ranging from the role of technology in achieving sustainable development, to linking the whole tourism value chain to gastronomy.