San Sebastian hosts UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Basque Culinary Center (BCC) have signed the Agreement for the holding of the 5th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism (San Sebastian, Spain 2-3 May 2019). The new edition of this global forum is supported by the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism of Spain, the Basque Government,…
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ASEAN Tourism Forum a successful cooperation of 10 nations
The ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) is a cooperative regional effort to promote the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) as one tourist destination. This annual event involves all the tourism industry sectors of the 10 member states of ASEAN: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam. This…
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UNWTO: Citizens recognize positive impact of tourism sector
According to the first ever global survey conducted by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and IPSOS, 47% of respondents think ‘they live in cities with a high number of tourists’. Over 50% considers tourism has a positive impact in generating wealth and promoting cultural exchanges, and 49% feel there should be measures to improve tourism…
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UNWTO: International tourist arrivals reach 1.4 billion two years ahead of forecasts
International tourist arrivals grew 6% in 2018, totalling 1.4 billion according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. UNWTO’s long term forecast issued in 2010 indicated the 1.4 billion mark would be reached in 2020, yet the remarkable growth of international arrivals in recent years has brought it two years ahead. International tourist arrivals up…
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UNWTO Activities at FITUR 2019
UNWTO Activities at FITUR 2019 Inauguration of a tourism innovation hub The final stage of the 1st UNWTO Tourism Startup Competition The 10th Edition of The Tourism Investment and Business Forum for Africa Understanding the success of Asian Tourism Madrid, Spain, 17 January – These will be among the activities led by the World Tourism…
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The World Travel and Tourism Council announces 2019 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards finalists
The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) is delighted to announce the 15 finalists for its 2019 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards. The 2019 finalists are organised into the following new categories: Climate Action, Investing in People, Destination Stewardship, Social Impact and Changemakers.
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Adios Spain for UNWTO?
According to media reports and eTN sources, UNWTO may be on its way to a new home in China or Georgia. UNWTO’s home has been in Madrid, Spain since 1974, and Spain has been enjoying a permanent seat in the UNWTO Executive Council as a host. A move planned for a new home within Madrid…
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First destination management organization in the world awarded UNWTO.QUEST Certification
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has granted UNWTO.QUEST Certification to the Punta del Este Convention Bureau, which became the first destination management organization in the world to receive this certification. The Punta del Este Convention Bureau, a UNWTO Affiliate Member, participated in the UNWTO.QUEST Certification pilot project that was created to advance excellence and quality…
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