24th UNWTO General Assembly for Tourism’s Restart

UN Tourism News #31 | 24th UNWTO General Assembly for Tourism’s Restart

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) will hold the 24th General Assembly in Madrid, Spain, from 30 November to 3 December 2021.

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UN Tourism News #31 | 10 NOV 2021



The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) will hold the 24th General Assembly in Madrid, Spain, from 30 November to 3 December 2021.


COP26: Tourism Unites Behind the Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action

The ‘Glasgow Declaration for Climate Action in Tourism’ was launched at the UN Climate Change Conference COP26. Some of tourism’s biggest businesses have joined governments and destinations in committing to cut emissions in half by 2030 and achieve Net Zero by 2050 at the latest.


From G20 to COP26: UNWTO Guides Tourism Through Critical Week

Tourism’s relevance was part of the discussions at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), just as it was in Rome when G20 leaders met to coordinate plans for sustainable and inclusive recovery.

The Climate Emergency is a Bigger Threat than COVID

UNWTO Secretary-General: ‘The Climate Emergency is a Bigger Threat than COVID’

The UNWTO, WTTC & WTM Ministers’ Summit gathered tourism ministers from across the world and private sector leaders to discuss investing in tourism’s sustainable future.

Barcelona Call to Action

Barcelona ‘Call to Action’ Maps the Way Forward for Tourism

UNWTO was joined by fellow UN agencies, government Ministers, and public and private sector leaders, in agreeing to seize the opportunity to restart and recover better.


UNWTO and ICAO Partner for aviation and Tourism Recovery

UNWTO and the International Civil Aviation Organization have agreed to strengthen their partnership with the aim of supporting the safe restart of travel and tourism and accelerating the two sectors’ shift towards greater resilience and sustainability.


UNWTO and Instagram Partner to Help Destinations ‘Recover and Rediscover’

UNWTO and Instagram have joined forces to produce a ‘Tourism Recovery Playbook’, and so help destinations and business harness the power of digital and visual storytelling to reach new audiences and return to growth.

Putting Women’s Empowerment Centre Stage in Tourism’s Recovery

Putting Women’s Empowerment Centre Stage in Tourism’s Recovery

Over the course of one year, from November 2021 – November 2022, the “Centre Stage” project will support the tourism sector in placing women’s empowerment and gender equality at the heart of recovery plans following the COVID-19 pandemic. The project will be piloted in four participating Member States in collaboration with the National Tourism Administrations of Jordan (MOTA), Costa Rica (ICT), the Dominican Republic (MITUR) and Mexico (SECTUR).

Gastronomy Tourism

Gastronomy Tourism as Driver of Rural Development

Some of the world’s top chefs joined restaurateurs and local and regional leaders to advance gastronomy tourism as a driver of rural development and opportunity.

Upcoming UNWTO events:

World Sports Tourism Congress

World Sports Tourism Congress | 25-26 November

More from UNWTO

3rd Global Gastronomy Tourism Startup Competition

Accelerating gastronomy tourism initiatives to achieve the SDGs. Join us with your ideas for a more inclusive, sustainable, and resilient sector. Apply here

The Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism

Watch the launching ceremony



  • NEW! UNWTO Tourism Online Academy #BLOG a collaborative platform where different tourism-education authorities share their vision, thoughts, critical reflections, experiences. Read the first article here. New articles every month.
  • Winners- UNWTO & Sommet Education Hospitality Challenge: At the Future of Tourism Summit, the 3 winning projects that will be funded by Eurazeo were announced. The seed capital will help the startups to scale their projects. Meet the winners here

UNWTO media highlights:

The Hill Groups set goal of cutting tourism emissions in half by 2030

Xinhua Tourism leaders call for easier access to vaccines to help tourism recover

Tradearabia 'No flying as usual’: 100s of travel companies have promised to tackle the climate crisis

Tradearabia Euronews commits to prioritising editorial coverage of climate positive tourism organisations

FTN News UNWTO and ICAO Partner for Safe Restart of Travel & Tourism

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UNWTO At the #FutureOfTourism Summit Ministers gave their word for the future of tourism:

UNWTO The climate emergency is a bigger threat than Covid.
At the Ministers' Summit #WTMLDN, UNWTO urged leaders to unlock innovative financing for a green recovery.
We can't afford to miss this chance. Cooperation works. Let's restore mobility united, implementing more sustainable models that ensure environmental protection.

UNWTO Key takeways of the Global Survey of #ClimateAction in Tourism with #UNFCCC.
22% don't have a climate action plan
22% measuring emissions
The tourism is fully committed to turning this around through the #GlasgowDeclaration on #TourismAndClimate.
We need to work together, share ideas and innovate.
#COP26 #restarttourism #sustainabletourism #sustainabletravel #greentourism

UNWTO #WFGT2021 Gastronomy tourism offers endless opportunities for sustainable growth in rural areas.
The pathway:
Sustainable use of resources
Promotion of local products
Responsible consumption
Learn how to make it happen following the 8️ lines of work of the #GastronomyTourism Call to Action

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