UN Tourism News 80: Diversification, Innovation and Sustainability

UN Tourism News 80: Diversification, Innovation and Sustainability


New Products and Experiences: an opportunity for mountain tourism

Offering more diverse experiences and investing in talented people will play a key role in helping mountain areas grow tourism in a sustainable and responsible manner. 

The 12th World Congress on Snow, Mountain and Wellness Tourism identified key challenges, among them climate change and evolving consumer trends, while recognizing the role tourism can play in the protection of the fragile mountain ecosystem, the building of resilience for mountain communities, and the preservation of the local heritage.


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BarometerUN Tourism and UN Habitat Partner for a Better Urban Future Through Tourism

UN Tourism and Spain's Office of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) partnered to discuss the role and challenges of tourism in cities and territories.

The Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism BTV

The Glasgow Declaration is a catalyst for increased urgency about the need to accelerate climate action in tourism and to secure strong commitments to support the global goals to halve emissions over the next decade and reach Net Zero emissions as soon as possible before 2050.

FITUR4th Global Gastronomy Tourism Startup Competition

Following the success of previous editions, UN Tourismin collaboration with Basque Culinary Center launch the 4TH Global Competition for Gastronomy Tourism Startups. Our Mission is to identify challenges and projects, and catalyzing innovations that can transform the Gastronomy Tourism sector in the near future.

UN Tourism World Tourism Barometer

International tourism recovered 88% of pre-pandemic levels in 2023, supported by strong pent-up demand. Following a strong rebound in 2023, international tourism is expected to fully recover pre-pandemic levels in 2024

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Innovating Adventures: UN Tourism and the Ministry of Tourism of Ecuador Join Forces for Tourism Regulation Revamp

We are thrilled to announce the launch of a new endeavor aimed at enhancing Ecuador's adventure tourism sector. This initiative focuses on improving regulatory frameworks to better align with the country's diverse tourism landscape, providing training to officials and providers, and improving informed consent for users.

UN Tourism completes International Tourism Destination Plan for Jinan City, China

Commissioned by the Shandong and Jinan Culture and Tourism Bureau, the project was conducted by UN Tourism in collaboration with Shandong University, aimed to evaluate and strategize the city's tourism potential. The Jinan International Tourism Destination Plan is structured into four volumes and together will provide guidance to tourism stakeholders in Jinan to successfully develop the tourism sector in line with international standards and best practices.

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