Investment Networks

Without adequate and properly-targeted investments, plans to transform tourism will fail to get off the ground. UNWTO has made investment a key priority, filling the funding gaps to build a more sustainable and resilient sector that works for everyone.

Investments Strategy
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Rethinking Tourism

From Crisis to Transformation

Tourism Set to Return to Pre-Pandemic Levels in Some Regions in 2023

International Tourist Arrivals, World and Regions

SDG 5: Gender Equality

Tourism must continue to deliver on its potential as a driver of women’s empowerment and opportunity.

To mark International Women’s Day, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and UN Women have jointly reaffirmed their commitment to keep women’s empowerment ‘Centre Stage’ of tourism development.

The Glasgow Declaration was officially launched at COP26 UN Climate Change Conference. It proposes a coordinated plan for tourism to support the global commitment to halve emissions by 2030 and achieve net zero by 2050 and requests signatories to make tangible commitments around planning, measuring and reporting.

As a fundamental frame of reference for the recovery of tourism in post COVID-19 era, the International Code for the Protection of Tourists (ICPT) provides a set of minimum international standards for the protection of tourists in emergency situations and consumer rights of tourists.


"Global tourism is on track to return to pre-pandemic levels by the end of year. By investing in people and projects that make a difference, we can deliver on the sector’s potential to drive growth and opportunity for all."

Mr. Zurab Pololikashvili

UNWTO Events

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