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October 19, 2017

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International tourism continues to grow above average in the first four months of 2016

2016 started on a strong note for international tourism. International tourist arrivals grew by 5% between January and April 2016 according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Results were robust across almost all subregions and many destinations reported double-digit growth. Prospects for May-August remain positive, with around 500 million tourists expected to travel abroad

UNWTO strongly condemns attack in Nice, France

UNWTO is deeply shocked by the hideous attack perpetrated in Nice. On behalf of the international tourism community, UNWTO expresses its heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the victims and to the French people in this difficult moment. “On behalf of the international tourism community, UNWTO conveys its heartfelt condolences to the families

Tourism, a catalyst for peace and development

MADRID, SPAIN -Tourism can play a key role in building peace and supporting reconciliation processes, concluded the UNWTO Conference on ‘Tourism, a catalyst for development, peace and reconciliation’ held in Passikudah, Sri Lanka between 11 and 14 July.   Community engagement and empowerment, capacity building and training, and public/private sector partnerships are key factors in

Morocco welcomed conference on tourism and climate change

CASABLANCA, Morocco – Climate change has become a world concern affecting the tourism sector, just like other sectors, such as the economy. Casablanca welcomed on Monday, July 11, 2016, the fourth Conference of the 5+5 Dialogue of Tourism Ministers on the Western Mediterranean. Organized under the theme “Tourism and Climate Change,” this COP22 conference is

Zimbabwe tourism minister clear front runner for top UNWTO position after RETOSA endorsement

Following the earlier endorsement by SADC, the Southern African Development Community, of Dr. Engineer Walter Mzembi, Zimbabwe’s Minister for Tourism and Hospitality Industry, has now RETOSA, the Regional Tourism Organization of Southern Africa also thrown its support behind Dr. Walter’s candidacy to succeed Dr. Taleb Rifai as Secretary General of the UNWTO, when he retires

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