The most complete source of tourism knowledge



UN Tourism offers the most complete source of tourism knowledge

Within the UN Tourism Elibrary UN Tourism offers more than 1400 electronic publications and 1700 tourism data sets on domestic, inbound and outbound tourism for more that 200 countries and territories which are regularly updated.

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UN Tourism Publications services include:

UN Tourism Elibrary


The UN Tourism Elibrary is the largest online collection of publications and statistics in the field of tourism and contains all UN Tourism publications published to date and 1700 regularly updated data sets and indicators on inbound (arrivals and overnight stays), outbound and domestic tourism, as well as tourism industries, employment and macroeconomic indicators on tourism.

For further information about our contents, annual subscriptions, access options, etc., please contact:

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Depository Library Programme

Depository Library ProgrammeThe UN Tourism Depository Library Programme fosters the access of UN Tourism knowledge in tourism to a wider audience worldwide. Participating Depository Libraries (mainly in the academic sector) receive all UN Tourism publications in at least one official language with a 50% discount and assign part of its collection exclusively to UN Tourism publications and knowledge.

  Consult your closest UN Tourism Depository Library.

If you wish to participate in the UN Tourism Depository Library Programme, download the Terms and Conditions as well as Application forms.

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UN Tourism works with the following distribution partners worldwide.

Rights and permissions

All UN Tourism publications are protected by copyright. Therefore, and unless otherwise specified, no part of a UN Tourism publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, microfilm, scanning, without prior permission in writing.

UNWTO encourages dissemination of its work and is pleased to consider permissions, licensing, and translation requests related to UNWTO publications. 

If you are interested to use UNWTO material download the Copyright Permission Request.

Permission to photocopy UNWTO material in Spain must be obtained through:

CEDRO Centro Español de Derechos Reprográficos
Calle Alcalá, 26, 3º
28014 Madrid (Spain)
Tel.: (+34) 91 308 63 30  |

For authorization of the reproduction of UNWTO works outside of Spain, please contact one of CEDRO’s partner organizations, with which bilateral agreements are in place (see:

For all remaining countries as well as for other permissions and translation licences, requests should be addressed directly to the World Tourism Organization:

Any other matters:

UN Tourism Author Guidelines

For all those who create UN Tourism content, the Publications unit has prepared basic easy-to-handle Author Guidelines that include useful examples for the most common questions authors might have. These guidelines are mandatory for all those who prepare content on behalf of UN Tourism, such as consultants, experts or employees.

Among others, you will find answers and solutions on how a UN Tourism manuscript or text should be built and structured, how to use country names in a correct way or how to deal with measures. As well the documents offer guidance on how to present tables and graphs or other additional elements such as pictures or logos. The guidelines also help in preparing refences and bibliography lists correctly.

Within the guidelines package you will also find a valuable Word template that only needs to be filled with your content. Request your Word template at:

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Thank you for using the UN Tourism Author Guidelines and Word template.