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October 22, 2018

Posts by: Erik Grimaldi

International arrivals into Asia Pacific continue to exceed the global average

Foreign arrivals into Asia Pacific destinations continued to grow at better than the global average in 2017, reaching a record volume high of more than 646 million arrivals relative to 2016. According to the Annual Travel Monitor 2018 Final Edition (ATM) released by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) today, international visitor arrivals (IVAs) into

International Tourism Maintains Strong Momentum

According to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)’s latest barometer, international tourist arrivals grew 6% in the first six months of 2018 after a record year of growth in 2017. All world regions enjoyed robust growth in tourist arrivals in January-June 2018. The increase was fuelled by strong demand from major source markets, supported by an

Technology and Innovation Seen as a Big Boost to Cultural Tourism

Seeking to advance use of innovation and cutting-edge technologies into cultural tourism practices, destinations and products, the International Seminar on Harnessing Cultural Tourism through Innovation and Technology will be held in Hamedan, Iran alongside the 40th UNWTO Affiliate Members Plenary Session (12-14 November 2018). The seminar recognizes the significance of innovation in managing and promoting

“It’s Almost Too Late.” ICTP President to World Health Tourism Congress

In a strong keynote address to Tourism Experts, Doctors and Students gathered on the Portuguese Island of Madeira, Professor Geoffrey Lipman Co-Founder of SUNx – the Strong Universal Network said that the industry is running out of time to craft a meaningful response to the existential challenge of Climate Change. He said that “Health Tourism

International Day of Non-Violence at UN explores tolerance and understanding

Prestigious statesman, peace activists, and highly-acclaimed leaders gathered in New York earlier today to commemorate the anniversary of Indian activist, Mahatma Gandhi’s birth. Internationally recognized as “Non-Violence Day,” the United Nations played host to a day of discussions around the future of conflict-resolution and ways to improve tolerance and understanding in the modern world. The

Digital transformation & innovation take spotlight on World Tourism Day 2018

Madrid, Spain, 28 September 2018 – World Tourism Day 2018 was observed in Budapest, Hungary yesterday (27 September 2018) with the official celebration focusing on the digital transformation in tourism, a World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) priority. The event examined how investment in new technology provides the sector with opportunities for innovation. Introducing a new seminar-based

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