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UNWTO is deeply shocked by the tragic attack perpetrated in Istanbul, Turkey.

MADRID, Spain – On behalf of the entire international tourism community, UNWTO expresses its heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the victims and to the Turkish people in this difficult moment. “On behalf of the entire international tourism community, UNWTO conveys its heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the victims and

UNWTO projects a positive 2016 for tourism in Greece

UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai has expressed the confidence of the Organization in the continued growth of the tourism sector in Greece. In 2015, international tourist arrivals to Greece grew by 7% to reach 23.6 million, while exports generated by the sector increased by 6% to euro 14.2 billion.  Meeting Minister of Tourism of Greece Elena

Public-private partnerships key to the success of Silk Road Tourism

The 6th Silk Road Ministers Meeting held at ITB Berlin on 9 March 2016 focused on the role of public and private sector partnerships (PPPs) in the development of tourism along the Silk Road. Participants discussed how PPPs can advance the issues of infrastructure, product development and marketing. Addressing the meeting, UNWTO Secretary-General said “governments

UNWTO Secretary General´s Speech at the Opening Ceremony of ITB Berlin 2016

Mr. Michael Müller, Governing Mayor of Berlin Ms. Iris Gleicke, State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy Mr Moosa Zameer, Minister of Tourism of the Maldives Dr. Christian Göke, CEO, Messe Berlin GmbH Dr. Michael Frenzel, President of the German Tourism Industry Federation (BTW) and Chairman of the World Travel and Tourism Council

Safe and seamless travel, technology and sustainability

Insuring safe and seamless travel, enhancing the opportunities brought by technology and accelerating the shift towards a more sustainable sector are the priorities for the sector said UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, opening the 50th edition of ITB Berlin. (Berlin, Germany, 8 March 2016). Referring to the issue of tourism and security, he said: “Global challenges demand

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