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.

Work together to build a tourism sector that works for everyone,

Work together to build a tourism sector that works for everyone,

Work together to build a tourism sector that works for everyone, where sustainability and innovation are part of everything we do.

UN Tourism News #16

Executive Council Special Edition

Executive Council Special Edition

Tourism can be a force for good in our world, playing a part in protecting our planet and its biodiversity, and celebrating what makes us human: from discovering new places and cultures to connecting with new people and experiences.

UN Tourism News - Executive Council Special Edition

COVID-19 Responses Must Not Undermine Solidarity and Confidence

COVID-19 Responses Must Not Undermine Solidarity and Confidence

This goes hand-in-hand with a responsibility to preserve the spirit of international solidarity that has characterized our response to this shared crisis, a response that has included international institutions, the civil society at large and individual citizens.

UN Tourism News #15

As Tourism Restarts, Our Responsibilities Remain

As Tourism Restarts, Our Responsibilities Remain

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has welcomed Spain’s readiness to lead the way in restarting tourism. The head of the United Nations specialized agency attended a meeting with Spanish President Pedro Sánchez in Madrid today to learn about his government’s work to ease restrictions on travel introduced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

UN Tourism News - #14

RESTARTING TOURISM

RESTARTING TOURISM

“Tourism can be a platform for overcoming the pandemic. By bringing people together, tourism can promote solidarity and trust”: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

UN TOURISM NEWS - #13 - RESTARTING TOURISM

UN TOURISM NEWS - #12

UN TOURISM NEWS - #12

UNWTO Secretary-General calls for tourism as a key role in spreading trust more widely, with benefits traveling far beyond tourism itself.

Trust Is The New Currency

UN Tourism News: Words Alone Will Not Save Jobs

UN Tourism News: Words Alone Will Not Save Jobs

Who is doing what and where? To help the global tourism sector monitor a rapidly-evolving situation and make the right decisions at the right time, UNWTO has launched an interactive map of local and international policy responses to the challenge of COVID-19.

UN Tourism News - Nº11  

#TravelTomorrow

#TravelTomorrow

Staying home today means traveling tomorrow: UNWTO’s key message, emphasizing our shared responsibility to put people first, to be patient and to prepare for the time when tourism can lead recovery efforts, has resonated around the world.

UN Tourism News - Coronavirus Special Edition  

Responsibility and Coordination!

Responsibility and Coordination!

UNWTO and WHO Joint Statement on COVID-19

As the current outbreak of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) continues to develop, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) are committed to working together in guiding the travel and tourism sectors’ response to COVID-19.

UN Tourism News - #10 - 27 February 2020

FITUR 2020 Edition

FITUR 2020 Edition

We are at the beginning of the United Nations “Decade of Action”. With just 10 years remaining to fulfill the 2030 Agenda and its Global Goals, UNWTO is making sure tourism is at the heart of the conversation. 

UN Tourism News - Edition #9 - January 28 2020

2020 Happy New Year

2020 Happy New Year

Highlights: General Assembly, Chimelong and World Tourism Day.
Key Reports: Women in Tourism, COand Tourism and Indigenous Tourism.
Key Data: Tourism Growth, Tourism Across the World and Tourism Data Dashboard.
And more... 

UN Tourism News - Edition #8 - December 30 2019

Tourism’s Carbon Emissions Measured in Landmark Report Launched At COP25

Tourism’s Carbon Emissions Measured in Landmark Report Launched At COP25

World leaders met in Madrid for the UN Climate Summit, COP25, and UNWTO was there representing the transformative power of tourism. At a special official side event, UNWTO released a landmark new report analysing the carbon emissions of the different modes of transport in the tourism sector. 

UN Tourism News - Edition #7 - December 13 2019

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

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.

UN Tourism News - Edition #6 - November 11 2019

General Assembly a Great Success as Members Welcome Palau and Look to the Future

General Assembly a Great Success as Members Welcome Palau and Look to the Future

UNWTO’s Member States unanimously welcomed Palau as a full Member at the General Assembly. The Pacific nation is made up of 240 islands and is committed to growing its tourism sector in a responsible and sustainable manner.

- General Assembly Special Edition #4 - September 13 2019 -

General Assembly Adopts Global Convention on Tourism Ethics.

General Assembly Adopts Global Convention on Tourism Ethics.

In St Petersburg yesterday, the UNWTO General Assembly officially adopted the International Convention on Tourism Ethics. This is a big step forward as UNWTO works to make the global tourism sector fairer, more ethical and more transparent.

- General Assembly Special Edition #3 - September 12 2019 -

UNWTO Awards Celebrate the Best in Accessible and Sustainable Tourism

UNWTO Awards Celebrate the Best in Accessible and Sustainable Tourism

Cities making big strides forward in sustainability and accessible tourism were the big winners in St Petersburg last night

- General Assembly Special Edition #2 - September 11 2019 -

Welcome to UN Tourism News

Welcome to UN Tourism News

This new online publication from UNWTO will bring you the latest news and insights relating to tourism and development around the globe.

- General Assembly Special Edition #1 - September 10 2019 -