UN TOURISM NEWS – #29 | Join World Tourism Day!

UN TOURISM NEWS – #29 | Join World Tourism Day!

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UN Tourism News #29 | 23 SEP 2021


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Tourism for Inclusive Growth

27 September

Official message by
UN Secretary-General António Guterres

World Tourism Day 2021 - Tourism for inclusiva growth

Glasgow Declaration

Glasgow Declaration: Taking Climate Action in Tourism

In preparation for COP26, two information sessions were held today on the Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism. The Declaration, developed by a collaborative group of leading organizations, is an urgent call for all stakeholders to commit to a decade of climate action in tourism.

Investors with Tourism Leaders at Cabo Verde Forum

Joining Investors with Tourism Leaders at Cabo Verde Forum

UNWTO has celebrated the second edition of the Global Tourism Investment Forum. Joining Ministers of Tourism for the event in Cabo Verde were business leaders, entrepreneurs and investors, with a special focus on innovation and sustainable recovery from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wine Tourism

Making Wine Tourism a Driver Rural Development

Innovation, partnerships and enhanced coordination are essential for making wine tourism a driver of rural development. That was the takeaway message from the 5th UNWTO Global Conference on Wine Tourism, held this week in Alentejo, Portugal, around the theme “Wine Tourism – a driver for rural development.”


Regional Commissions

Investments Are Key to Sustainable Recovery in Africa

Investments Are Key to Sustainable Recovery in Africa

Restarting Tourism Across Asia and the Pacific

Restarting Tourism Across Asia and the Pacific


Upcoming UNWTO events:

6th World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism Ministers’ Summit – World Travel Market

6th World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism

31 Oct. – 2 Nov.

Ministers’ Summit – World Travel Market

2 November

World Sports Tourism Congress 24 UNWTO General Assembly

World Sports Tourism Congress

25-26 November

24 UNWTO General Assembly

30 Nov. – 3 Dec.

Tomorrow Today - What's new in UNWTO's Innovation, Education and Investments Department?

Innovation:

Education/Training:

  • UNWTO x ProColombia New Touristic Experiences- Challenge: New sustainable, inclusive, and innovative tourism experiences in Colombia will have the opportunity to win one of the 100 scholarships that UNWTO and ProColombia have created to continue supporting the Colombian business community. Applications by October 30.
  • 2000 Scholarships: UNWTO has granted 2,000 scholarships for Small Island Developing States and Least Developed Countries to course the MOOC Introduction to Tourism-Industry Management available at UNWTO Tourism Online Academy.
    More scholarships will be granted to UNWTO Member States to help them restart tourism education.

Investments


UNWTO media highlights:

Modern Diplomacy The future of travel – an all-hands-on-deck effort

India Times 3 Indian Destinations Are Among Entries For UN's 'Best Tourism Village': All You Need To Know

NY Times Africa’s Tourism Leaders Identify Investments as Key to Sustainable Recovery

Most Popular On Social Media:

UNWTO We're proud to announce 2,000 scholarships for Small Island Developing States and Least Developed Countries!
More scholarships will be granted to UNWTO Member States to help them #RestartTourism through education!

UNWTO The #UNGA week is on - a great opportunity to highlight tourism's ability to achieve the #GlobalGoals.
To reduce inequalities
To fight poverty
To foster partnerships
To boost economic growth
To build sustainable cities and communities
#Tourism4SDGs

UNWTO Tourism is the world’s most powerful tool for connecting people.
Share your tourism story with the world, show why tourism matters by becoming a #UNWTOStoryteller.
Record your ideas, make them travel the world!

UNWTO Hands up for the first edition of #BestTourismVillages by #unwto! Thanks to everyone joining UNWTO's mission to foster rural development!
Key takeaways:
Almost 80 countries submitted their applications
+170 villages from all over the world
Villages awarded with Best Tourism Villages by UNWTO and those included in the Upgrade Programme be announced at the 24 General Assembly in Marrakesh (30 Nov. - 3 Dec.)


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