UN Tourism News

UN Tourism News - Edition #6 - November 11 2019


Tourism Leading Other Global Sectors in Advancing Gender Equality, New Report Shows

54% Female: How tourism is leading the way in gender equality

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), in collaboration with UN Women, The German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ), World Bank Group and Amadeus, has launched the long-awaited second edition of the Global Report on Women in Tourism. The publication highlights the progress the global tourism sector has made in advancing gender equality, with key case studies and statistics gathered from around the world.


Innovation and Rural Development Takes Center Stage For Ministers’ Summit at World Travel Market

Innovation and rural development takes center stage for Ministers’ Summit at world travel market

Tourism leaders from across the public and private sectors came together at the World Travel Market (WTM) in London for a high-level discussion on tourism’s role in rural development, the challenges and the opportunities.

New Australia’s South West Sustainable Tourism Observatory joins the UNWTO Observatory NETWORK (INSTO)

UNWTO joins Asia-Pacific sector leaders to address overcrowding in urban destinations

UNWTO, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and the People’s Government of Guilin (China) held the 13th UNWTO/PATA Forum on Tourism Trends and Outlook in Guilin from 17 to 19 October 2019.

World Tourism Organization Welcomes $1 Million Donation To Grow Wildlife Tourism For The Benefit Of People And Planet

UNWTO welcomes US$1 million donation to grow wildlife tourism for the benefit of people and planet

The World Tourism Organization is to continue to lead the way in growing wildlife tourism and harnessing it as a driver for conservation and development, supported by a major new US$1 million donation from the Chimelong Flora and Fauna Conservation Foundation.

INSTO Observatories advancing tourism impact monitoring at destination level

INSTO Observatories advancing tourism impact monitoring at destination level

The Global INSTO Meetings offered already established observatories as well as interested destinations and other tourism stakeholders the opportunity to exchange experiences, learn about best practices and advance together in their monitoring efforts at the local level.


4th UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture: Investing in future generations

The theme of the 2019 World Conference, ‘Investing in future generations’ will concentrate on cultural transmission, community and capacity building. This conference will demonstrate the importance of enabling local stakeholders to have a voice in how tourism is managed both now and in the future. Panelists will share their perspectives on the priority investments that need to be made today to ensure tourism is developed in line with the Sustainable Development Goals and the UNWTO Global Code of Ethics for Tourism.


New Australia’s South West Sustainable Tourism Observatory joins the UNWTO Observatory NETWORK (INSTO)

World Tourism Organization leads key discussions on sector trends and outlooks at the Global Tourism Economy Forum in Macao, China

At the 2019 Global Tourism Economy Forum, UNWTO has highlighted the importance of diversification, creativity and innovation for ensuring that the sector’s unique potential as a driver of sustainable economic growth and social inclusivity is fully realized.

World Tourism Organization Shows Support For “Sublime Côte d'Ivoire” As Didier Drogba Signs Up As Ambassador For Responsible Tourism

UNWTO shows support for “Sublime Côte d'Ivoire” as Didier Drogba signs up as Ambassador for Responsible Tourism

UNWTO has demonstrated its support for the Côte d’Ivoire tourism sector, participating in a key high-level round table discussion in Dubai and recruiting Ivorian footballing legend Didier Drogba as the newest Ambassador for Responsible Tourism.


World’s Most Disruptive Sports Tourism Start-Ups Celebrated at Global Tourism Economy Forum in Macau, SAR

World’s most disruptive sports tourism start-ups celebrated at Global Tourism Economy Forum in Macau, SAR

The growing sports tourism sector took centre stage at the Global Tourism Economy Forum in Macau, SAR with the first ‘SPORTSTECH’ edition of the World Tourism Organization’s Tourism Tech Adventures initiative celebrating the most disruptive ideas and innovators from around the world. This served as the ideal backdrop to determine the winner of the 1st UNWTO Sports Tourism Start-up Competition, launched with the Barca Innovation hub of Football Club FC Barcelona and supported by the Qatar National Tourism Council.


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