Advancing global cooperation for a better tourism

UN TOURISM NEWS #62: Advancing global cooperation for a better tourism

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Advancing global cooperation for a better tourism

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These past weeks, UNWTO consolidated new partnerships to accelerate climate action:


Twice as many people travelled during the first quarter of 2023 than in the same period of 2022
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UNWTO Opens Calls for Best Tourism Villages 2023
Best Tourism Villages by UNWTO 2023

Join over 70 villages from almost 40 countries have been recognized as Best Tourism Villages.

Upcoming events

68th Meeting of the UNWTO Regional Commission for the Americas
27 – 28 June | Quito, Ecuador


The 66TH Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Africa
26 – 28 July | Mauritius


8th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism
5 - 7 October 2023 | Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain


7th UNWTO Global Conference on Wine Tourism
22 – 24 November 2023 | La Rioja, Spain


UNWTO launched Mega events y Mice Tourism start up competition
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is looking for innovative, disruptive, and sustainability-minded entrepreneurs capable of creating SMART solutions for mega-events and MICE tourism that help organisers and visitors, but also local communities.

UNWTO and Les Roches Global boost tourism entrepreneurship
UNWTO has teamed up with Les Roches Global Hospitality Management School to help new tourism businesses implement innovation to accelerate their shift towards greater sustainability. This is how the 15 winners of the UNWTO Awake Tourism Challenge experienced their participation in the acceleration programme offered by Spark, Les Roches Hospitality School, in Crans-Montana (Switzerland).


New course on the Tourism Online Academy: Brief Introduction to Chinese Tourism
The World Tourism Organization's online learning school has launched a new course, Brief Introduction to Chinese Tourism, an open and online course to take the first steps to understanding the Chinese tourism market, as well as the geography, history, and culture of the Asian country.

Launch of the Bachelor of Science in International Sustainable Tourism
Within the UNWTO Executive Council, UNWTO and the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HSLU) have launched a unique Bachelor of Science in International Sustainable Tourism.
This first-of-its-class education programme will kick-off in September 2024 and features:

  • UNWTO's vision and expertise
  • Swiss Diploma
  • 3-year innovative curricula
  • Campus in Madrid and Lucerne + Online semester + Internship
UNWTO in the media

Bulgaria Shares UNWTO's Vision of Promoting Competitive Tourism Policies

Arab News

Jordanian PM meets UNWTO secretary-general, Arab tourism ministers

Startup Pakistan

Govt to Develop 10 Villages as Model Rural Tourism Destinations

PR News Wire

"Enjoy the Wonder of Mountains, Share the Beautiful of Life, Revitalize the Tourism Industry" - the Theme Events of International Mountain Tourism Day 2023 Opens in Laos

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