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June 20, 2018

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African Tourism Ministers Stress the Importance of Correct Tourism Measurement for Improved Policy

“Tourism Statistics: A Catalyst for Development”, was the theme of this year’s seminar in the context of the 61st Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Africa (Abuja, Nigeria, 4-6 June). The meeting included a ministerial dialogue on the importance of tourism statistics under the topic “Better measure, better manage”. The Commission for Africa attracted 18

WTTC recognises Australia’s leadership on biometric travel facilitation

Australia continues to provide global leadership for travel facilitation measures with the trials of biometric passenger identification technology at major airports, says the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). During the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Annual General Meeting in Sydney, the world’s largest gathering of airline leaders, Gloria Guevara, President & CEO, WTTC, said:

7th Global Summit on Urban Tourism

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is pleased to inform that the 7th Global Summit on Urban Tourism will take place from 16-19 September 2018 in Seoul, at the kind invitation of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Korea and the Seoul Metropolitan Government. The provisional programme, general information note and registration online will be available shortly.

UNWTO announces 4th World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism

Following the success of the previous editions, the Government of Thailand and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), in collaboration with the Basque Culinary Center, are organizing the 4th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism, to take place from 30 May to 1 June 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand. This 4th edition of the World Forum on

Joint EU-UNWTO report provides better understanding of tourism in the European Union

The new report ‘European Union Tourism Trends’, prepared by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in cooperation with the European Commission, underscores tourism’s major social and economic benefits for 28 countries comprising the European Union (EU). EU destinations welcomed 538 million international overnight visitors in 2017, 40% of the world total. EU accommodation establishments provide over

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