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March 18, 2018

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Supporting tourism development in Africa through better measurement

In an effort to better measure tourism growth and development in Africa, UNWTO signed a Cooperation Agreement with the Nigeria Tourism Development Corporation for the Strengthening of the National Tourism Statistical System of Nigeria and the Development of a Tourism Satellite Account. UNWTO is committed to developing tourism measurement for furthering knowledge of the sector,

European Tourism 2017: Fantastic Results

BRUSSELS, February 13, 2018 — Europe welcomed 671 million international tourist arrivals in 2017, an outstanding 8% growth compared to 2016 (+2%). Europe has consolidated, for the eight consecutive year, its position as the leading destination worldwide. According to the latest European Travel Commission’s “European Tourism 2017-Trends & Prospects”, regional expansion was supported by the

UNWTO’s decision for ITB is not without victims: Children abused through tourism

The activities of the World Tourism Network on Child Protection are co-ordinated by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Secretariat and monitored by an Executive Committee established in November 2000. At least members of this executive commettee thought this was the case. The World Tourism Network on Child Protection is an open-ended network featuring

ECPAT-USA and Marriott International Announce New Partnership to Protect Children from Trafficking

Action by Leading International Hotel Chain Highlights National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month ECPAT-USA, the country’s leading anti-child trafficking policy organization, announced a new partnership with global hospitality company Marriott International to combat and prevent human trafficking and exploitation in all forms. Marking National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, Marriott International signed ECPAT-USA’s

Uber Partners with ECPAT-USA to Help Combat Human Trafficking

All US Driver Partners to Receive In-App Resources to Help Identify and Report Suspected Cases Pledging its commitment to help end human trafficking, Uber has partnered with ECPAT-USA and other leading organizations to provide education and awareness to ALL driver-partners across the United States. Human trafficking often affects the most vulnerable in our communities, whether

Murdering a tourism minister, an UNWTO Event and a witch hunt: Bizarre!

Chilling details have emerged targeting a long time international public servant, and one of the longest-serving tourism ministers to be murdered.  The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), and a new UNWTO event planned in Zimbabwe under the leadership of  secretary general Zurab Pololikashvili,  is all part of a broader internal mess this southern African country Zimbabwe is

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