Investing in Tourism means Investing in a more Sustainable Future

UN Tourism News #67: Investing in Tourism means Investing in a more Sustainable Future

UN Tourism News

Investing in Tourism means Investing
in a more Sustainable Future

World Tourism Day 2023: Tourism and Green Investments

27 September | Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


The stage is all set for World Tourism Day on 27 September. Under the theme "Tourism and Green Investments", this year's official celebration will be hosted by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in its capital city, Riyadh. The celebrations will be the biggest and most impactful since the Day was first held back in 1980, with hundreds of high-level tourism leaders to join in person.

G20 Leaders' Declaration
New Data Shows Investment Returning to Global Tourism Sector

Investment in the global tourism cluster has started to bounce back from the lows it touched during the pandemic off the back of the steady recovery of international tourist arrivals, according to a newly released report jointly produced by UNWTO and fDi Intelligence.

UNWTO and India's G20 Presidency
UNWTO Joins Global Tourism Economy Forum for Landmark 10th Edition

UNWTO has celebrated the 10th edition of the Global Tourism Economy Forum by strengthening its status as the bridge between tourism's public and private sectors.

Final Sprint to a Global Standard on Measuring the Sustainability of Tourism

In line with its commitment to promoting tourism as a catalyst for economic growth, inclusive development, and environmental sustainability, UNWTO is garnering consensus around the Statistical Framework for Measuring Sustainability of Tourism (MST).


UNWTO World Tourism Barometer:

International Tourism Swiftly Overcoming Pandemic Downturn

Arrival numbers reached 84% of pre-pandemic levels between January and July 2023, according to the latest data from UNWTO

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International Tourism Highlights, 2023 Edition – The Impact of COVID-19 on Tourism (2020–2022)

The latest UNWTO publication shows an overview of the sector's resilience and transformation through the worst crisis for tourism.


UNWTO and G20 dashboard

The Dashboard showcases the pillars of the Goa Roadmap for Tourism as a Vehicle for Achieving the SDGs.

Mark your tourism calendar

UNWTO General Assembly - Twenty-fifth session
16 October | Samarkand, Uzbekistan

More events

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


UNWTO International Conference on Accessible Tourism
16 – 17 November 2023 | San Marino



Bachelor of Science in International Sustainable Tourism: Applications are open
The degree in International Sustainable Tourism created by the World Tourism Organization and the Lucerne University of Applied Arts and Sciences has opened for applications so that students can become the first students of a unique degree in the world.



Unveiling the list of the Finalist of the UNWTO Women In Tech Startup Competition
11 projects have been selected as finalists in the Women in Tech Startup Competition for Middle East. All of them are selected in one of these four categories: Social Impact, Tourism and Travel Experiences, Future Tech and Events and Communities.


An appointment with gastronomy and innovation in San Sebastian, Spain
Finalists of the third edition of the Gastronomy Tourism Startup Competition are joining the 8 World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism to pitch their solutions for a more sustainable tourism.

UNWTO in the media
Impact Economist

Charting a sustainable course: tourism pioneers the blue economy for thriving oceans


People want sustainable travel, which spells opportunities for 'green investments'

China Daily

Forum opens in Macao to discuss tourism recovery, innovations


UNWTO General Assembly to be held in Uzbekistan for the first time in history

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