UN Tourism News 84: Focus on Boosting Tourism Performance and Investment Opportunities

UN Tourism News 84: Focus on Boosting Tourism Performance and Investment Opportunities


New Products and Experiences: an opportunity for mountain tourism

International tourist arrivals reached 97% of pre-pandemic levels in the first quarter of 2024. According to UN Tourism, more than 285 million tourists travelled internationally in January-March, about 20% more than the first quarter of 2023, underscoring the sector’s near-complete recovery from the impacts of the pandemic.


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BarometerOver 260 applications from 60+ countries: Best Tourism Villages 2024 adventure kicks off

Over 260 villages from more than 60 countries representing the five regions of the world have put themselves forward for the 2024 edition of Best Tourism Villages by UN Tourism 2024. This marks the highest volume of applications ever received in the past four editions.

UN Tourism Secretary-General Calls for a People-centered Transformation of Sector

With six years to go for the deadline of the Global Goals, UN Tourism Secretary-General has called for a people-centered transformation of tourism.

FITURMiddle East Members Prioritize Innovation and Investments as UN Tourism Regional Commission Meets for 50th Time

UN Tourism’s Member States in the Middle East have looked to the future, coming together to focus on boosting investments into the sector and growing new products to build resilience and expand inclusivity.

New UN Tourism Report Focuses on Integration of Biodiversity in National Tourism Policies

While 95% of national tourism policies acknowledge nature as a primary asset for tourism, actual detailed plans for sustainable management practices are often lacking, a new report from UN Tourism reveals.

FITURUN Tourism Launches the Tourism Investment Guidelines for Jordan

UN Tourism has presented a new volume of its “Tourism Doing Business: Investment Guidelines”, this time with a focus on the investment potential of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.


UN Tourism on the Ground

UN Tourism Participates in Online Workshop on Halal Tourism Development Organized for Member Countries of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation  

UN Tourism contributed to the workshop with a proposal on how to develop a unified Halal tourism certification framework. Jointly organized by the Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC), the Ministry of National Development Planning of the Republic of Indonesia and the Islamic Centre for Development of Trade (ICDT), the workshop focused on international best-practices on how to develop Halal tourism activities, standards, and practices.

Success Story: Tourism Recovery and Women Empowerment Project in Timor-Leste

UN Tourism was on the ground in Bali, Indonesia and in Timor-Leste to disseminate the results and lessons learned of the successfully completed project on Tourism Recovery and Women Empowerment in Timor-Leste, and to explore possibilities to replicate and expand activities.

Qatar Tourism Awards: Continue Navigating Towards Excellence!

UN Tourism conducted a mission to Doha, Qatar from 12-22 May for in-depth discussions and brainstorming sessions with the Qatar Tourism team to refine and enhance the Qatar Tourism Awards categories, and to ensure a high-level of preparation for the launch of the Awards Application Portal scheduled for launch in early June.


Coming up!

Executive Council - 121st session

Barcelona, Spain, 10-11 June 2024

INSTO Insights Webinar on Measuring Accessibility at the Destination Level

Thursday, 13 June 2024 | 12:00 – 13:00 pm CEST | Zoom Session


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