UN TOURISM NEWS #60: Tourism Bounces Back

UN TOURISM NEWS #60: Tourism Bounces Back

UN Tourism News

Tourism Bounces Back

Executive Council - 118th session
16 – 18 May
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

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UNWTO World Tourism Barometer
Tourism on Track for Full Recovery as New Data Shows Strong Start to 2023

International tourism is well on its way to returning to pre-pandemic levels, with twice as many people travelling during the first quarter of 2023 than in the same period of 2022.

Travel Restrictions
UNWTO's New Assessment of Pandemic-Related Travel Restrictions

UNWTO has welcomed the end of the public health emergency phase for COVID-19 with a summary analysis of the travel restrictions introduced in response to the pandemic.

UNWTO Ulysses Prize
Dr. Jigang Bao Wins UNWTO Ulysses Prize for Excellence in Tourism Scholarship

As Professor and Director of the Center for Tourism Development and Planning Research at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China, Dr. Bao has played an instrumental role in growing domestic tourism in both size and significance and in establishing his country as a leading tourism destination.

Training on Tourism for Rural Development
UNWTO Hosts Executive Training on Tourism for Rural Development in Middle East

As part of work on tourism for rural development, UNWTO has concluded its first Executive Training for the Middle East Programme.


 Travel Restrictions


UNWTO World Tourism Barometer • May 2023

Boost rural development through tourism
UNWTO Opens Calls for Best Tourism Villages 2023
UNWTO Opens Calls for Best Tourism Villages 2023

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


UNWTO side-event at the United Nations STI Forum 2023: Harnessing Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Tourism as drivers of Sustainable Development

UNWTO and 5 top startups from our Innovation Network gathered to showcase tourism contribution to local communities through technology and social impact.


Watch the recording here.

Webinar - UNWTO Digital Futures for SMEs Programme in Europe

Learn how to joint this programme for accelerating digital transformation in your tourism Small and Medium Enterprise!




UNWTO at the Annual Investment Meeting (AIM)   

Transforming tourism investments for People, Planet and Prosperity has been the main focus of UNWTO events at the Annual Investment Meeting in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates:

  • UNWTO Investment Forum
  • Session on Promotion of Tourism Investments in Least Developed Countries (LDCs) by WAIPA and UNWTO

Public and private sector stakeholders gathered to reinforce tourism role for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, including UNCTAD, WAIPA, Plug and Play and more.

UNWTO in the media

China's Labor Day tourists poised to drive global economic growth


The 3 Top Travel Stocks to Buy for May 2023


UNWTO Releases Assessment on Pandemic Travel Restrictions

Business Media Georgia

International tourist arrivals doubled in 1st quarter


It's finally happening: global tourism is on its way to a full recovery – voila! tourism

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