Coordination, Digitalization and Safety at the Heart of Tourism’s Restart | UN TOURISM NEWS #43

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UNWTO’s Members in the Americas Advance Common Goals

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.

High-Level Meetings
UNWTO Enjoys High-Level Meetings with the Leaders of the Americas

UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili has met with key figures from the Organization’s American Member States, including the President of Uruguay, Luis Lacalle Pou.

International Code
International Code Informs Efforts to Boost Tourist Confidence in Americas

Tourism leaders from the Americas embrace the UNWTO INternational Code for the Protection of Tourists to restore confidence in travel.

World Committee on Tourism Ethics
World Committee on Tourism Ethics Issues Statement on War in Ukraine

The World Committee on Tourism Ethics, urges the Russian Federation to end its invasion against Ukraine which is putting millions of lives at risk, threatening their peace and security

UNWTO Launches Digital Futures
UNWTO Launches Digital Futures Programme for SMEs

UNWTO has announced the launch of the Digital Futures Programme, designed to accelerate the adoption of new technology among tourism enterprises.

What's the impact of the Russian offensive in Ukraine on international tourism?
The Russian Federation’s military offensive in Ukraine represents a major downside risk for international tourism that could delay the sector’s recovery.
More from UNWTO:

Join the 2nd edition of Best Tourism Villages by UNWTO
Make Tourism a driver of rural development and wellbeing!
Applications by 28 June


UNWTO Tourism Statistics
Access and browse the most comprehensive international database on tourism with 145+ annual data series on inbound, outbound and domestic tourism, tourism industries, employment and tourism SDG indicators.

Centre Stage workshops in Jordan
Centre Stage workshops in Jordan UNWTO and the Ministry of Tourism of Jordan work together to empower women in tourism.
Applications by 28 June

Coming up:

67th Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Europe
1-3 June
Yerevan, Armenia


Global Youth Tourism Summit
27 June – 3 July
Sorrento, Italy


Apply for UNWTO Awake Tourism Challenge!
Deadline: 30 June 2022 

Final call! Apply for 3rd UNWTO Global Gastronomy Tourism Startup Competition!
Our mission is to identify challenges and projects, and catalyzing innovations that can transform the Gastronomy Tourism sector in the near future.
Deadline: 1 June 2022 


Tourism education for empowerment
UNWTO and Save the Children Dominican Republic have launched a new challenge to promote the development of educational ideas and experiences through the tourism sector in Central America and the Caribbean.
Applications are open until 25 June 

New course alert!
Marketing Museums and Visitor Attractions Course by Bilkent University.

Promote online training in the tourism sector
UNWTO and IE University join forces with Universidad Externado (Colombia) and Universidad de Palermo (Argentina) to promote online training in the tourism sector.

UNWTO media highlights:

UN tourism body chief says Russia quitting the organization

the guardian

Tourism is not just about travel, it's also about peace

the guardian

Towards resilience and sustainability: Travel and tourism development recovery

NY Times

Tourism recovering, but not back to pre-pandemic levels

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