UN TOURISM NEWS

UN Tourism News

To mark the start of the United Nations ‘Decade of Action’, UN Tourism News was launched to provide the latest updates of UNWTO’s work and key insights from the world of tourism as the sector leads the way in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

Special edition | 117 Executive Council

Special edition | 117 Executive Council

Tourism leaders from every global region have met to advance plans to transform the sector against a backdrop of challenges old and new.

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Tourism Transformed at UNWTO Ministers’ Summit

Tourism Transformed at UNWTO Ministers’ Summit

“Our job is to create jobs,” UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili told tourism sector leaders gathered at the Ministers’ Summit at the World Travel Market to discuss how education, sustainability, and governance must be transformed to advance tourism for development.

UN TOURISM NEWS #50

Advancing a Greener, Smarter and Safer Tourism

Advancing a Greener, Smarter and Safer Tourism

Destinations around the world are reporting significant advances in sustainable tourism, with timely evidence and analytics serving as key tools for transformation as the sector’s recovery continues to get underway.

UN TOURISM NEWS #49

Bringing Together the Global Tourism Community

Bringing Together the Global Tourism Community

Held around the theme of ‘Rethinking Tourism’, the Global Day of Observation emphasized the sector’s unique potential to drive recovery and deliver positive change for people everywhere.

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The sector gets ready to rethink tourism On World Tourism Day

The sector gets ready to rethink tourism On World Tourism Day

Rethink Tourism”: Sector Gets Ready to Celebrate World Tourism Day 2022

The countdown to World Tourism Day 2022 is now underway, with every part of the sector invited to be an active part of the annual celebrations.

UN TOURISM NEWS #47

Tourism Grows Back, Mindful Of Tests To Come

Tourism Grows Back, Mindful Of Tests To Come

According to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer, international tourism saw a strong rebound in the first five months of 2022, with almost 250 million international arrivals recorded. This compares to 77 million arrivals from January to May 2021 and means that the sector has recovered almost half (46%) of pre-pandemic 2019 levels.

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Tourism for Youth Empowerment

Tourism for Youth Empowerment

The Global Youth Tourism Summit (GYTS) is a new platform, developed by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), that aims to empower youth to take an active part in decision-making processes within the tourism sector.

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Tourism Moves Beyond Recovery

Tourism Moves Beyond Recovery

Tourism is united and determined like never before, and UNWTO is guiding it forward, with inclusivity and sustainability at the very heart of all our work.

UN Tourism News #44

Coordination, Digitalization and Safety at the Heart of Tourism’s Restart

Coordination, Digitalization and Safety at the Heart of Tourism’s Restart

The American Members of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) have met to assess the current state of the sector and plan for its sustainable future. The 67th meeting of the UNWTO Regional Commission for the Americas brought tourism leaders from across the region together in the leading destination of Punta del Este, Uruguay.

UN TOURISM NEWS #43

Tourism United for Peace and Understanding

Tourism United for Peace and Understanding

RUSSIA SUSPENDED FROM UNWTO: Meeting for a first extraordinary UNWTO General Assembly, Members debated the suspension of Russia from the Organization. The Russian delegation avoided to step up and defend its position, and instead announced its withdrawal from UNWTO before the debate took place.

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Tourism Grows Amidst Uncertainty

Tourism Grows Amidst Uncertainty

International tourism continued its recovery in January 2022, with a much better performance compared to the weak start to 2021. However, the Russian invasion of Ukraine adds pressure to existing economic uncertainties, coupled with many Covid-related travel restrictions still in place.

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Tourism Raises its voice for Peace

Tourism Raises its voice for Peace

After two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, people, as well as our whole societies and economies, have suffered enough. We cannot afford for this to continue. We must rebuild and look to the future with hope, not fear.

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UN Tourism News | FITUR 2022 Edition

UN Tourism News | FITUR 2022 Edition

The first 2022 issue of the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer indicates that rising rates of vaccination, combined with easing of travel restrictions due to increased cross-border coordination and protocols, have all helped release pent up demand.

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