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UNWTO Manila Conference sets roadmap to measure Sustainable Tourism

Nearly 1.000 experts from over 80 countries convened for three days (21-23 June) in Manila, The Philippines at the 6th International Conference on Tourism Statistics to lay the groundwork for an expanded statistical framework to measure sustainable tourism in its economic, social and environmental dimensions. The outcome ‘Call for Action on Measuring Sustainable Tourism’ represents

The Economic Development in Africa: Tourism

Reaching the peak of Mt Kilimanjaro, having a medical procedure in Tunisia, observing Rhino’s at an eco-lodge in Namibia, rafting the Zambezi River, these are all forms of a growing and eclectic tourism industry in Africa. This year, UNCTAD’s ‘Economic Development in Africa Report 2017’ focuses on ‘Tourism for transformative and inclusive growth’ and encourages

CTO secretary general Hugh Riley (left) and CDB president Dr Warren Smith sign partnership agreement at CDB headquarters

Caribbean Tourism Organization And Caribbean Development Bank to help region’s tourism sector combat impact of climate change

Region’s tourism development agency to launch climate smart programme with €460,000 grant from Caribbean Development Bank. BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (23 June, 2017) – The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has received a €460,000 grant from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) to implement a project to increase the Caribbean tourism sector’s resilience to natural hazards and climate related

Tourism and future energy: committed to curb emissions

Under the title ‘Tourism and Future Energy: Unlocking low-carbon growth opportunities’, industry leaders and policy makers have convened in the Kazakh capital city of Astana to discuss the contribution of the tourism sector to reducing carbon emissions. The Conference is a joint initiative of Astana EXPO 2017 and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) with the

Manila Call for Action on Measuring Sustainable tourism

UNWTO issued the Manila Call for Action on Measuring Sustainable Tourism: We, the representatives of tourism, economic, environmental and other related administrations, statistical institutes, international and regional organizations, the private sector, the academia and civil society, gathered at the 6th UNWTO International Conference on Tourism Statistics: Measuring Sustainable Tourism, organized by the Government of the

Tourism stats at the basic level in the Philippines

By Dean M. Bernardo, eTN Manila. As delegates from 60 different countries gather in the Philippine capital of Manila for the 3-day 6th UNWTO International Conference on Tourism Statistics being held from June 21-24, 2017, how does an everyday Filipino worker in the tourism sector see the importance of statistics? In the mountain resort town

Growing Importance of Intra-Regional Travel

By Dean M. Bernardo, eTN Manila. Manila, the Philippines (21 June 2017) – UNWTO – Marcio Favilla, the Executive Director for Operational Programmes and Institutional Relations of the United Nations World Tourism Organization highlighted the growing significance of Intra-Regional Travel. The UNWTO official cited the phenomenal growth of Asia at 80% between Southeast Asia, and

Statisticians Take Up Challenge of Tourism Ministers

By Dean M. Bernardo, eTN Manila. Manila, the Philippines (21 June 2017) – UNWTO – Six heads of statistic agencies of six nations agreed to take part in crafting a global standardized form of metrics in determining and assessing data on tourism. In the afternoon session of day one of the 6th United Nations World

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