UN Tourism News 85: From Small Islands to Global Leaders, UN Tourism Shapes the Future of Travel

UN Tourism News 85: From Small Islands to Global Leaders, UN Tourism Shapes the Future of Travel

   "UN Tourism News 10 May 2024 Issue 83"

UN Tourism Executive Council Meets to Place Tourism in Global Economic Agenda

Tourism leaders from across the world have met again to shape the sector’s future, emphasizing the sector’s vital economic importance while also placing it firmly on the political agenda.


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"China"China recovers its position as top spender in 2023 as Asia and the Pacific reopens to tourism

China has recovered its position as top spender on international tourism in 2023 as Asia and the Pacific consolidates its recovery from the impacts of the pandemic. In 2022, the list of top spenders was headed by the United States. France, Spain and USA took the top spots for most-visited destinations.

UN Tourism Welcomed to German Bundestag and Strengthens Bilateral Relations

UN Tourism and the German Federal Government have agreed to strengthen bilateral cooperation, with a focus on gender equality, sustainability and greater safeguarding of tourists.

UN Tourism Commits to the Antigua and Barbuda Agenda for Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

UN Tourism has reaffirmed its commitment to strengthening the sector’s resilience and increasing its importance for inclusive development in Small Island Developing States.

UN Tourism Welcomes 39 New Affiliate Members

UN Tourism announces the addition of 39 new entities from the private sector to its growing network of Affiliate Members.


UN Tourism Hosts First Regional Forum on Gastronomy Tourism for Africa at Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

UN Tourism is to host its first Regional Forum on Gastronomy Tourism for Africa, advancing its work to make gastronomy tourism a pillar for sustainable and inclusive growth across the region.

UN Tourism partners with UAE on integrated e-platform for Governing Body meetings

UN Tourism will make use of a new electronic voting system for the meetings of its key statutory meetings and other meetings of its Governing Bodies.

UN Tourism launches its first regional Forum on Gastronomy Tourism in the Philippines

The First UN Tourism Regional Forum on Gastronomy Tourism for Asia and the Pacific will take place in Cebu, The Philippines, on 26-27 June 2024. Organized in conjunction with the 36th Joint Meeting of the UN Tourism Commission for East Asia and the Pacific & the UN Tourism Commission for South Asia (36th CAP-CSA), it will mark the first time that the Gastronomy Forum is taken to the regional level.

Launch of the Second Edition of Qatar Tourism Awards!

UN Tourism joined Qatar Tourism for the launch of the 2nd edition of the Qatar Tourism Awards at Rexios Premium Qetaifan Island North in Doha. This initiative celebrates excellence in the tourism sector, recognizing outstanding achievements, innovations and individuals that contribute to making Qatar a top global destination.


Meet the finalists of the Community-Based Tourism Innovation Challenge in Colombia

22 projects have been selected from more that 570 applications in the innovation challenge on Communitarian based tourism.

4th Gastronomy in Tourism startup competition deadline extended

Innovators in the tourism sector can apply now the 4th edition of the Gastronomy in Tourism Startup Competition.


New Courses on the UN Tourism Online Academy

Customer service in the tourism sector, Sales Strategies, Channel Management, and Hotel Reputation are part of the new courses in the UN Tourism online academy.

Last call for the first cohort of the Bachelor in Science in International Sustainable Tourism

The first promotion of the Bachelor in Science in International Sustainable Tourism of UN Tourism and HSLU is about to close application period with the students that will transform the future of the sector.


UN Tourism launches the Investment Guidelines for Jordan

With data on tourism investments in the region and in the country, investors can find information on how to invest in Jordan in the new edition of the guidelines.

Asia and Pacific investments highlighted in Indonesia

Tourism Investments in the region of Asia and Pacific have been disclosed during the International Tourism Investments Forum in Yakarta.

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